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“It’s on your shoulders now” Transitioning from child-to-adult UK cleft lip/palate services: An exploration of young adults' narratives (2024)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D., Thornton, M., Hotton, M., Swan, M., & Stock, N. (in press). “It’s on your shoulders now” Transitioning from child-to-adult UK cleft lip/palate services: An exploration of young adults' narratives. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656241236006

Objectives Treatment for cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in the United Kingdom is administered on a standardised pathway from diagnosis to early adulthood, with options to be re-referred in later life. At age 16, patients become responsible for their... Read More about “It’s on your shoulders now” Transitioning from child-to-adult UK cleft lip/palate services: An exploration of young adults' narratives.

Transitioning from child to adult cleft lip and palate services in the United Kingdom: Are the NICE Guidelines reflected in young adults’ experiences? (2022)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D., Thornton, M., Hotton, M., Swan, M., & Stock, N. M. (in press). Transitioning from child to adult cleft lip and palate services in the United Kingdom: Are the NICE Guidelines reflected in young adults’ experiences?. Psychology, Health and Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2022.2124291

Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is one of the most common congenital conditions worldwide. Individuals born with CL/P will embark on a long-term treatment pathway throughout childhood and often into adulthood. As they grow older, young people become m... Read More about Transitioning from child to adult cleft lip and palate services in the United Kingdom: Are the NICE Guidelines reflected in young adults’ experiences?.