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Improving transition for young people with cerebral palsy

Transition from child to adult healthcare services remains problematic and variable between health boards and can be distressing for families.
Young person with cerebral palsy

Transition from child to adult healthcare services remains problematic and variable between health boards and can be distressing for families.

Wright AE, Robb J and Shearer MC (2016) Transition from paediatric to adult health services in Scotland for young people with cerebral palsy. Journal of Child Health Care. 20, 2, 205-213.

Background

Transition from child to adult healthcare services remains problematic and variable between health boards and can be distressing for families. An area in need of improvement is co-ordination and communication between health services and educational, social services and adult health services.

Aim

To explore the perceptions of community paediatricians in Scotland of services for young people with cerebral palsy who move from child to adult services and identify how care could be improved.

Methods

Semi-structured interviews were conducted with consultant community paediatricians (n=9),

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