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Making healthcare work for young people
  1. Janet E McDonagh1,
  2. Albert Farre2,
  3. Helena Gleeson3,
  4. Tim Rapley4,
  5. Gail Dovey-Pearce5,
  6. Debbie Reape5,
  7. Emma Rigby6,
  8. Allan F Colver4,
  9. Jeremy R Parr7
  10. on behalf of the Transition Collaborative Group
  1. 1 Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3 Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  4. 4 Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  5. 5 Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK
  6. 6 Association for Young People’s Health, London, UK
  7. 7 Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Janet E McDonagh, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK; janet.mcdonagh{at}manchester.ac.uk

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We would like to report the clinical translation of research reported in this journal regarding implementation of developmentally appropriate healthcare for young people.1 2 A National Health Service (NHS) toolkit is now available to support the implementation of developmentally appropriate healthcare in hospitals in the UK and globally.

Adolescent health is a neglected yet pressing global issue affecting the largest generation in human history.3 However, increasing knowledge on adolescent and young adult development offers equally unprecedented opportunities to transform traditional models of healthcare delivery to create adolescent-responsive health systems.3 …

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