News

Children’s Waiting list reopening 24th January 2022

Thank you to all the families who have been so 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 Monday 24th January 2022, the waiting list for children’s assessments will reopen.

If you would like your child to be added to the waiting list, rather than calling the clinic, please could you email us at office@oxfordadhdcentre.co.uk on or after 24th January.  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:

  • The name and age of your child
  • Which assessment type you believe your child requires (i.e. ADHD, Autism or both)
  • If you are not sure which assessment is most appropriate, just let us know.

Please note that although we are reopening the waiting list, we do still have a significant number of patients to book as a result of the unprecedented demand we saw over the last year.  Therefore, we would like to make it clear that although the waiting list size has reduced, there is still at least a 5 month waiting list and so it is therefore unlikely that your child will be assessed before the start of July 2022.

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.

Christmas Closure and Prescriptions

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre will close at 5pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 9am.

Prescriptions

If you require a prescription over the Christmas period, please ensure that this is requested no later than 2pm on Tuesday 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.

Medical advice

If you are a current patient and require any medication advice, please send an email to our Meds email address, which will be monitored on 29th and 30th December only.  For any urgent matters during our closure, please contact your GP or NHS 111.

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.

Children’s Waiting list reopening 24th January 2022

Thank you to all the families who have been so patiently waiting for our children’s assessment waiting list to reopen.  …

Christmas Closure and Prescriptions

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre will close at 5pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022 …

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.  …