Transition to adult clinics
Your rights and responsibilities
While it can be difficult to think about moving up to the adult clinic, it will happen at some stage, so it’s worth giving some thought about how it’s all going to work.
- Perhaps your clinic has a tried and tested protocol in place which means that the whole process of moving up to the adult clinic is smooth and trouble free.
- Perhaps you already know the adult team, and both children’s and adult clinic are held in the same place.
- Or perhaps you’ve never met the adult team and moving to the adult clinic means going to a whole different hospital.
Whatever the situation, this guide is for you, to give you all the information you need about what to expect from your healthcare team, what your responsibilities are, and what you can do if you’re not getting the service you’re entitled to.
Why it matters
Why is it so important to get the transition right?
Find out why
What's different about the adult clinic?
See a list of some of the things that might change.
Rights and responsibilities
Find out the rights and responsibilities you have when making the transition to the adult clinic.
If you’re not happy with the service that you’re getting, you have the right to complain.
See the advice
Read real life examples of when transition went well, and not so well.
Read the stories