AYPH works with a diverse range of secondary care professionals. We have strong links with the Royal College of Physicians’ Young Adults Steering Group and the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group (YPHSIG) of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. We also have representatives from nursing, primary and secondary care on our Advisory Council.
We are delighted to share a toolkit based on the findings from the Transition Research Programme, which we worked on in partnership with the research team. This introduces Developmentally Appropriate Healthcare, includes practical suggestions and tools to help tailor services to young people’s needs as they develop and change. You can find out more about the work and access the toolkit here.
The TOGETHER Study worked closely with young adults along with practitioners, youth workers and organisations such as Diabetes UK to co-design a group clinics care model for young people with diabetes to see if working together could better support them to improve their health and live with the condition. A 2020 briefing paper introducing some of the findings is available here.
We occasionally run training events with secondary care professionals focusing on improving communication and care for young people. For example, we developed a short screencast training resource following a multi-disciplinary team training session at Evelina Children’s Hospital, London, focusing on young people with Type 1 diabetes.
We run a number of different youth participation projects in order to ensure that services are directly informed by what young people say. See our participation pages for more information.