New consultation: the transition between children’s and adult health services

The Welsh Government has today launched a new consultation on the important issue of improving the transition and handover from children’s sto adult services. Constituents can read the consultation here

 

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Launch of consultation – Draft guidance on handover and transition between children’s and adult health services

DATE 27 January 2020
BY Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services

 

The transition and handover of care from children’s to adult services has been highlighted as a key priority for improvement in recent years.

There is a real need to ensure that transition and handover between children’s and adult services is as seamless as possible and that children and young people have a say in the way they move between services.

Welsh Government established a task and finish group which included key stakeholders from across Health and Social Services and third sector organisations to produce Welsh Government guidance detailing the provision of appropriate handover of health care from paediatric to adult services.

Today, I am launching a consultation seeking views on the new guidance which includes a draft pathway to help children and young people navigate through the healthcare system.

The consultation can be accessed on the Welsh Government website. The consultation will run for 12 weeks until the 20 April 2020.

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