The Children & Maternity Network Transition Event took place on 8 December 2014 in Newbury. We had excellent speakers from the South West SCN who have made excellent progress on Transition for long term conditions. We also had speakers from, Public Health England, Children and Adolescent Mental Health teams from both Oxfordshire and Berkshire, Learning disabilities,Diabetes and Helen and Douglas House.
We were delighted to have Dr Arvind Nagra speak at the event who is a Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and she has developed the ‘Ready, Steady, Go Programme’ where the medical team work towards equipping patients with the skills to make a successful transition to adult services, covering issues such as medical knowledge, independence, health, career options and lifestyle in the three phases of the programme. The key take home message was start transition early!!
Presentations from the event can be accessed at the links below: