The QNI undertook a two year project to deliver a comprehensive programme to support community nurses to empower young people to transition smoothly between Children’s Services and Adult Community Services.

Making the transition from a structured and supportive children’s environment to adult services can be a bewildering and distressing experience for young people. There is currently a limited focus on the importance of supporting a smooth transition within primary and community care, where the majority of care takes place. During the past year we have scoped the ideas and experiences of primary and community nurses and nurse educators, which has enabled the development of an online transition learning resource, launched in March 2017.


We held a Transition of Care conference in London on Friday 10th November 2017.

Patient Leader, Ambassador, Young People and Palliative Care Advocate, Speaker and Blogger, Lucy Watts MBE opened the day as part of a panel session: ‘Young adulthood – Can we be skilled helpers?’. She has written a fantastic blog about the day which is available on her website.

You can download and view the Delegate Guide, Conference Notes and slides below:

The project was funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Event details

Date and time

Friday 10th November 2017
9.30 am - 4.15 pm


Royal College of General Practitioners
30 Euston Square

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