Filter resources by focus area and profession

If you're working in one of the NHS England Patient Safety Collaboratives, we've tagged all of our resources according to the designated focus areas. We've also identified which resources we think are specifically useful to certain professions.

  • Diabetic Medicine

    This paper authored by a service user researcher describes issues for young adults with diabetes which impacted on their attendance at an outpatient clinic. Identifying barriers and facilitators to attendance, it suggests ways hospitals can work with patients to improve access to diabetic services.

  • Royal College of Nursing

    This guidance document provides an overview of the issues that need to be considered when designing transition services and also specific frameworks for working with young people in the early, middle and late phases of adolescence. It also includes the RCN clinical pathway for adolescent transition.

  • Care Quality Commission

    This report is based on interviewing 180 patients and families about their experience of transition to adult care. It includes key messages for commissioners about listening to young people and their families, following existing guidance, involving GPs earlier and recognising this as a key developmental phase.

  • NHS Improving Quality

    These slides describe the Ready Steady Go programme is for any child over 11 years of age with a long term medical condition and helps to prepare them for transitioning to adult services. The resources include questionnaires and information packs for young people, families and healthcare professionals to help them assess and feel confident in their move to adult services. 

  • Archives of Disease in Childhood (Journal)

    This systematic review aims to evaluate programmes for transition from paediatric to adult care for effectiveness and identify which components of the programmes make them successful. The authors found six studies which demonstrated statistically significant improvement after intervention in the transition process, all amongst patients with diabetes. 

  • Society for Adolescent Medicine

    This position paper from the Society of Adolescent Medicine sets out their standards or “critical steps” for safe and high quality transition from paediatric to adult care.


    ‘SWEET’ is an acronym derived from ‘Better control in Pediatric and Adolescent diabeteS: Working to crEate CEnTers of Reference’. This group of established European and national diabetes organisations have joined forces to improve diabetes management in children and adolescents. The website describes what SWEET has achieved over the past years and what they are planning in the field of paediatric diabetes care in Europe.

  • The College Diabetes Network

    Type 1 diabetes can be a frightening and disempowering problem for young adults who leave home to attend college or university for the first time. They can often be resistant to using healthcare services and are at a higher risk of depression.