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Young Adults Clinic

YOUNG PEOPLE FRIENDLY SERVICES AT

BURNHAM & BERROW MEDICAL CENTRE

 ARE YOU AGED UNDER 20? THEN YOU’RE WELCOME!

 

Young Adult Drop-In Clinic (for anyone under 20 years old)

Every Thursday 4.00 – 6.30pm

 Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre Young Adult Clinic (YAC) is a confidential service for young people up to the age of 20, including under 16s.  

Up to March 2011 we achieved the Gold RESPECT Award for our service to young adults, then in 2011 we were nominated to work towards the national You’re Welcome accreditation for young people services within the practice.  We were thrilled to learn that we were the only practice who had secured this national award.

Our service provides a safe and confidential environment for ALL young people registered with the practice, to discuss their health issues ( we will see any young adult who are not registered with the practice for Sexual Health issues)

 Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre is committed to providing a safe and confidential environment for ALL young people registered with the Practice to discuss their health issues such as:

 

bullying,

sexual health

depression

disability

sexual identity

smoking

abuse

eating

relationships

Caring

                                            in fact, ANY issues that cause YOU concern.

 The young adult clinic is run by both doctors and nurses who are trained in dealing with young people.

You are more than welcome to bring along a friend or parent for support.

We encourage feedback on our service, by completing one of our evaluation questionnaires.

It is your clinic, so it is important that we understand as a community of young people what we can do to improve the service.   And continue to be young people friendly!

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Who are the YAC team?

YAC doctors David, Nicky, Mike and Joey  take it in turns to see under 20 year olds at our YAC together with nurses Donna or Lynne. You will be welcomed by Gemma who looks after the paperwork for you.

No titles are used at the Clinic, just first names.

 

Doctor: Mike


Doctor: David

 


Nurse: Lucy

Nurse: Lynne

Admin: Emma

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 very serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.

However, if you registered at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre and require help but cannot make the Drop-in-Clinic, ask at reception to speak to a YAC Medical Team Member. If this is not possible, you can ask to see one of our doctors. If you would feel more comfortable, you can bring a friend or relation with you for support.

Burnham Medical Centre YAC has, in the past, achieved the Gold RESPECT award and in 2011, we became the first GP practice in Somerset to be awarded “You’re Welcome” accreditation status by the Department of Health.

We are delighted to have been awarded the Young People Friendly Approved Certificate of Recognition for 2014

 The “Young People Friendly” status is only given to services that go the extra mile for their young clients and set a “gold standard” in service quality. To achieve the award, we had to be able to show that we have improved the accessibility, choice and quality of services offered to young people aged 11-19 years.

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YOUNG ADULT FEEDBACK FORM

If you are under 20 years old, we would like to hear your feedback on the young people's services offered by us at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre.

Please download the YAC Feedback Form via the link below and drop it into Reception at either Burnham or Berrow Medical Centre. Thank you  - your views are important to us.

YAC Feedback Form

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YOUNG PERSONS AMBASSADOR

 ARE YOU A BURNHAM & BERROW MEDICAL CENTRE PATIENT AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 19?                                                                                                       

-    LOOKING TO ENHANCE YOUR CV?

-     WORKING TOWARDS A DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD?

BURNHAM & BERROW MEDICAL CENTRE COULD BE LOOKING FOR YOU TO BECOME OUR

YOUNG PERSONS AMBASSADOR:

  • BRING NEW IDEAS TO OUR YOUNG PERSONS SERVICE.
  • BE INVOLVED WITH MAKING CHANGES.
  • BECOME A SPOKESPERSON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.   

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS AT RECEPTION FOR A MEMBER OF THE YAC TEAM AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH.

WEBSITE LINKS

Check out the Young People's Contraception and Sexual Health Services website especially for Somerset young people www.somersetcsh.co.uk including information on teenage pregnancy

SEX – WORTH TALKING ABOUT:

Straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health

http://www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout/Pages/sex-worth-talking-about.aspx

Ring 0300 123 2930

PROMISE

Promise is a Somerset county-wide mentoring and Advocacy service for young people and children aged between 5 and 19 who are experiencing difficulties at home, in care or with education and training

http://www.promisevolunteers.org.uk/

NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

Advisers offer careers information, advice and support to 13 – 19 year olds between 8am and 10pm seven days a week

www2.cxdirect.com

YOUNG CARERS

www.youngcarers.net 

Sign up to YCNet today to join our supportive, online community of young carers for discussion or for advice from our qualified youth workers.

What is a Young Carer?

Do you help or look after someone in your family? Is this because they are ill, disabled, or have problems with drugs or alcohol or their mental health? You might be doing the shopping for them, or the cooking, or housework. Perhaps you help them wash or dress? Or maybe you spend time cheering them up. Whatever it is you do, it means that you can call yourself a “Young Carer” and it also means that this website could have information to help you.

http://www.somersetyc.org.uk/

Local Contact:

Angela Vaughan

Somerset Young Carers Project Worker (Taunton and West Somerset)

Tel : 01278 437368 or Mobile No. 07919540089

YOUNGMINDS - THE VOICE OF YOUNG PEOPLES MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

 YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.Visit their website :http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

 Concerns, Complaints and Compliments- How to be heard

At Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre we believe that young people should have a voice. When things go well and when they don’t go well, we want to know.

We want to listen; your comments will help us improve our services to meet your needs.

Anyone who has received healthcare from us can raise a concern/complaint.

If you are not able to do so on your own then a parent/carer, relative or friend can do it for you as long as they have you permission.

If you feel that you have not been treated fairly when accessing our services and want to complain, the quickest way to get any concerns or complaints sorted out is to tell the doctor, nurse or a staff member how you feel.

If, after this, you are still unhappy or you do not want to talk to them face to face, you can:

  • write
  • e-mail
  • phone
  • fax
  • or speak to

Terri Huxtable - our Practice Manager

Young Carers - Is this you?

A young Carer is someone under 25 years old, who gives unpaid support to a someone they know

 who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

It could be your Mum, Dad or any family member for example.

If you’re a young Carer and want help or support, we may be able to help you

Dani one of our Reception Team who is here to help you

                             

                                                                                                         

If you would like to read a little more about our Young Carer Support click on the link below:

Young Carer Support leaflet

You can e-mail them at:

youngcarers.champions@burnhammc.nhs.uk

or telephone 01278 795445

They will help you to find help and support whilst you are helping the person you are caring for.

 

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