Updated information regarding the shortage of ADHD medication

Statement / comment
12 December 2023

Since our initial communication regarding the shortage of ADHD medication on 19 October, further guidance has been issued to support clinicians in the treatment of relevant patients during the ongoing issues being experienced in accessing medication.

Both pieces of guidance are available from the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service. The first of these provides the latest guidance and details on prescribing advice and current medication availability for the treatment of ADHD: Prescribing available medicines to treat ADHD.

The second piece of new guidance contains more detailed information about prescribing advice for new and existing patients: Supporting system response to the ADHD medicine shortage.

We will seek to keep you up to date as and when we have new information regarding the availability of these medications.

For further information, please contact: