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Young People 11 – 19 years – You’re Welcome

Young People's Information Leaflet

Stanley Medical Group is aiming to be accredited as a “You’re Welcome Practice”

All our 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.

Over the next 6-12 months the practice will be improving services to meet the criteria and welcomes comments from young people on how we can make the practice meet the needs of our young people.

Confidentiality – We Are Here To Listen Not To Tell

We provide a confidential service to all young people including our under 16 year olds. This means that you can tell others about your visit to the practice 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 risk or serious harm, even then we will always try to get your consent first.

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

Confidentiality poster

Health Issues For Young People

If you have any concerns about any of the issues below, the practice can give you advice and guidance.

  • Sexual Health
  • Giving Up Smoking
  • Drugs/substance Misuse
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Mental Health

Our Practice also offers:-

  • Chlamydia Screening
  • C- Card Free Condoms
  • Contraception and Free Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Advice and hospital referral if your pregnant and Don’t know what to do
  • Antenatal Care
     

Parents

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

Useful resources can be found at:

www.fpa.org.uk
or www.parentlineplus.org.uk

Morning After Pill

This is not just for the morning after unprotected intercourse, but for up to 72 hours. It works best given early. Doctor’s surgeries and some chemist provide this pill free.

What To Do When We Are Closed 

Emergency contraception and condoms via C-Card scheme can be obtained from most local pharmacies.  Alternatively ring 111, which is our Out of Hours contact number for patients.

Bus Timetables

For all bus routes and times of buses to and from Stanley Bus Station visit www.simplygo.com

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