Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Service

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. For a diagnosis, the difficulties associated with ADHD must interfere significantly with an individual's functioning. As a result, ADHD is linked to a variety of difficulties related to academic performance, employment and interpersonal relationships. Additional mental health problems and substance misuse can also be common and require additional support.

The condition develops in childhood but the majority continue to have ADHD as adults. Around 2.5% of the general adult population have ADHD. In childhood more boys than girls are diagnosed with ADHD, whereas in adulthood this tends to be more balanced.

Accessing our services

GPs or seconday mental health care can refer to the ADHD service. Self referrals are not available and we cannot accept referrals from outside Nottinghamshire.

The service offers diagnostic assessment and treatment for adults with ADHD.

Service opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact and find us

Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service

Adult ADHD Service
The Pines
Highbury Hospital

Tel: 0115 956 0893

Patient and carer information

We work in partnership with the Nottingham Recovery College to offer a course for adults with, or suspected of having ADHD, called ‘Living well with Adult ADHD’. For further information visit the Nottingham Recovery College or call 0115 956 0827.

We have also developed the following leafelts:

Information for health professionals

Lead clinician

Jackie Dziewanowska, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Nurse Consultant



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