• Vikki GarrickEmail author


There are several definitions of transition when used in a healthcare setting. Essentially they all cover the same principles of the process being planned, appropriately timed and flexible. Many models of transition exist which focus on either healthcare professional-driven approaches or patient-driven approaches. However none of these illustrate the specific processes involved in implementing the various models. This section will describe one model of transition (the sequential model) and the practical application of that process within a healthcare organisation.

Learning Targets

  • Understand the need for transition

  • Understand the difference between transition and transfer

  • Understand the principles of effective transition

  • Apply a transition model practically


Transition Young person Sequential model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glasgow Royal Hospital for ChildrenGlasgowUK

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