When you move to adult services at the Royal Berkshire Hospital will happen at different times and in different ways depending on your needs.
It will usually happen between 16 and 19. As you move closer to becoming an adult you and your parents or carers should talk to your paediatrician.
The Ready Steady Go project
The Ready Steady Go project is an easy to understand guide to what to expect as you move to adult health services.
Watch the Ready, Steady Go video on supporting transition to adult care.
Visit the University Hospital Southampton website for further information.
Transition planning from the NHS
The NHS have produced a guide to help young people to understand what happens when moving to adult healthcare services. Read the guide on the NHS website.
Transition questionnaire from Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT)
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) are currently undertaking a project to evaluate and improve the experience of young people and families as they transition from children’s to adults’ services provided by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.
The Trust have received informal feedback via the Families’ Forums across the west of the county and as a result, they would like to gather the views of as many service users as possible. This valuable feedback will help to inform their service development and enable them to identify any changes that need to be made. The Trust would like to gather the views of young people and their families who are aged between 18-20, so have recent experience of the transition process.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have worked with representatives from the Families’ Forums to devise a questionnaire and would be grateful if you could fill it in. The questionnaire should take between 5 to 15 minutes to complete. There are two versions of the questionnaire:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are really keen to hear the view of the young person as well as the carer and would find it helpfulif both questionnaires were completed.
The results of the questionnaire will be shared and there wil be opportunities for service users to be involved at all stages of this project and with the future service development work. At the end of the questionnaires should you and/or your young person have an interest in being involved you can share your contact details with BHFT.
Questionniare closes on the 28 February 2021