Young People

young people

Welcome

We welcome all young people to our surgery and we will respect your privacy, dignity and religious or cultural beliefs.

Our mission is to help you stay physically and emotionally healthy

Our doctors and nurses can give you help and advice about any worries you have about your health including, sexual health and contraception, weight issues, skin problems, stress, alcohol, drugs smoking and lots more. If you have any non-medical concerns or have a question about how to use our services our General Manager Kath Payne will be very happy to talk to you in person or on the phone (please call us on 01275 841630). Or you can send a question to Kath using the 'contact us' feature on this website.

We know it can be a bit scary talking to a doctor or nurse about your worries so here are some top tips to help you.

  • If you feel nervous bring a trusted friend or relative with you.

  • If you are worried you will forget to mention something write a list and bring it with you.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask the doctor/Nurse to explain things if you don't understand.

Please click here to view our Practice Leaflet for Young People.pdf

How to Make An Appointment

Please ring 01275 841630

You can also book appointments online - please register at https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk or download the NHS App

If you need to be seen that day for emergency contraception (morning after pill) please let the receptionist know and she will book you in (you don't need to be registered with us to use this service).

Sexual Health

We provide the following sexual health services.

  • Contraception including pills injection and implants

  • Emergency contraception ("morning after pill")

  • Referral for pregnancy termination

You can request if you want to see a female or male member of staff and the receptionist will do their best to help you. Don’t forget you can come with a friend.

Emotional Health

We realise that being a Young person brings its own particular stresses and worries so ask for help when you need it, don't struggle on your own. Come and see a Dr or nurse and they will listen and support you.

Stopping Smoking

If you want help to give up smoking please make an appointment to see our advanced nurse practitioner. She can help you by offering help, support and nicotine replacement therapy.

Confidentiality

You have a right to confidentiality (privacy), even if you're under 16. Your doctor or nurse can't share information about your health without your permission. They will encourage you to talk to your parents or carers but they should not tell your parents or carers anything without your agreement. You have a right to privacy whatever you ask about. This could include sexual health, pregnancy, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, depression or any other health problem you're worried about.

BUT if we have serious concerns about your safety we would have to talk to another adult but we would try and let you know first.

Consent

If you give your consent to something, it means you give your permission, you agree. If you are 16 years or over, you have the right to make your own decisions about your health. If you're under 16, you can give your own consent for medical treatment (e.g. contraception like the pill) if the doctor or nurse thinks you are ready to make your own decisions about your health. They will chat to you about how you're feeling and what you want. If they don't think you're quite ready to make decisions about your health, they will ask you to bring a parent or carer to your next appointment.

How Was Your Visit?

We'd really like to know what you think about our surgery - What is good? What could we do better? You have the right to give feedback (good or bad!) about any health services that you have received. We will take it seriously. The information you share with us is confidential and will not affect your care.

Please use the 'contact us' feature on this website to let us know what you think

Support for Children/Young People Aged 11-18

Wellspring Practitioners are offering free support for children and young people aged 11-18. They offer guided self-help and learning and practice techniques to help them manage anxiety or mild to moderate difficulties with wellbeing or mental health.

SEND and You (SAY) SENDIAS Service – a free, confidential and impartial statutory service offering information, advice and support for children and young people with Special educational needs and or a disability (SEND) and their families, as well as Professionals about all areas of SEND.

North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together - helping to shape services in North Somerset for children and young people up to 25 years with additional needs and/or disabilities. NSPCWT offers free training, events, signposting and support to Parent Carers in North Somerset whilst gathering their collective voice to help effect positive change.

Healthwatch North Somerset is a local, independent champion for people who use health and social care services. Our role is to listen to your experiences of using services, including GPs, dentists, and hospitals, and speak out on your behalf. We collect and analyse people's views to ensure that those who run the services you use know what works and what doesn't. We can help with signposting and providing you with the information you need to access health and social care services in your local area