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Developing Positive Transitions into Primary Care

19 July - 19 May 2021, 12:00am - 8:00pm
Royal College of General Practitioners and Together for Short Lives

The transition from paediatric to adult services is frequently a difficult time for young people, their families and carers. The new clinical teams often don’t have the flexibility and responsiveness that paediatric services can or might lack in-depth knowledge of a young person’s complex condition. It can also cause considerable workload, headaches and last-minute panic for the primary care team when services that have been in place for years are suddenly not available anymore. This is particularly true for young people with life-limiting and complex conditions, who often have particularly complex care needs.

This webinar hosted by the Royal College of General Practitioners and ‘Together for Short Lives’ will introduce new e-Learning on this complex subject matter and discuss how to improve the transition journey for young people and their families with the help of the general practice team, resulting in reduced workload for primary care teams and a better experience for their patients.


  • Dr Dirk Pilat – RCGP Clinical Champion for Developing Positive Transitions Project & Medical Director for eLearning and accreditation
  • Dr Thusitha De Silva Amarasekera – RCGP Clinical Fellow for Developing Positive Transitions Project
  • Dr Peter Lindsay – GP, author of Better Transitions eLearning module
  • Dr Mike Miller – Former Director at Martin House Children’s Hospice, author of Transitions from paediatric to adult care – the role of general practice
  • Lizzie Chambers – Director of Programmes, Together for Short Lives
  • Julia Hodgson – Practice and Service Development Manager – Together for Short Lives

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