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I’m thinking I should seek diagnosis for what I think is adhd.
Can someone explain to me in detail how the right to choose thing works to be referred for psychiatry uk and what the process is once you are referred
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I’m thinking I should seek diagnosis for what I think is adhd.
Can someone explain to me in detail how the right to choose thing works to be referred for psychiatry uk and what the process is once you are referred
I will quote the website which I'm sure that you have read, and try to put more detail into it.

"What is Right To Choose?

RTC stands for Right to Choose. It gives you the right to choose an appropriate healthcare provider if your GP agrees you need to be referred to a specialist.

How can I be referred? First you need to discuss your condition and symptoms with your GP. If they agree that you may have ADHD and that you need to be assessed, you have the legal right to choose an appropriate provider such as Psychiatry-UK. You cannot self-refer according to this website. The referral can be sent to us directly from your GP.

We will contact you by email or telephone. Failing that, we will write to you. If you are expecting to hear from us and haven’t, please contact your GP surgery to find out the date they sent the referral. They will tell you all the information regarding going when they contact you."

I've never used Psychiatry Uk, only NHS services. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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I’m thinking I should seek diagnosis for what I think is adhd.
Can someone explain to me in detail how the right to choose thing works to be referred for psychiatry uk and what the process is once you are referred
It can be a confusing process. As Sav055 says, for post-school age people, a GP may refer you for an assessment. This would then usually be done by a specialist clinical psychologist working in adult mental health services. It's worth being aware that waiting times for adult ADHD assessments tend to be long and the thresholds may be high (i.e. you may have to be experiencing major difficulties before they agree to see you).

Some adults end up going private, and getting a diagnosis and treatment that way - but ofc, this requires £££

But is you are still at scholl, but often the first stage is usually to discuss with the designated teacher for Educational Needs (or whatever they are called at your school). They will then talk with the Educational Psychologist assigned to your school and do an assessment.

In the meantime, even without a diagnosis, you could try using some of the practical strategies and charities that people with ADHD use to help make life easier. https://adhdfoundation.org.uk/
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