Young People's Health

CONFIDENTIALITY

All appointments are confidential and we appreciate that for young people living in a fairly tightly knit community this is extremely important.  We would only consider passing on information if it was felt you were in danger or being harmed, and would always tell you if this were going to happen.

We appreciate that it is sometimes difficult for you to access the services we offer for a number of reasons

  • It could be that because of school you are unable to get to the surgery

  • It could be that because you don't live close to either practice and it would mean asking someone to bring you

  • It could be that you would feel uncomfortable sitting in the waiting room because of who might see you

Hopefully by providing this webpage we may be able to address some of these problems for you. We would therefore like to give the following information

  • All consultations are confidential from family, friends and school.

  • If you need any confidential advice about health issues please make an appointment or telephone us at the surgery.

  • If you would like an appointment, but would prefer not to sit in the waiting room, then let us know and we will arrange this for you.

  • You can consult with a doctor from 14 years old unaccompanied.

  • We have a Chaperone Policy in the practice which means that you could have a trained member of staff with you in your consultation at yours or the doctors request.

  • Contraceptive prescriptions are FREE

Telephone numbers you might find useful

  • SORTED-A confidential substance misuse service (under 18's) Tel: 01670 500150 TXT: 07788496793

  • G.U.M. Clinic (Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic-Newcastle General Hospital)- 0191 219 5013/5011

  • Northumberland GUM services  01670 814873

  • Childline 0800 11 11

  • Northumberland Stimulant Service  07590442777

Websites that you might find useful

CHLAMYDIA SCREENING

Did you know that screening for Chlamydia is free to the under 25's.  You don't even need to tell us about it although if you would like to discuss it with a GP we will be happy to advise you.

Young Health

You can receive advice or just talk about.....

Sex and sexuality, exam pressures, body size and weight, eating and food, bullying, stopping smoking.

To find the nearest clinic call 01670 543131