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Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services [NG43]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.5

Health and social care service managers in children's and adults' services should work together in an integrated way to ensure a smooth and gradual transition for young people. This work could involve, for example, developing: - a joint mission statement or vision for transition - jointly agreed and shared transition protocols, information‑sharing protocols and approaches to practice.

What was measured: Proportion of hospitals which reported having a policy for transition of care from paediatric to adult oncology services.
Data collection end: May 2016
Number that met the criteria: 33 / 77
Area covered: UK
Source: The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. Cancer in Children, Teens and Young Adults: On the Right Course?

Recommendation: 1.3.1

Children's and adults' service managers should ensure that a practitioner from the relevant adult services meets the young person before they transfer from children's services. This could be, for example, by: - arranging joint appointments - running joint clinics - pairing a practitioner from children's services with one from adults' services.

What was measured: The proportion of trusts that had a joint outpatient service for epilepsy that included the presence of both adult and paediatric professionals.
Data collection end: April 2018
Number that met the criteria: 75 / 142
Area covered: National
Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Epilepsy12 national report.

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