Setting up services for young people: Perspectives, Practice and Planning

Frank Rifkin Lecture theatre, Mayo Building Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8HD

First national meeting of the British Renal Society Transition/ Shared Decision Making Special Interest Group

From 10:00 until 16:00

At Salford Royal Hospital

Frank Rifkin Lecture theatre, Mayo Building Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8HD


BRS Transition/Decision Making Special Interest Group / [email protected]


To highlight, share and explore the practical aspects of improving health outcomes for renal transition and young adult patients and learn from good examples of patient centred care. This study day would be relevant to all involved in the provision of young adult and transition services, regardless of discipline.


Get involved

This event is all about sharing best practice.

If you have a service or idea you would like to share, a problem to solve or a question you would like to ask, please let us know.

We won’t ask for lots of preparatory work, just a willingness to talk through your experience.

And please bring along any young adult patients who would like to come


Agenda and details below

This is a free event

CPD approval applied for



The Transition and SDM Network is supported by a grant from the BKPA

Conference Agenda

10:00am to 10:30am Registration and Coffee


10:30am to 11:45am       Where are we on a National Level?

Chair – Dr Tina Chrysochou, Dr Rob Elias



10:30am to 10:40am

Welcome and Overview of Transition/ SDM network

Dr Tina Chrysochou, Adult Nephrologist

Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   


10:40am to 11:00am

Local dialysis girl on tour

Miss Kate Kenyon, Patient and blogger          


11:00am to 11:20am

Infecting the NHS with energy of youth  

Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead – Maternity, Infants, Children and Young People, NHS England


11:20am to 11:45am

National data for renal young adults from the UK Renal Registry and the SPEAK study

Dr Alex Hamilton, Tony Wing Clinical Research Fellow

University of Bristol


11:45am to 12:00pm   Coffee and Tea


12:00am to 13:00pm                 Local examples of good practice

Chair – Dr Rob Elias, Miss Sarah Green



12:00pm to 12:20pm

Salford Royal Hospital Young Adult renal model

Dr Tina Chrysochou, Adult Nephrologist

Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   


12:20pm to 12:40pm

Ten Step Pathway to Transforming Transition

TBC, Quality Improvement Lead

Children Strategic Clinical Network, NHS England – North


12:40pm to 13:00pm

Shared decision making, patient experience and peer review in the London Renal Network

Dr Rob Elias, Adult Nephrologist

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


13:00pm to 13:45pm

Lunch with cooking demonstration and Posters                          


13:45pm to 15:00pm                  Innovation and looking to 2017

Chair – Dr Alex Hamilton, Dr Tina Chrysochou



13:45pm to 14:10pm

Using social media to understand and respond to unmet patient needs

Dr Matt Graham-Brown, Renal Specialist Registrar

University Hospitals of Leicester


14:10pm to 14:25pm

GMKIN social media networking

Dr Cristina Vasilica, Research Fellow

University of Salford             


14:25pm to 14:45pm

Impact of a Youth worker on young adult outcomes

Gemma Hockey, Young Adult Worker

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust                                 



14:45pm to 15:00pm   Coffee and Tea


15:00pm to 16:00pm       Panel discussion- Practicalities of setting up Transition and Young Person friendly services

Chair -  Rachel Gair



15:00pm to 16:00pm

All panel members, interactive Q+A session

16:00                        End

The SRFT Young Adult Renal Network (YARN, #srftyarn) will be helping out throughout the day with interviews and photography.

Other activities will include a make-up stall by one of the young adults, and a ‘Holistic therapy station’ incl aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, and facials from beauty range Tropic (Founder Susan Ma, appeared in The Apprentice 2010) available from 10am


Please feel free to use any of the following hashtags :   

@BRSYoungAdult      #BRSYoungAdults

#Transition #SDM #youngadult #renal


If you have any queries or would like to register for this event please contact Rachel Gair – [email protected]    or Penny Lees – [email protected]

‘’The catering for this meeting has been supported by Shire/ Amgen who have had no involvement in developing the content or arrangements”



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