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Contact us

Via safe secure email to:

adhd.team@nhs.net

ADHD service telephone number:

0121 466 3425 / 3426

Click here to download the PDF version of the Children and Families referral form for all services.

Service operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer as normal.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) alert:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families.

We understand that you might be worried about coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – particularly if your child has a long-term health condition. This information sheet from Birmingham Community Health Care Foundation Trust (BCHC) sets out our advice and the action we are taking to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ADHD Nursing Team has had to make significant changes, reviewing the service we currently provide.

As of 6 April 2020, the following changes in the ADHD Nursing service we provide will come into effect:

  • There will be no face-to face appointments scheduled until future notice.
  • Families have the option of continuing with medication which has already been prescribed and can continue to request a repeat prescription on a Monday or Thursday, between the hours of 9am – 3pm on 0121 466 3425 or 0121 466 3426 (please note requests can take up to 10 working days to be completed).
  • If your child/young person is experiencing any side effects,  the advice from us is that you stop medication
  • We are unable to start anyone on newly prescribed medication including any medication reviews, due to reduction to our service and inability to monitor your child/young person as would be required
  • Please note we do not have a full nursing team, due to staff redeployment in line with national and Trust response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Introduction

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) nursing team offers a comprehensive assessment for ADHD, which includes detailed school reports, rating scales (validated assessment tools) from both parent/carer and school; it may also include a school observation.

If the child is diagnosed with ADHD by a paediatrician, the team who consist of registered nurses and administrators who specialise in the assessment and treatment of condition will then meet with the child and family for a first appointment.

If you are waiting for a new or a follow up appointment and you are concerned about your child’s health please contact your GP, call 111 or 999 if an emergency.