Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) meetings: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

A list of meetings from 2021 - present, the Cabinet Secretary for Health or any Health Minister attended where ADHD was discussed, and can you advise who these meetings were with.

A list any meetings from 2023-present attended by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, or any Health Minister where the subject of ADHD medication shortages were discussed, and can you advise who these meetings were with.

For the purposes of this request the timeframe we have considered is between 1 January 2021 and 20 February 2024.


The answer to your question is listed in the table below.

Date of meeting


Organisation or Individual



Kevin Stewart MSP

Marion McLaughlin, Autism Understanding Scotland

Autism and ADHD


Kevin Stewart MSP

Billy Alexander, Chief Executive Officer Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland

Autism support, General mental health and ADHD


Kevin Stewart MSP

Daniel Johnson, MSP Edinburgh Southern

ADHD Diagnostic Pathways and Neurodiversity


Michael Matheson MSP

Daniel Johnson, MSP Edinburgh Southern

GP practices and Access to ADHD diagnosis


Maree Todd MSP

Marion McLaughlin, Autism Understanding Scotland

Autism and ADHD


Maree Todd MSP

Lizzie McCabe, Chair of STAND. Stronger Together for Autisms and Neurodivergence

Empowerment Workshop - Edinburgh Session Learning and Disabilities' bill, Autism and ADHD

You may also wish to note that a general list of Ministerial meetings is available on the ScottishGovernment website at Ministerial engagements, travel and gifts - ( some of the information you have requested is available from this site.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do nothave to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

You should also note that an exemption under section 27(1) of FOISA ( information intended for future publication) applies to this information as the Scottish Government has only published up to October 2023. We intend to publish the information for November and December by the end of March, and January and February 2024 by the end of May 2024 .

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