Adolescent Dermatology Resources
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Adolescent Dermatology Resources
This is a collection of resources aimed at healthcare workers who provide dermatology care to adolescents and young people.
Short report describing the set-up of a specialist teenage and young adult dermatology clinic with an embedded psychologist led by Dr. Tess McPherson at Oxford University Hospitals. De Vere Hunt I, Howard E, McPherson T. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 45 pp5
- Establishing and developing a Teenage and Young Adult dermatology clinic with embedded specialist psychological support.
Dr V Campbell, Dr D Middleton, Dr S Austin, Dr H Hunter, Dr S Hoey, Department of Dermatology, Belfast City Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. BSPAD Annual meeting 2019 (poster prize winner)
Original research article analyzing interviews with adolescents with eczema or psoriasis. De Vere Hunt IJ, McNiven A, Roberts A, Parmar H, McPherson T BMJ Open 2021
- ‘Not just a piece of skin in front of you’ – a qualitative exploration of the experiences of adolescents with eczema and psoriasis with healthcare professionals.
Review article explaining the specific healthcare needs of adolescences in dermatology and the need for specialist services. De Vere Hunt I, Howard E, McPherson T. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 45 pp5
Paper integrating the findings of a 5-year transition research program of young people with long-term health conditions from children’s to adults’ healthcare services. Colver A, Rapley T, Parr J, McConachie H, Dovey-Pearce G, Le Couteur A, McDonagh J, Bennett C, Maniatopoulos G, Pearce M, Reape D, Chater N, Gleeson H, Vale L. Clin Med 2020 Vol 20, No.1:74-8r
- Facilitating the transition of young people with long-term health conditions from children’s to adults’ healthcare services – implications of a 5-year research programme.
British Association of Dermatologists – Communicating well with adolescents in dermatology clinics
Toolkit designed to provide practical suggestions about how to tailor healthcare to young people’s specific needs – Developmentally Appropriate Health Care Toolkit
Royal College of Physicians Toolkit to support acute care of adolescents and young adults – RCP Acute Care Toolkit
Information on Southampton Children’s Hospital ‘Ready Steady Go’ transition programme – Transition to adult care: Ready Steady Go
Recommended psychosocial interview format for adolescents following the acronym ‘HEEADSSS’ (Home & Environment, Education & Employment, Eating & Exercise, Activities, Drugs/Substances, Sexuality, Suicide/Depression, Safety) – HEEADSSS Adolescent Psychosocial Assessment Guide
Free app developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to support trainees in providing developmentally appropriate healthcare – HEADSSSS App for trainees
Adolescent health e-learning project: includes module on transition – E-learning
A cross-specialty RCP group focused on the care of young people aged 10–25 years who are either presenting for the first time to adult services or transferring from children’s to adult services. Provides input for RCP policy, training, service delivery, research, and public and patient involvement – Royal College of Physicians Young Adults and Adolescents Steering Group
For full list of resources on transitional care please email the RCPCH at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing Faces is UK-based Charity supporting people with visible differences. They have produced resources which may be useful for schools and also provide support for people living with visible differences and their families, including support groups and 1-to-1 counselling services – Changing Faces (Charity) – Resources for Schools, Assemblies and Classrooms
Membership for Healthcare Professionals
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Access to community of professionals involved in the care of children with dermatological disorders
Reduced fee to attend educational meetings, including the annual symposium