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Referral Form

To understand more about our referral process please click on the button 'Referral process' below. If you are seeking a diagnostic assessment and would like to understand how this referral process develops please click on the button 'Diagnostic Referral Process' below.

 

 

 

 

Update for new referrals: We are accepting new referrals for adult and child diagnostic assessments. We are accepting new referrals for adult and child therapy. We are also open to new referrals for adult and child initial assessments.

If you would like to submit a referral to our services please complete and submit the form by clicking on the button 'New Referral' below this paragraph. 

When we make contact about your request we will send information about our service, consent forms, an initial survey and some online assessments to complete to give us more information. ​To save any delays please ensure you have completed and sent everything back via the secure links you are sent on text and email. We will be in touch as soon as we are able to do so. The reason we ask for information ahead of appointments is so that we can match you with the most appropriate clinician.

NB: If you are an adult completing this on a child's behalf please select "Someone else" and seeking support for a "child".

If you are in need of urgent support, please contact one of the following services:

  • Text "SHOUT" to 85258 - this will connect you to ShoutUK, a free and confidential 24/7 support service

  • Call 116 123 - this will connect you to Samaritans, a free 24/7 helpline

ADHD referral request update:

We have recently been made aware that the Cornwall NHS Adult ADHD service are no longer accepting individuals who have had a diagnosis completed privately into the service for a medication review and subsequent titration. Their rationale for this is that if individuals can afford to fund an assessment privately, then they can also fund medication. From our understanding, once you have medication titrated at the correct dosage by an outside agency, you can still then transfer this back under a shared care agreement to your GP to continue monitoring and prescriptions. The cost for this titration process varies by company, but also according to how many appointments are needed to achieve a good match of a medication and specific amount. We believe an estimate for this would be approximately £750-1500 over 3-6 appointments, depending on need. Medication also costs in the region of £100/month. Once stable on medication usually your GP would be able to sign up to a shared care agreement and the medication would then become prescribed by your GP at the standard NHS prescription cost of £9.65. You are likely to need to continue 6 monthly monitoring with the original prescriber. GPs are often happy to enter into shared care agreements but they are under no obligation to, so we recommend speaking to your GP before coming for an assessment.

 

As you can imagine many of these services have been overwhelmed by the number of individuals who are having to avoid the NHS system and therefore the timescales are affected by this. We are working to try to pursue local links for this but we are yet to find anyone providing this service in Cornwall. 

 

We continue to believe that finding strategies and tools and making adjustments to home and work life are a key priority following an ADHD diagnosis, and that although medication is useful for some, many do not take this up. We make a series of recommendations for you after your assessment of other avenues to pursue.

Please note - when entering your mobile phone number, on the form, please us the +44 format and omit the 0 at the start of your number (example: 07876 543 321 becomes +447876 543 321) . We request this as we use a messaging service to communicate appointment information to you.

 

Please check what you have entered and ensure your mobile number and email address are correct.

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