Everyone's Business - Join our campaign to raise awareness and improve the quality of healthcare for young people moving from child to adult services
Moving from Child to Adult Healthcare Services
The move from children's to adult healthcare services is a significant change for any young person and can be particularly tough for young people with complex, long-term health conditions. Throughout their childhood, they may have had intensive support from their family and health services to help them manage their conditions. When their healthcare is managed by adult services and in the context of NHS funding challenges, the transition process can be a daunting time for any young person and their family. Having a difficult experience can delay treatment, affect their emotional needs, cause disengagement with care and increase hospital admissions.
'Everyone's Business' - Our Marvellous Transition Campaign
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity has launched 'Everyone's Business' on International Youth Day to raise the standard of healthcare being offered to young people transitioning through healthcare services. It has also been launched to celebrate the charity's continued commitment to funding more Roald Dahl Transition Nurse Specialists. Three new transition specialist nurses will join over 70 Roald Dahl Nurses who provide expert care and support to children, young people and families across the UK. The postholders will help young people lead a marvellous life at the following NHS Trusts which have been awarded funding: East London NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
As part of this most marvellous awareness campaign, Roald Dah's Marvellous Children's Charity has created some fantastic films to showcase different experiences of transition including Roald Dahl Nurses, young people and parents. The films also demonstrate how transition affects children, young people, family life, communities, healthcare professionals and the general public.
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Ben, young person supported by a Roald Dahl Nurse
Malim, young person supported by a Roald Dahl Nurse
Neil, Roald Dahl Clinical Nurse Specialist for Teenagers and Young Adults at Barts Health NHS Trust
Jennie and Karen, Roald Dahl Epilepsy Nurses at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Giselle, Roald Dahl Transition Nurse Specialist at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Karen, Parent of a Young Person
Michelle, Chief Nurse at Whittington Health NHS Trust and Trustee at Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Sophie, Head of Programmes at Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
How to Get Involved
Join us and help to raise awareness for this important campaign. Watch the films and share on social media using the hashtag #EveryonesBusiness show your friends, family and colleagues what it's all about and help more people understand what transition care is all about! If you're a nurse and you're looking to apply for one of new roles mentioned above, visit our Jobs page to find out more. If you're an NHS Trust and want to learn about future funding or just want to know more about transition and the charity's work, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, read our blog, and if you want to help us fund more Roald Dahl Nurses, make a marvellous donation today.
Thank you for your support in making quality transition care Everyone's Business.