Important message about ADHD Medication
There is a total absence of any Lisdexamfetamine and supplies are not expected until early December. Lisdexamfetamine is a controlled drug which means that there are especial stringencies around its prescription. If you are currently being prescribed for by your doctor it is not permissible for one of our psychiatrists to prescribe either Lisdexamfetamine or any other drug unless it is in the context of a request to come off the Shared Care Agreement (requiring a consultation appointment and a review after starting new medication with the new medication becoming your normal prescription going forward) and we do not have any such appointment slots available in the next few weeks anyway.
Whilst we understand that this is an inconvenience, ADHD medication is not classed as a necessary medication and stopping it for a few weeks will do no harm to your body. As supplies start to trickle back into the market, it will be worth 'shopping around' different pharmacies. However, please be aware that private pharmacies, such as Zen or Pharmazon, may not be willing to honour NHS prescriptions if they do not have any obligation to do so. Please do not ring to make a special case or berate our staff; it is not their fault and they will not be able to assist you because this is a clinical matter, governed by medical regulation.
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I was always very impressed with Dr.Stoffels's ability to handle stressful situations and get patients to relax when others could not. Her professional approach,ethos and passion definitely helped to increase the hospital 'success rate.
Dr.Stoffels has an exceptional sense of responsibility and that has caused her to spend consecutive days here at the hospital caring for patients. Her medical experience and clinical knowledge allowed her to work with patients of all ages and all neurological conditions and her effectiveness knows no bracket. The feedback I got from patients treated by Dr.Stoffels was always positive and glowing.
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Dr Allen has true expertise; he is authoritative but quietly unassuming in his approach. Dr Allen establishes a strong and genuinely empathic doctor-patient relationship that is based on mutual trust. I have never felt so comfortable, open and honest with a psychiatrist before.
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Dr Allen maintained his patience and he acted as the voice of reason - that is no small comfort during a transitional period when you cannot always trust your thoughts. Bipolar disorder did not define me; but I accepted it at last.
Finally, the search for the most appropriate treatment(s). This can be a frustrating process - we are all different and there is no substitute for trial and error. Dr Allen communicated his strategy clearly and he was only too happy to involve me in the decision making process, which included making appropriate dosage adjustments based on my feedback as a medication-sensitive individual. Not only is that degree of personalised care a rarity, it was also very clever: it empowered me; it gave me some degree of control over my treatment; I willingly complied and my condition improved markedly as a result.
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Dr Stoffels positivity has enabled real successes to be achieved for her Patients largely in line with their wishes and always in their best interests. Dr Stoffels in my experience is both a credit to herself and the Mental Health / Acquired Brain Injury Profession.
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Dr Danny Allen was extremely helpful in diagnosing my ADHD and was highly knowledgeable on the subject, picking up on specific traits of mine that I had not initially thought to link to my attention deficit and giving great advice in regards to medication. I would highly recommend him!
I have worked with Martine Stoffels for a number of years. All I can say is that she is an absolute pleasure to work with and is extremely patient orientated. How Martine interacts with patients, their families and staff is exceptional and she always makes you feel that you have been listened to.