We are happy for you to request and attend your appointment without a parent or guardian being present. We would hope that you have discussed any issues with your parents or guardian first, however your information will be kept confidential. Appointments can be arranged either with a male or female GP - please just ask whilst making your appointment.
General Data Protection Regulations - Young Persons Privacy Notice
A privacy Notice is an explanation of what information the practice collects on patients and how it is used. Being transparent and providing clear information to patients about how the practice uses their personal data is an essential requirement of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) which came into force on the 25th May 2018. For full details of our privacy notice written for young people please click: Young Persons Privacy Notice If you require any further information please contact the practice. It is important for us to have your correct contact details, if you change your mobile phone number please let the receptionist know when you are next in the practice. This is to ensure we are actually contacting you and not another person.
The only website this privacy notice applies to is the Surgery's website. If you use a link to any other website from the Surgery's website then you will need to read their respective privacy notice. We take no responsibility (legal or otherwise) for the content of other websites.
Are you aged between 17 and 25 years of age?
Did you have your MenACWY vaccine before leaving school?
Did you know you are entitled to the vaccine whether you intend to further your education or not?
Please ask at reception to make an appointment
For further information please see the link below:
If you're 16-24, you're more at risk of getting an STI
- You don't need to have sex with lots of people to get an STI
- Many STIs are symptomless and, if left untreated, can cause long-term health problems
- STIs like gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat or may not be treatable at all
How to use a condom
- Did you know there are two types of condoms and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes? You'll find everything you need to know about using condoms at Sexwise
- 59% of people who got chlamydia or gonorrhoea in 2016 were aged 16-24
- Condoms are available at the Community Hospital Sexual Health Clinic
Sexual Health Clinics are held at The Community Hospital Richmond, The Friarage Hospital Northallerton and Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Sexual Health Clinic Opening Times
Darlington Memorial Sexual Health Clinic Opening Times
Did you also know that prescriptions for contraception are free, please make an appointment with a doctor or nurse to discuss
Useful contacts for Young People:
Samaritans - Tele: 01609 776161 / 08457 909090
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - Tele: 0808 800 5000
Childline UK - Tele: 0800 1111 Web: www.childline.org.uk
Drugs & Alcohol
Talk to Frank - Tele: 0800776600 web: www.talktofrank.com
Contraceptive and sexual health clinics (CASH)
YorSexualHealth – yorsexualhealth.org.uk Is a free and confidential service across North Yorkshire and York. To make an appointment or speak with a nurse please contact the booking and information line on 01904 721111 (open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am until 4pm on a Friday, and 9am until 12pm on Saturday).
GUM Clinic - Tele: 01325 743203 Web: www.cddft.nhs.uk/sexual-health-services
The NHS offers a cervical screening programme to all women from the age of 25. During cervical screening (previously known as a "smear test"), a small sample of cells is taken from the cervix and checked under a microscope for abnormalities.
See what Michelle Keegan says about having her first smear test here: