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Young people: lost in transition
  1. J E McDonagh1,
  2. V Walker2,
  3. M Foulerton2,
  4. L Robertson3,
  5. K Gupta4,
  6. V Diwakar5
  1. 1University of Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK
  3. 3Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
  4. 4Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales, UK
  5. 5Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr J E McDonagh
    ARC Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology, University of Birmingham, Institute of Child Health, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; j.e.mcdonagh{at}

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We wish to welcome the recent strategy document on participation of young people in RCPCH activities.1 This document, along with the NSF,2 reminds paediatric health care providers to not forget the 13–15% of the population who are growing up and out of paediatrics and moving towards and into adult services. Unfortunately adolescents frequently fall out of the age related inclusion criteria of the …

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  • Competing interests: none declared

  • JEMcD is an Arthritis Research Campaign Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology

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