Written by a NHS patient
30th May 2021
I was lucky to find Psychiatry UK when I did.
The waiting list for ADHD diagnosis at my local NHS provider was long, and the waiting list with P-UK was short at the time.
The diagnosis process was done really quickly. Titration took a while for me, but that was because it needed to.
The admin staff have always been superb. They are helpful and booked me in quickly, and when I had a query, the dealt with that well too.
The pharmacy dispensed my medications without any fuss and checked things like address details thoroughly. Having medication delivered was brilliant. I know several people who have said using local pharmacies for controlled medications can be difficult. By contrast, this was just smooth and simple.
My psychiatrist, Dr Mashru really listens to me. I felt heard. I came away from my first appointment with anew understanding of myself, My ADHD and how perimenopause impacts on it. I recommend Dr Mashru if you want to understand ADHD and how women’s hormones impact it, at different life stages and throughout your 28 day cycle.
The titration process is done through - web portal. That is helpful ans you can add information at a time which works for you and when your adhd brain is able to do it. It would be great to have more functionality for adding all the data needed for medications straight in the app rather than a word document. I understand an app is in development.
Thank you to everyone at P-UK for paving the way in right to choose. I can’t imagine what would have happened if I had had to wait the longer time for an NHS diagnosis. I wouldn’t be in the good place I am now. I know your success has come with longer waiting times than when I started the process. I hope you can grow with the demand. I also see all the support your team give in certain Facebook groups to people going through the right to choose process and the way you are fighting for the changes in the law and for CCGs in certain areas to provide adequate services. Thank you