This is a collection of resources aimed at healthcare workers who provide dermatology care to adolescents and young people.
- ‘Not just a piece of skin in front of you’—a qualitative exploration of the experiences of adolescents with eczema and psoriasis with healthcare professionals. de Vere Hunt IJ, McNiven A, Roberts A, Parmar H, McPherson T BMJ Open 2021
Original research article analysing interviews with adolescents with eczema or psoriasis.
- The impact of chronic skin disease in adolescence and the need for specialist adolescent services. De Vere Hunt I, Howard E, McPherson T. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 45 pp5‐9
Review article explaining the specific healthcare needs of adolescences in dermatology and the need for specialist services.
- Establishing and developing a Teenage and Young Adult dermatology clinic with embedded specialist psychological support. De Vere Hunt I, Chapman K, Wali G, McPherson T. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2019 44 pp893-896
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.
- Facilitating transition of young people with long-term health conditions from children’s to adults’ healthcare services – implications of a 5-year research programme. Colver A, Rapley T, Parr J, McConachie H, Dovey-Pearce G, Le Couteur A, McDonagh J, Bennett C, Maniatopoulos G, Pearce M, Reape D, Chater N, Gleeson H, Vale L. Clin Med 2020 Vol 20, No.1:74-80
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.
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 email@example.com
Changing Faces is UK-based Charity supporting people with visible differences. They have produced resources which may be useful for schools and also provide support for people living with visible differences and their families, including support groups and 1-to-1 counselling services.