Young people 11 – 19 years – You’re Welcome

All young people are entitled to receive appropriate health care wherever they access it. The You’re Welcome quality criteria lay out principles that will help health services to achieve this.

The quality criteria cover nine topic areas:

  • accessibility
  • publicity
  • confidentiality and consent
  • the environment
  • staff training, skills, attitudes and values
  • joined-up working
  • monitoring and evaluation, and involvement of young people
  • health issues for adolescents
  • sexual and reproductive health services

The Practice has male and female clinicians available.

Here to Listen Not to Tell – Confidentiality

We provide a confidential service to all young people including under 16’s. This means that you can tell others about this visit but we won’t. You can be seen on your own or with a friend for support.

The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.

You can ask for an appointment with a male or female clinician.

Health Issues for Young People

If you are concerned about any of the issues listed below the practice can give you advice and guidance.

  • Giving up Smoking
  • Healthy eating & Weight Management
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Drugs or substance Misuse
  • Mental Health or psychological wellbeing
  • Sexual health

The practice offers:

  • Chlamydia screening
  • Contraception
  • C-Card Free Condoms (with information and guidance on correct use)
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice and referral if your pregnant and Don’t know what to do
  • Antenatal Care

Sexuality

Worried about your sexuality?

Are you Gay, lesbian, Bisexual, Trans or not too sure?

For more information:

Tel: 01325 731160

Email: [email protected]

Parents

As a practice we would encourage parents/carers to discuss key health issues with their children.

Useful resources can be found at:

Pregnant not sure what to do?

  • Do you need someone to talk to?
  • Need support after termination of pregnancy?

Contact Nurse-Counsellor Trudy Oliver at Ward 10 Bishop Auckland Hospital On 01388 455110

Monday Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

All girls/women and partners welcome from any area.

Confidentiality 

We provide a confidential service to all young people even if your under 16. This means the information you share with us will go no further without your permission.

The only time we might have to consider sharing confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from serious risk or harm, should this happen you will be informed.