Drs Rasul & Thompson

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Shared Care Statement

Due to the significant pressure on Secondary Care services and inadequate resources, certain NHS specialities unfortunately report lengthy waiting times. Examples include ADHD and Transgender care where NHS waiting times can be in excess of one and three years respectively. 

We understand how frustrating and disappointing this may be for many individuals. NHS Scotland are currently considering this as a matter of importance.

With regard to both ADHD and Transgender care, it is therefore understandable that patients who wish to pursue this may choose to access Private Clinics for timely assessment and treatment where indicated. 

Private ADHD and Transgender clinics may recommend medication. Individuals who are started on medication are advised that ongoing prescription on the NHS is not guaranteed. Private clinic monitoring must take place at regular intervals and is essential to enable ongoing treatment whilst ensuring patient safety. 

Requests for shared care between Private Clinics and General Practice are discussed individually on a case to case basis. Correspondence from the referring clinic, the expertise of the practitioner making the assessment, duration and compliance with medication and monitoring protocols are taken into consideration. 

Failure to engage in drug monitoring and follow up with the specialist clinic will result in termination of the shared care agreement and cessation of NHS prescriptions. 

This, alongside the financial implications of private care should be taken into consideration. 

We kindly request patients bring a letter to their initial appointment with the GP if you suspect you may have ADHD. The letter should outline your concerns and relevant information about your symptoms and when your first suspected that you had ADHD.

Alternatively, you may choose to email the practice with the same details, and the information will be securely stored in your file. This proactive step will assist the GP in understanding your situation better and facilitate a more comprehensive discussion during your appointment.

Thank you for your understanding.


Complete the ADHD assessment form

Patients can also complete the ADHD assessment form.

You have contacted the practice looking to arrange an assessment for possible ADHD. This assessment is carried out by the community mental health team (CMHT).

At present the waiting time for an ADHD assessment is about 12 months. ADHD is neurodevelopmental condition that can impact your behaviour and the way you experience the world around you.

If you have ADHD your brain might work differently to other people. It means that the way your brain controls your concentration, activity levels and impulses is a bit different – this is a form of neurodiversity.

For example, you might act without thinking about the consequences or be very easily distracted.

Symptoms tend to start very early in life, before the age of six. Lots of people will get an ADHD diagnosis at this age, but you can be diagnosed at any stage in your life and you might not realise you have ADHD until you’re much older.

Symptoms for ADHD can be different for everyone and can depend on your age, sex, gender identity and whether you have any other neurodevelopmental conditions.

ADHD can run in families, but the cause is mostly unknown. At present there is a huge demand for ADHD testing and often referral are rejected due to lack of information.

To help the CMHT assess your referral please complete the following form with as much information as possible.

It would be helpful if you give specific examples of how you may be hyperactive, impulsive or inattentive and particularly explain with examples how this has affected you throughout your whole life.


Adult ADHD Self Report Scale (ASRS – v1.1)
Please use format day/month/year e.g. 12/05/1979

Please answer the questions below, rating yourself on each of the criteria shown using the scale from never to very often. As you answer each question, select the answer that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.

Part A

1. How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?
2. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organisation?
3. How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?
4. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?
5. How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?
6. How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?

Part B

7. How often do you make careless mistakes when you have to work on a boring or difficult project?
8. How often do you have difficulty keeping your attention when you are doing boring or repetitive work?
9. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say, even when they are speaking to you directly?
10. How often do you misplace or have difficulty finding things at home or at work?
11. How often are you distracted by activity or noise around you?
12. How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?

Part C

13. How often do you feel restless or fidgety?
14. How often do you have difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you have time to yourself?
15. How often do you find yourself talking too much when you are in social situations?
16. When you’re in a conversation, how often do you find yourself finishing the sentences of the people you are talking to, before they can finish them themselves?
17. How often do you have difficulty waiting your turn in situations when turn-taking is required?
18. How often do you interrupt others when they are busy?

Please answer the following questions in your own words, providing examples about inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

Privacy Policy

This form collects your name, date of birth, email, other personal information and medical details. This is to confirm you are registered with the practice, to allow the practice team to contact you and also to update your medical records held by the practice and our partners in the NHS. Please read our Privacy Policy to discover how we protect and manage your submitted data.