ADHD Shared Care Prescribing Policy




The practice may accept shared care prescribing for ADHD medications if the following
criteria are met:

  • No under 18’s
  • Service must be led and assessed by a UK licenced, GMC registered Consultant Physician, or Psychiatrist in their field of expertise.
  • We must be satisfied with the quality of the assessment and diagnostic process.
  • Patient must be started and stabilised on a recognised North West London Integrated Care Board formulary medication, free from adverse effects and on the same medication at the same dose for a minimum of at least 6 months depending on the treatment.
  • Full shared care information and monitoring required to be sent to us.
  • You must proactively arrange, attend and complete all required monitoring with us.
  • You must ensure that you arrange and attend all required reviews (minimum annually) with the specialist.
  • Any change in dose or medication must be determined by the original specialist e.g. change of dose, lack of stock (we are not responsible for stock shortages in pharmacies).
  • Timely and effective communication from the initiating specialist when it is needed for any queries or concerns we may have.
  • The practice has capacity to accommodate the shared care prescribing request.
  • If transfer to NHS care is required or requested for eligible patients, the private specialist will arrange this themselves.