NICE publishes standard on Transition from children’s to adults’ services

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a Quality Standard on Transition from children’s to adults’ services.  

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland support this quality standard.  

The quality standard covers all young people (aged up to 25) using children’s health and social care services who are due to make the transition to adults’ services.

 It includes young people:
  • with mental health problems
  • with disabilities
  • with long-term, life-limiting or complex needs
  • in secure settings
  • under the care of local authorities.
The quality standard covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children's to adults' services. It covers all settings in which transitions from children’s to adults’ health or social care services take place. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover areas of national policy, such as funding for health or social care.

23 December 2016

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