Continuation of care: An “All Age” Learning Disability Service Protocol and a Transition Community of Practice

Tracey Hartley-Smith

Consultant Nurse for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities, Associate Director of Nursing

I am a Consultant Nurse for Children and Young People with Learning Disabiiites, RNLD, Queen’s Nurse, with 36 years experience working with people with learning disabiliies and autistic people in the NHS.

SInce I qualified in 2008, I have worked in various roles within CAMHS and Children and Young People’s Learning Disabilites Services in Lancashire, South Cumbria, Cheshire and WIrral.  I was proud to be a part of the NHS Quality Improvement Taskforce for Children’s Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Inpatient Services.

Val Baxter

Transition Coordinator, University Hospital of Morecambe Bay

Val is currently a Transition Coordinator. Historically I have been priviledged to have worked as a Children’s Oncology Nurse, Speciaiist Public Health Nurse (HV), Safeguarding Named Nurse for Children in Care and Team Leader/Matron for Community Children’s Nursing and Therapy.