The resource is to improve nursing care for young people who are in the ‘transition’ process from children’s services to adult community services. It includes a short video recording the views of the young people in transition and of practitioners working in the field.
You can access the learning resource here.
The resource is a key outcome of a two year project led by Queen’s Nurse Dr Candice Pellett OBE.
Thank you to Lucy Brown, Head of Clinical Talent and Engagement who contributed to the initiative that led to the production of this fantastic resource that is applicable to so many of our patients.
Candice commented: “Young people who are born with, or 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 normally 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. This can lead to gaps in care delivery and adverse health impacts. “The new resource has been developed following an in depth consultation process with nurses, educators, young people and parents. The resource is designed to help nurses understand the issues that young people (and their families) face, improving practice in this key area and the experience of young patients.” It is hoped that the new online resource will help to share and embed good practice in transition from children’s to adults’ community health services.