Adolescent Dermatology

This is a collection of resources aimed at healthcare workers who provide dermatology care to adolescents and young people.

Articles:

Review article explaining the specific healthcare needs of adolescences in dermatology and the need for specialist services.

Short report describing the set-up of a specialist teenage and young adult dermatology clinic with an embedded psychologist led by Dr Tess McPherson at Oxford University Hospitals.

Paper integrating the findings of a 5-year transition research programme of young people with long-term health conditions from children’s to adults’ healthcare services.

Resources:

Toolkit designed to provide practical suggestions about how to tailor healthcare to young people’s specific needs

Royal College of Physicians Toolkit to support acute care of adolescents and young adults

Information on Southampton Children’s Hospital ‘Ready Steady Go’ transition programme

Recommended psychosocial interview format for adolescents following the acronym ‘HEEADSSS’ (Home & Environment, Education & Employment, Eating & Exercise, Activities, Drugs/Substances, Sexuality, Suicide/Depression, Safety)                                   

Free app developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to support trainees in providing developmentally appropriate healthcare.

Adolescent health e-learning project: includes module on transition

A cross-specialty RCP group focused on the care of young people aged 10–25 years who are either presenting for the first time to adult services or transferring from children’s to adult services.

Provides input for RCP policy, training, service delivery, research, and public and patient involvement.

For full list of resources on transitional care please email the RCPCH at health.policy@rcpch.ac.uk