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.