In this section, you will find clinical information (guidelines, protocols and toolkits) relevant to Transition and the care of Young People.  

The information is listed in alphabetical order. 

If you have any suggestions for further documents to be added, please email: 


11 to 25 Hub: Helping Young People Transition to Adult Services (website link)

Adolescence, Boundaries and Connections

Adolescent Transition Care - A Guide for Nurses

Adolescent Websites - Useful List 

Bristol Heart Institute Consultants and their specialties for referral (May 2022)

Child to Adult Literature Review

Coping with Self Harm

Difficult conversations prompts re: self harm

Discontinuity of cardiac follow up in young people with CHD transitioning to adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Journal of American Heart Association (2021) 

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Interactive Pathway

Health Transition Resources - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) 

Motivational Interviewing: A Brief Guide

Physical Activity: A Guide for Young People with a Congenital Heart Condition and their Families

Retrieval, transfer and repatriation arrangements for neonates, children and young people with suspected or confirmed congenital heart abnormality (SOP) 

Ready, Steady, Go - GO Questionnaire

Ready, Steady, Go - PARENT Questionnaire

Ready, Steady, Go - READY Questionnaire

Ready, Steady, Go - STEADY Questionnaire

Specific discharge guidance at transition for minor lesions (cogenital heart disease) - CHD Network guidelines, published October 2023

Supporting young people through transition into adult health care services - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - article published Feb 2020

Teens in Hospital (2012)

Transition to adulthood and transfer to adult care of adolescents with congenital heart disease - ESC journal article published July 2021

Transition between children's and adult's services - Social Care Institute for Excellence website 

Transition - Understanding It and Making It Work

'You're Welcome', the Department of Health's quality criteria for young people friendly health services