Transition of Care Programme
Managing the transition from children’s to adults’ community services
This programme aims to improve care for young people who are in the ‘transition’ process from children’s to adults’ community healthcare.
Young people who have been diagnosed with a long term health condition during childhood are supported by dedicated children’s services, working with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Once people reach young adulthood, they need to transition to adult health services. This process can be stressful and confusing for young people and their families, if for example there are gaps in communication or lack of joined-up working.
Transition of Care Online Resource
We have produced an online learning resource for community nurses, to help them understand the issues that young people and their families face. The resource aims to improve practice in this key area and improve the experience of young patients. Click below to open the resource.
The project was led by Queen’s Nurse Dr Candice Pellett OBE.
Candice was assisted by a young person who had experienced the transition process, Hannah Phillips. Hannah wrote a blog about her experience in January 2017. In September 2017, Hannah wrote a second blog entitled ‘Appreciation.’
This project would not have been possible without the funding we received from The Burdett Trust for Nursing.