Teenage Corner

This page seeks to provide health information for teenagers.

Confidentiality

You can talk to a nurse or doctor in confidence; we are not allowed to tell. However, if we believe you are in danger, we may have to tell someone. We would normally try and explain to you why we have to tell before we do. To see and treat you by yourself, we need to be sure you can understand the treatment or advice we are giving you.

You can confidentially book an appointment, or ring us any morning . The receptionist will usually ask you for the reason for your call. This is so we can prioritise the most serious problems first. If you do not want to say, just say "it's personal".

Want confidential health advice about anything?

Protect Yourself

This site has lots of health information for teenagers.

For advice about all aspects of sexual health

https://www.nhs.uk/protect-against-stis-use-a-condom/home 

Chlamydia Testing

We are offering chlamydia testing to all our patients under 25.

The test is very simple. You will be asked to provide a self-taken vaginal swab for women or a 'pee in a pot' urine test for men. There will be no need to be examined!

Don't be concerned if we offer it to you, we are offering it to everyone under 25! further information about chlamydia 

http://www.checkinitout.co.uk/

HPV Vaccination

There is a national campaign to immunise young women against HPV. Human Papilloma Virus has been linked to cervical cancer. Some girls are being immunised at school. . If you have not yet started a course, please contact our Practice Nurse to discuss things.

Teenage Girls Health Issues - Live Well- Health tools - NHS Choices 

NHS teenage girl video wall on health matters for teenage girls. Real-life stories provide advice on dealing with eating disorders

http://www.nhs.uk/tools/pages/teengirlvideowall.aspx

Teenage Boys Health Issues - Live Well - NHS Choices - Live Well

Introduction to teen boys health articles and videos. Includes sexual health, stop smoking advice, alcohol and healthy eating

 http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/teenboys