Mark Pitts

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Mark is the Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Adult ADHD Service, which is an outpatient clinic based at the Maudsley Hospital, and one of a number of national specialist services offered by the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The Adult ADHD Service is a national service specialising in the assessments and treatment of adults with ADHD, and was the first such service in the United Kingdom. Mark’s role is predominantly focused on providing follow-up reviews to monitor patients’ responses to medication in conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrist, and advising patients and their local clinicians on titration to the optimum medication dosage, as well as assisting in the initial assessment process, and overseeing the day to day running of the service.

Mark has degrees in Psychology and Learning Disability Nursing, and worked for 5 years in a national low-secure service for people with a mild/borderline learning disability at the Bethlem Royal Hospital prior to taking up his current position in 2005. Mark also has an MSc in Mentasl health Studies. His clinical interests are in the assessment of ADHD in adults, pharmacological treatment and follow-up, and the development of adult ADHD services. He also sits on the steering committee of the UK ADHD Nursing Network (UKANN), whose main aim is to provide a regular conference aimed at nurses working in this specialism.