About Us 

 

Daniel Barry Pharmacist Independent Prescriber 

I provide ADHD diagnostic assessment, post-diagnostic advice, pharmacological treatment and psychoeducation for the treatment of ADHD. 
 
Through my NHS contracted work, I have developed the ADHD service in Kingston to provide the most effective and convenient treatment for ADHD for the people of the borough. 
 
I believe in putting people in charge of their own care and supporting them to make informed decisions about their treatment based on their individual needs and life goals. 
 
Being an expert in medicines, I value the need for clear treatment goals and a thorough evaluation of a person’s symptoms to ensure that taking medication for ADHD is worthwhile for that individual. 
However, above all, I believe in finding the treatment modality that best suits the needs of the individual. This often involves a combination of medication and non-pharmacological interventions.  
 
I have close connections with other healthcare professionals who are also specialists in the management of neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric conditions and can offer interventions that might fall outside my area of expertise. This might include psychotherapy, coaching, or informal support through patient groups who have an interest in neurodiversity. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why consider private treatment? 

In July 2020, a Freedom of Information request made by the BBC found that over 21,000 people were waiting for ADHD assessment on the NHS. (Read it here). 
 
The waiting time for these people ranged from over twelve months up to five years. As an ADHD Service Lead working in the NHS, I know the frustration that people experience from having to sit on ADHD service waiting lists. I often speak to people who ring frequently to request cancellation slots and I receive at least two calls a week from different people explaining the crisis point that they have reached in their lives and they are desperate to be seen at the earliest opportunity.  
 
I set up ADHD Treatments Surrey to provide an alternative option to lengthly NHS waiting times for people wishing to seek timely access to assessment and treatment for ADHD. There are many options available for private ADHD assessment in the UK and I recommend choosing a provider that you feel most comfortable and confident with. 

Transferring to NHS Services from Private Practice 

If you are diagnosed with ADHD by a private practitioner, you will still be eligible for NHS care providing your local provider is happy with the diagnostic report that has been produced.  
 
If you are started on medication for ADHD by a private provider, you will need to ensure that it can be continued by your NHS provider as not all treatment options are recommended for the treatment of ADHD by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and NHS providers won't always be able to take over-prescribing of these medications.  
 
You should contact your NHS provider if you are unsure whether they will take over prescribing of your ADHD medication once you come to the top of their waiting list. Regardless of whether you chose to explore private treatment, you should request your GP to refer to your NHS ADHD service for assessment or treatment at the earliest opportunity to get on to the NHS waiting list as soon as possible. 

Recent experience 

April 2021 – Present 
Lead Pharmacist & ADHD Pathway Lead - Neurodevelopmental Service • North East London NHS Foundation Trust 
December 2019 –March 2021 
ADHD Service Lead • Your Healthcare CIC 
October 2017 – November 2019 
Lead Pharmacist for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Forensic, Specialist and National Services' • South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust 
September 2015 –October 2017 
Lead Mental Health Pharmacist • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Education 

2019 Kings College London 
Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (PGCert) 
2016 Aston University 
Psychiatric Therapeutics Certificate (PGCert) 
2014 Kent University 
General Pharmacy Practice (PGDip) 
2010 University of Manchester 
Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) 

Awards and publications  

Contributor Health Service Journal Patient Safety Awards 2020 Finalist 
Main author South West London CCGs CAMHS ADHD Shared Care Guidelines 2019 
Main author South West London CCGs Adult ADHD Shared Care Guidelines 2019 
Contributor MRCPCH Clinical Examination: A Practical Guide 2012 
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