Recommendation ID

The role of primary care in supporting young people discharged from children's services:- What are the most effective ways for primary care services to be involved in planning and implementing transition, and following-up young people after transfer (whether or not they meet criteria for adult services)?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Some young people leaving children's services will not have access to the support or services previously available to them (for example physiotherapy) even when their needs for these services remain unchanged. Other young people will not be considered eligible for adult services. Young people in care who are placed outside their local authority are likely to both change providers and GPs during transition. We did not identify any studies researching the role of primary care during transition for any of these groups.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services
Date issued
February 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 29/02/2016