Transition from children to adult services went smoothly as my children's doctor talked to me near to the time, which was just before my eighteenth birthday. I was allowed to meet my adult doctor who was patient and open to any questions I had about adult services. I felt grateful that my paediatric doctor made it clear to me that if I had worries about moving I should let him know. I really valued that I could talk to him or my paediatric nurse, who I still see here and there today, about moving to adult services. I can also talk with my adult doctor.
At 19, I was fully settled in adult services. My doctor started asking about me about my sexual health around the end of my first year attending the adult clinic. Overall, I felt the whole process went smoothly as I didn’t know what to expect and my paediatric doctor talked to me in a way which I could understand, as well as making sure that this was part of me growing up and making decisions for myself. Meeting my adult doctor before was a big help and meant we started building trust before I went to that clinic.