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Neurology transition

This information has been produced to explain why you have been invited to attend a nurse led transition clinic and what to expect at each clinic.

If you are under the care of a neurologist at The Ryegate Children’s Centre you will be able to access this service.

What is transition?

The term ‘transition’ is used to describe the transfer of a young person’s care from children’s to adult services. Transition is a gradual process and usually takes place between the ages of 14 to 19 years of age depending on your health needs. In the case of some people with complex neurological conditions, there are usually many professionals from many services involved in your care.

Age 14 to 15 years

Once the transition team at Ryegate have received a referral for you, a transition worker will contact you to talk about the transition process and what this might mean for you and your family. We will then send you some information and you can contact the team if you have any concerns or questions. If you would rather, a worker can come and visit you and your family to talk about your transition. A phone transition consultation will be booked when you are aged 15 to 16.

Age 16 to 17 years

When you are 16 to 17 years old, a transition worker will arrange a phone consultation to complete the transition assessment of your needs and plans for your future transition to adult services.

Age 17 to 19 years

Throughout the ages of 17 to 19 a transition worker will arrange yearly phone consultations to talk about how your transition is going. They will make sure all the relevant professionals and services are involved in your care ready for a formal handover to adult services.

They will also be informing all the relevant services of all developments as they happen.

Contact us

You can contact the team at any time if you have any questions or need any support.

The team can also arrange for you to visit adult services for you to look around and can attend appointments with you to begin with in adult services.

Jackie Cutts – Neurology Nurse Specialist
Office number 0114 305 3766
Mobile number 07920 267 136

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: NLG5

Resource Type: Article

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