Transition Guidance

What is Transition?

Transition is defined as "The purposeful, planned movement of adolescents and young adults with chronic physical and medical conditions from child-centred to adult-orientated health care systems” (Bloom et al.1993)

Transition Guidelines

The UKCRN Paediatric Forum is currently engaged in a project to produce guidelines to help Research Nurses facilitate the smooth transition from paediatric to adult research.

They have been involved in consultation with young people and their parents, including members of the ScotCRN YPG, in order to identify

  • What they would like to be considered during the transition process
  • How researchers should manage this transition.


A poster presenting the findings of the initial consultation process is available to view or download in PDF format.

Transition Guidelines: Paediatric To Adult Research, A Young Person’s Perspective