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Continued closure of waiting list for Children’s assessments – update October 2021

We recently posted an update to advise that we temporarily closed to all new enquiries for children’s assessments.  We agreed to review the situation in October 2021.  Unfortunately, due to reasons outside of our control, we have not made as much progress with clearing the waiting list backlog that had accrued, as we had hoped.

We therefore now plan to review the situation again in mid December 2021.

As a result of unprecedented demand on our Children’s assessment service, the Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre temporarily closed to new enquiries for children’s assessments only in August 2021.  Demand for our high-quality services has been extraordinary in the last 2 years and our waiting times have grown to lengths beyond where we are comfortable.

This was an exceedingly difficult decision to make, but it is in the best interests of all our current patients, staff, and those already waiting to be seen.

If you have already been contacted with a confirmation email to advise that your child has been added to our waiting list, then please be assured that you remain on this list and we will be in touch in due course to offer you an assessment, once your forms have been received and you come to the top of the list.

Please note that we are still open to all existing patients; and can continue to accept new patients for ADHD medication reviews, coaching/mentoring, and all Adult assessments.  This closure applies only to new children’s assessments for ADHD, Autism or combined.

We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to being able to update you again towards the end of this year.

Temporary Closure of Waiting list for Children’s Assessments – August 2021

As a result of an unprecedented demand on our Children’s assessment service, the Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre is temporarily closing to new enquiries for children’s assessments.  Demand for our high-quality services has been extraordinary in recent months and our waiting times have grown to lengths beyond where we are comfortable.

This was an exceedingly difficult decision to make, but it is in the best interests of all our current patients, staff, and those already waiting to be seen.  We will review the situation in mid October 2021, so please do check for updates on our website.

If you have already been contacted with a confirmation email to advise that your child has been added to our waiting list, then please be assured that you remain on this list and we will be in touch in due course to offer you an assessment, once your forms have been received and you come to the top of the list.

Please note that we are still open to all existing patients; and can continue to accept new patients for ADHD medication reviews, coaching/mentoring, and all Adult assessments.  This closure applies only to new children’s assessments for ADHD, Autism or combined.

We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to being able to update you again later in the year.

Children’s assessment waiting list re-opening March 2021

Thank you to all the families who have been patiently waiting for our children’s assessment waiting list to reopen.  It has been a very frustrating and challenging time all round and we are sorry we could not reopen the list any sooner.

We are pleased to say that as of today, Monday 1st March 2021, the waiting list for children’s assessments is now open again.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please could you email us at office@oxfordadhdcentre.co.uk, rather than calling the clinic, wherever possible.  This will enable us to obtain your email address and reply with the relevant information and registration forms you will require far quicker than by calling us.  In your email, please advise which assessment you believe your child requires and their name and age. If you are not sure which assessment is most appropriate, just let us know.

Please note that although we have reopened the waiting list, we do still have a significant backlog of patients to see as a result of the recent lockdowns; and restrictions on our opening guidelines are still limited for at least the next couple of months.  Therefore, we would like to make it clear that there is still a 5 month waiting list and so it is therefore unlikely that your child will be assessed before the start of August 2021.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time and we look forward to being able to help and support you and your family soon.

We are still open for medication reviews

We would like to clarify for all our existing patients that we are still open for medication review appointments.

If you are due a medication review, need advice on your medication, or have recently received an ADHD or Autism diagnosis elsewhere and would like to discuss options for ongoing support, please call us on 01865 744144 during office hours.

Availability is limited but we are still able to offer these appointments, so please get in touch as normal.

Covid-19 Partial Clinic Closure and Waiting List Update January 2021

5th January 2021

Partial Clinic Closure

As a result of the UK Government announcement on 4th January 2021, it is with great sadness that the Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre must temporarily partially close its doors again to all face-to-face appointments, in the interest of safety and wellbeing for all concerned.

We will continue to operate all appointments that can be conducted by video call or telephone.  We will be in touch with all patients booked for children’s assessments or face to face appointments during January and February in the next few days, so please bear with us during this time.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

We sincerely hope that we will be able to re-open fully during February, but we will follow UK Government guidelines as to when this will be possible.  Please do check our website for further updates.

Waiting list update

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre temporarily closed to new enquiries for children’s assessments only in October 2020.  Demand for our high-quality services was extraordinary in 2020 and along with a closure of the clinic during the first national lockdown from March to June, our waiting times grew to lengths beyond where we are comfortable.

We were hoping to reopen the waiting list for children’s assessments in the New Year; however, as a result of this latest closure and continued pressure on our limited opening due to the pandemic, we will review the situation again in February.

This has been an exceedingly difficult decision to make, but it is in the best interests of all our current patients, staff, and those already waiting to be seen.

If you have already been contacted with a confirmation email to advise that your child has been added to our waiting list, then please be assured that you remain on this list and we will be in touch in due course to offer you an assessment, once we are fully open again, your forms have been received, and you come to the top of the list.

Please note that we are still open to all existing patients; and can continue to accept new patients for ADHD medication reviews, coaching/mentoring, and all Adult assessments, provided you are happy to have a video or telephone call.  The closure of our waiting list applies only to new children’s assessments for ADHD, Autism or combined Neurodevelopmental.

We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to being able to update you again soon.

Christmas Closure dates and Prescription requests

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre will close at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021 at 9am.

If you require a prescription over the Christmas period, please ensure that this is requested no later than 2pm on Monday 21st December.  Please note that Royal Mail are experiencing delays with their postage, so although we send out prescriptions by 1st class signed for delivery, we cannot guarantee how quickly they will be received at present.

Temporary closure of waiting list for Children’s assessments

22nd October 2020

It is with regret that the Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre is temporarily closing to new enquiries for children’s assessments.  Demand for our high-quality services has been extraordinary in recent months and our waiting times have grown to lengths beyond where we are comfortable.

This was an exceedingly difficult decision to make, but it is in the best interests of all our current patients, staff, and those already waiting to be seen.  We will review the situation in the new year, so please check for updates on our website in January.

If you have already been contacted with a confirmation email to advise that your child has been added to our waiting list, then please be assured that you remain on this list and we will be in touch in due course to offer you an assessment, once your forms have been received and you come to the top of the list.

Please note that we are still open to all existing patients; and can continue to accept new patients for ADHD medication reviews, coaching/mentoring, and all Adult assessments.  This closure applies only to new children’s assessments for ADHD, Autism or combined Neurodevelopmental.

We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to being able to update you again in the new year.

Covid-19 Update September 2020

In line with the latest UK Government guidance, the clinic is open, having undertaken a risk assessment to comply with the guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19 and staying Covid-19 secure.  We have taken measures to ensure the health and well being of our staff and patients, and to prevent the spread of the virus.

We are limiting the numbers of patients scheduled at any one time for face to face assessments in the clinic.  Limitations on the number of patients we can see in the clinic have led to an increase in our waiting times.  For all children’s assessments the waiting time is approximately 4 months.  For adults, the waiting time is approximately 2-4 weeks for ADHD assessments and 3 months for Autism assessments.

All follow up appointments will continue to be conducted remotely until further notice.

If you are scheduled to visit the clinic for an assessment, please can you contact us as soon as possible if you have been advised to self isolate, or if you/your child have any of the main symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 which include:

  • high temperature
  • new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes within 24 hours)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Meetup Group for Women with Autism

Autistic women’s meetup group – Events are advertised for this group via Facebook. The group has been running since 2017.  Events are based in London, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.  If you are an autistic woman (age 18+, either self-diagnosed or formally diagnosed) who might benefit from socialising/meeting some autistic women like yourself then please feel free to visit the group page:

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