Young People and Access to GP Services
We welcome young people into the surgery and hope that you feel comfortable in coming to see the GP or nurse.
We are happy to see young people by themselves or with a friend. Remember that if a parent has added their mobile number into your notes then if you make an appointment a text message may be sent directly to them. So ask the receptionist not to send a text or change a mobile number to your own. This is just in case you need to keep your visit private.
We would however urge you to talk about your visit with a parent or guardian if you can.
You can ask to see a male or female GP or ask to see a nurse who can help with all sorts of minor ailments i.e. chest infections, skin problems or urine infections. The receptionists may ask you about the reason for the appointment so they can get you to the right person quickly. They are not being nosey! If you do not want to say just say so!
If you see a GP you can ask for a chaperone - just ask at reception when you book in.
You may also find it useful to come into reception and ask one of the staff for information about other young people's services - we will always try and help if we can.
If you are a young carer looking after a relative please let us know then we can signpost you to young carer's services.
We are really interested in developing our patient participation group so if you are interested in coming to a meeting please let the practice manager know. We know that young people sometimes prefer contact by email - we are happy to contact you via this method and are interested in setting up a young people's virtual patient participation group.