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Gordon Brown

Chief Executive Officer and Consultant Nurse

Chief Executive Officer and Consultant Nurse

Gordon qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in 1992 and then spent the next 25 years working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). He has a BSc (Hons) Nursing with the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. These qualifications, along with his Independent Nurse Prescribing qualification can be found on the NMC website. He is currently working towards completing his MSc.

During his time in Forth Valley CAMHS, Gordon developed the first UK ADHD nurse-led service, whereby he independently assessed, diagnosed, and treated children with ADHD. This pioneering model is now seen across the UK, and you will find many nurses at the forefront of leading ADHD services as a result of Gordon’s early work.

Gordon is considered by many to be the most experienced ADHD clinician in Scotland, and he has won awards for his ADHD Degree module at the University of Scotland and his ADHD specific parent training programme, Parents INC™️.

Helping raise awareness of ADHD is of paramount importance to Gordon and to this end, he has been involved in a number of research projects, has several publications and has presented at many national and international conferences on ADHD.

Gordon has been seeing private patients since 2008 and later launched ADHD Direct in 2017. Back then, he was a one man show. In only a few years, he has grown ADHD Direct to become the biggest neurodevelopmental service in Scotland with a large clinical and support team looking after over 4000 patients.

Seeing children and adults since 2008 has provided Gordon with a unique knowledge of ADHD and has helped him recognise the importance of offering a whole of life service as for the majority diagnosed with ADHD, it is a life-long condition.

As well as Parents INC™️, Gordon has developed other programmes, including the ADHD teacher training programme, Teachers COUNT, a programme for neurodiverse entrepreneurs called, The Neurodiverse Business School (NBS)™️ and the programme for parents of children who are newly diagnosed with Autism called, The Ausome Parents League.

Read what Gordon’s Patients say:

“I can’t praise the ADHD Clinic enough. Gordon and all the staff have helped our family immensely, especially through the process of my son’s diagnosis and treatment. Our experience has only been positive.”

Francis Murphy

“Gordon is an absolute legend. You will never meet anyone else with the knowledge he has.
I wish I could discuss it with him all day every day now that he’s helped me understand it.

Please remember though he is Private and is not always available to answer your questions.
I would always advise after you get your copy of your diagnosis to actually spend time reading it and understanding it, that alone with his wording will always help.”

Lee Menzies

“I would like you to know that I think you are the most professional, thorough, and caring team and Gordon’s knowledge of ADHD is second to none.
I know how vigorously you tested my child and I 100% would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone and indeed have done in the past. Since you diagnosed my child almost two years ago now with ADHD his life has improved immeasurably and I cannot thank Gordon enough for this.
We will be forever grateful.”


Important notice

Unfortunately – due to a Viral Infection that has swept through our service most of our staff are either unwell or off work incapacitated by illness.

As such there may be a delay in responding to emails and actioning enquiries.

Our apologies and thank you for your patience.