ADHD medication shortage

We continue to experience difficulties with the supply of ADHD medication. We know this has caused problems for children, young people and families.

This is a national situation because of global demand, and we have no influence over supplies. Our clinicians do not have any access to medication.

In response to the national alert NHS England have advised us not to start any patients on ADHD medication until the supply issue this is resolved. We continue to accept referrals, but you may need to wait a bit longer for your appointment.

If you are already on medication, request your repeat prescription in plenty of time. This will give your pharmacy more time to try to find supplies. Alternatively, you may want to ring individual pharmacies to ask if they have stocks of the medication you need. This could mean contacting several pharmacies, which we know is frustrating and time consuming. We are unable to contact pharmacies for you because it would stop us spending time with children in clinic.

We do not know when supplies will return to normal levels. We currently expect the disruption to last until at least April 2024.

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The team have produced some information that people may find useful or interesting.

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