The Practice has developed this section with the help from our Patient Participation Group. Our aim is to offer teenagers lots of useful information and links to resources relating to health and well-being. We have 506 patients registered at the practice between the ages of 13 and 19 – this equates to 7% of our practice population.
We hope you find the links below useful and if you do have any suggestions on how we can improve our services or content information on our website, please do contact me using our generic email address firstname.lastname@example.org or you can speak with me by contacting the surgery on 0191 2362115. Patients due to turn 16 will also receive a letter from the practice explaining what services we offer and how to access them – example here 16th Birthday Letter
Young people are entitled to confidentiality as other patients. This includes respecting their wish to withhold information from parents or guardians. Confidentiality may only be broken by a health professional when the health, safety, or welfare of the young person would otherwise be at serious risk.
Check out these sites for more detailed information