Improving practice

Improving practice

Improving practice in young people’s health is one of our key aims and we create a range of accessible information and tools to support professionals, young people and their families.

Photo - Emma and Steph

AYPH Chief Executive, Emma Rigby, with Dr Steph Lamb, GP and Director of the Well Centre.

We work with young people, their families and all professionals involved in young peoples health including GPs, paediatricians, pharmacists, nurses, school nurses and colleagues in the voluntary and statutory sector.

In 2016 we ran a conference with the Royal College of Physicians Young Adult Group, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of GPs. Details here.  We also contribute to webinars and Twitter chats to support health professionals.


We have worked with the Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England, the British Medical Journal and many others to support improved practice in young people’s health.

You’re Welcome Pilot 2017

You’re Welcome is a set of quality criteria for young people friendly health services.  The standards have been refreshed as part of a project supported by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health.  The work has been led by the British Youth Council, AYPH and Youth Focus North West.  The refreshed standards are currently being piloted across England. Find out more on the new online hub about You’re Welcome

Access all our resources here. For more information email us.