STYLe: A novel way of delivering transitional diabetes care (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)

Transitioning from paediatric to adult diabetes services is notoriously difficult, due to change of staff and the challenging nature of engaging young people and adolescents at a time in their lives that is already demanding, both emotionally and physically.

Safe Transition to Young adult Life (STYLe) is an initiative developed by Portsmouth (Adult) Diabetes Department in early 2013 to ease transition of YPs with type 1 diabetes from paediatric to adult services, through a restructured YP diabetes transitional service.

The aim of restructuring was to encourage independence, autonomy and adoption of responsibility by YPs for their own diabetes through person led consultations and flexible access to diabetes services. As a result, risky behaviours are addressed in non-judgemental ways with various educational techniques to ensure that young people with diabetes remain safe. Parents are included in the transition process to enable them to voice opinions, fears and frustrations while allowing the young person to maintain independence

The link highlights the development and further success of this way of delivering transitional care:
  • Fabulous Stuff
  • Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • education
  • Transitioning from child to adult services
  • The 5127 Award
  • The 4 Candles Award
  • Diabetes
  • CYP Nursing
  • Acute > Fabulous Stuff
  • Acute
  • Leadership and Management > Fabulous Stuff
  • Leadership and Management
  • Primary Care > Fabulous Stuff
  • Primary Care
  • Community Services > Fabulous Stuff
  • Community Services
  • Mental Health > Fabulous Stuff
  • Mental Health
  • Social Care > Fabulous Stuff
  • Social Care
  • Commissioning and Procurement > Fabulous Stuff
  • Commissioning and Procurement
  • Acute > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Leadership and Management > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Primary Care > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Community Services > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Social Care > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Mental Health > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Commissioning and Procurement > Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Acute > education
  • Leadership and Management > education
  • Primary Care > education
  • Community Services > education
  • Mental Health > education
  • Social Care > education
  • Commissioning and Procurement > education
  • Acute > Family Care > Paediatrics
  • Acute > Family Care
  • Acute > Diabetes
  • Primary Care > Diabetes
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