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Transition from paediatric to adult care. Bridging the gaps or passing the buck?
  1. B B BHAKTA, Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Medicine
  1. University of Leeds
  2. 36 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ, UK
  3. St Mary's Hospital, Leeds
  4. The General Infirmary at Leeds
  5. St James University Hospital, Leeds
  6. University of Leeds
    1. C M ROONEY, Senior Clinical Medical Officer
    1. University of Leeds
    2. 36 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ, UK
    3. St Mary's Hospital, Leeds
    4. The General Infirmary at Leeds
    5. St James University Hospital, Leeds
    6. University of Leeds
      1. S WYATT, Consultant Paediatrician
      1. University of Leeds
      2. 36 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ, UK
      3. St Mary's Hospital, Leeds
      4. The General Infirmary at Leeds
      5. St James University Hospital, Leeds
      6. University of Leeds
        1. S H ROUSSONNIS, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
        1. University of Leeds
        2. 36 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ, UK
        3. St Mary's Hospital, Leeds
        4. The General Infirmary at Leeds
        5. St James University Hospital, Leeds
        6. University of Leeds
          1. M A CHAMBERLAIN, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
          1. University of Leeds
          2. 36 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ, UK
          3. St Mary's Hospital, Leeds
          4. The General Infirmary at Leeds
          5. St James University Hospital, Leeds
          6. University of Leeds

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            Editor,—We read with interest the article by Viner regarding transition from paediatric to adult care.1 The need for planned transition is indeed very real2 and its recognition led us to develop a specific service for young people aged 16 to 25 with physical disability—the Young Adult Team. This multidisciplinary team (doctor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, psychologist, and social worker) was established in 1988 through joint funding from health and social services …

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