What is transition?
Why do I have to move?
When do I have to move?
Can I choose where I move to?
Who can help me get ready? 1
Your healthcare team will be able to give you information and support about moving on.
They can help you get ready for adult services by:
- Teaching you about your condition or illness, its treatment and any possible side effects
- When you are ready, seeing you on your own for part of the clinic appointment and working towards seeing you on your own for the whole clinic appointment
- Making sure you know when to get help and who to contact in an emergency
- Helping you understand how your condition or illness might affect your future education and career plans
- Making sure you know about the support networks available
- Making sure you understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, diet, smoking and sex.
Questions you may like to discuss with your healthcare team: 1
- What is the plan for my transition?
- When am I moving to adult services?
- Can I choose which adult service I move to?
- What is different about the adult service?
- Can I meet the adult staff before I leave children’s services?
- Can I visit the adult service to look around?
- Are there any young people I can talk to about moving to adult services?
- What do I need to know before I move to the adult service?
- When can I start getting more involved in my health care?
- How will my condition affect my future, such as my education and employment prospects?
Take a look at this information leaflet that has been designed to answer your most important questions on the transition.
- NHS: Transition: moving into adult care. Information for young people and families.
This information is provided as a resource for patients who have been prescribed Buccolam by their doctor or other healthcare professional.
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