Transition & young adult

The transition from childhood and adolescence to adulthood is an exciting part of our patients' lives.

Good transition care from paediatric to adult services is important and can bring immense satisfaction to young people, their families, and multi-professional teams. Below are some resources to guide best practice:


NICE 2016 guideline [NG43]: Transition from children’s to adults’ services

Covering both health and social care, this guideline aims to improve transition and make it a positive experience for young people and their carers.


Ready, Steady, Go: Transition programme

A series of documents developed to help children and young people prepare to transfer to adult services. It is a generic programme that can be used with children and young people with any medical condition.


Department of Health: You’re Welcome – Quality criteria for young person friendly services

Framework and toolkit for delivering young person-friendly services across all health services.


Royal College of Physicians: Acute care toolkit for adolescents and young adults


What is transition? A Cochrane UK Blog



BMJ summary of NICE guidance

Picture permission kindly granted by BMJ Group.



NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

Available here

25th Annual Report

Analyses about the care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

Read the report

2022 UKRR AKI Report

A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

Read the report