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It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that will be closed with effect from the 30th of September 2023.
It has been our privilege to look after you, our PGP “extended family”, which includes over 30,000 patients during our 28-year history.
Our integrative work has been groundbreaking with some truly remarkable and humbling results for which, I believe, we became quite famous.
I would like to thank past and present patients and staff for your tremendous work as an extended team, together with our network of colleagues throughout the UK.
We have worked very hard to try and ensure a smooth transition for your healthcare.
We hope that the information below will be helpful to you.

Your future medical care

It is important that you have access to your NHS GP or other medical service in future should you need prescription-based medications. We are unable to recommend a medical practice but may be able to signpost you to appropriate support via
If you have special requirements as a past patient please email Responses are not guaranteed and will be discretionary.

How we handle your data

We have a legal duty to inform you of the way we are managing your data. Over the past two or three years, our policy has been to send you copies of all your letters, blood results, and notes from your consultations. Therefore, you should have enough information to provide any new GMC-registered medical practitioner.
Past medical records are held securely. Please send any SARS requests to

PGP still retains the contact data of all patients with an email address. This is with a view to making future contact to advise of any services being provided by PGP going forward. All patients are offered the option of opting out of this and having their contact data removed if they so wish.

Yours in health and happiness.
The PGP Team

Autism, Aspergers & ASD Test

Our assessment pathway is borne from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for ‘Autism Diagnosis in Children and Young People’. NICE is an organisation that sets standards for healthcare professionals.

There are three phases to the ASD Assessment Pathway here at Private GP. This includes a triage service, a holistic ASD assessment and post-assessment support. Each is detailed below. Please call Private GP to enquire.

1. Triage for Self-Referrals

When you make an enquiry for an autism, aspergers or ASD assessment, your child will be invited to a 30-minute appointment with one of our GPs.

You will also be sent a ‘screening-pack’ containing various questionnaires for you, the parent, to complete. Some of these directly relate to ASD symptomatology, and others are designed to gather information about other conditions that can be present alongside possible ASD. These include questionnaires relating to Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as any sensory sensitivities and mental health difficulties that your child may have.

The questionnaires will be reviewed by a clinical psychologist.

If the Neurodiversity Team feels that an ASD assessment is the best course of action for your child, we will book them into the assessment pathway.

If the Neurodiversity Team does not feel that an ASD assessment is the best way to support your child, we will write to you with some brief recommendations to take to your GP. You may also choose to book an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists. They will discuss with you, in detail the results of the screening questionnaires you completed and will offer advice and signposting towards the most appropriate treatment for your child.

2. The ASD Assessment

ASD assessments are very thorough. This means that you and your child will meet with different professionals within the Neurodiversity Team for various appointments. Information will also be gathered from your child’s teachers and through direct observation of your child.

Typically, our assessments run over a three-month period, although this may be extended if the team feel that further assessment is needed. An outline of our ASD assessment pathway is described below.

Appointment for parents

As part of the assessment, it is really important that the Neurodiversity Team have a detailed picture relating to your child’s development, as well as an understanding of your current concerns. To establish this, you will meet with a clinical psychologist who will ask you questions about your child.

Appointment(s) for your child

Your child will take part in an autism-specific assessment, which will be facilitated by two professionals of the Neurodiversity Team. This is called the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). It includes age-appropriate play with your child, as well as conversations designed to give the team an understanding of how they make sense of the world. Questionnaires may also be given to your child where appropriate.

The Neurodiversity Team will also gather information from your child’s school. This will involve asking teachers to complete standardised questionnaires and also having a discussion with them about your child. It may also include an observation of your child in a school setting.

Your child may also wish to complete a cognitive assessment with a clinical psychologist. This will identify some of your child’s strengths and areas of need. It can also help the team to generate some recommendations relating to possible support and adaptations that can facilitate your child to meet their potential in the school environment. This aspect of the service is charged at an additional fee.

Feedback Session

After the assessment is complete, the Neurodiversity Team will meet to discuss their observations and the findings from the various assessments. They will also draft a thorough report. You will be then invited to a feedback session with the clinical psychologist who has been involved in your child’s assessment. During the appointment, the outcome of your child’s assessment and the clinical recommendations of the team will be shared with you. You will also have the opportunity to review the report.

Included within the assessment fee, you will also be invited to meet the Neurodiversity Team’s ‘Specialist Children and Young People’s Counsellor and Teacher’. You may wish to use this session in a variety of ways, including to process the diagnosis together, to start to make initial plans to support your child therapeutically and educationally, or to discuss how to share this diagnosis with them.

Possible outcomes of the assessment

It is important to understand that there could be several possible outcomes of your child’s assessment.

It may be that the Neurodiversity Team can be confident that your child has ASD and a diagnosis will be given. Alternatively, they may feel that your child does not meet the diagnostic criteria for ASD and a diagnosis will not be given.

Sometimes conditions including attachment disorder, ADHD and ASD can have overlapping features and may present similarly in terms of the child’s behaviour. Therefore, it may not be possible to offer a diagnosis of ASD without further assessment. In these instances, further assessment for a differential or co-morbid diagnosis will be recommended.

3. Post-assessment support for families and children

Based on the recommendations laid out in your child’s assessment report, post-assessment support will be made available by specialists within their field via Private GP for an additional fee. These services are available to all young people and their families, even if the Neurodiversity Team did not give a diagnosis of ASD.

Post-assessment support options include appointments for you and your child with our GP who has expertise in functional medicine, our autism-trained counsellor, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, or occupational therapists.

Neurodiversity Team

Dr Laura Onens

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Julia Piper

GP & Functional Medicine Expert

You are unique and we are ready to listen

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