TRANSITION

Led by Helena Gleeson at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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About Helena…

Dr. Helena Gleeson is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. She has been at the forefront of the national work on Transition in the UK. She has worked closely with the National Clinical Director for Transition on NHS England service specifications for transition. She was a member of the NICE Guidance Development Group and NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee for Transition both published this year. She chairs the RCP steering group for adolescents and young adults and under her leadership the group has been successful in raising the profile of transition in the RCP through having a position statement, holding a national conference, influencing training, producing guidance around acute care and influencing national bodies. Other colleges including the RCPCH have representatives on this group supporting joint collaborative working. Dr. Gleeson is a member of the Advisory Council for the Association of Young People’s Health which leads the Young People’s Health Partnership, a seven strong consortium of organisations working to raise the profile of young people’s health with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England as strategic partners. Dr. Gleeson thus has the experience in the field of transition to lead the Transition Theme and to identify key collaborators and strategic partners to drive forward technology development in this area.

About Transition…

Our cross cutting theme, Transition will ensure that Young People are directly involved in the development of technology to support transition from paediatric to adult care in accordance with the NICE Guidance (Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services). This will involve focus groups and team development that will involve young people as members of the team. The Theme Lead for Transition already has extensive experience in this area. Links include the Advisory Council for the Association of Young People’s Health, which leads the Young People’s Health Partnership, a seven strong consortium of organisations working to raise the profile of young people’s health with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England as strategic partners.