Referring on to the Lead Adult Service

  • Professionals should ask for the young person’s permission to refer them to the professionals who will be taking over their care in the adult sector
  • Professionals in the adult sector should provide information about the services they provide for the young person and their family


  1. Each young person with a long term condition is referred to adult services at the latest before their 16th birthday. 

  2. The Lead Consultant liaises with other involved consultants to plan referral to adult services where a young person is supported by three or more specialist medical services

  3. A detailed summary of the young person’s medical records is available for each specialist medical service in the adult sector

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