AYPH works with general practitioners in a number of ways. We trained over 500 GPs at two Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) events and at Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) national event to improve communication and self care for young people with type 1 diabetes. The project was carried out with partners Dr Steph Lamb and diabetes expert patient Alex Silverstein. View our screencast.
We have undertaken a number of projects looking at how we can improve consultations with young people, and develop new services and referral pathways. See our ‘Teen Health Check’ and ‘GP Champions’ projects below.
AYPH also works closely with the RCGP Adolescent Health Group and has jointly delivered BMJ Masterclasses to more than 2000 GPs around the UK. An outline of the work can be found here. Adolescent health BMJ Masterclass
An innovative ‘Teen Health Check’ has been developed to promote better health assessments of young people in primary care. Together with the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership, and Dr Stephanie Lamb of The Well Centre, we are testing the feasibility of introducing the Teen Health Check into routine general practice in a set of pilot surgeries in Lambeth and Southwark. You can download a project summary here.
AYPH carried out the GP Champions for Youth Health project from 2012-2015, funded by the Department of Health. This involved collaboration between GPs and the voluntary sector, to develop new services and referral pathways for young people. It was highly successful, especially where new services were commissioned. AYPH’s GP Champions project was a finalist in the 2015 Children and Young People Now Awards.
Our free GP Champions Toolkit for Primary Care summarises the work. It has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and contains actions all GPs could carry out to improve primary care services for young people. The ten top tips for GP practices can be found here. Tips for a YP friendly GP practice
Read the GP Champions project summary.
We produced a briefing on Commissioning the voluntary sector for Clinical Commissioning Groups, local authorities, Health and Wellbeing Boards and others, to encourage commissioning of voluntary sector services.
RCGP Talk to Us Confidentiality leaflets for young people and parents
Get it right with your GP developed by Interchange Sheffield
Young people’s feedback form developed by Montpelier Health Centre, Bristol, modelled on one from Off the Record, Bristol.
Right Here Brighton and Hove – short film to prepare young people to visit their GP