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Hospital-based Services for Young People course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, elfh, NHS

This session explores the needs of young people accessing hospital services. It examines young people friendly services and the advantages and disadvantages of adolescent inpatient wards.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the distinct needs of young people accessing hospital services
  • Describe why young people find traditional hospital services difficult to access
  • Identify the basic elements of young people friendly hospital services
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of adolescent inpatient wards
  • Identify the strengths and areas for improvement of the service in which you work in relation to young people

Young people repeatedly report a desire for dedicated adolescent services in hospital.

Research suggests that the quality of care and experience of young people are best when they are cared for on wards specifically for their age group. There is now increasing evidence that adolescent wards increase quality of care.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH session:

  • 08_001 Introduction to Young People Friendly Services (401-0034)
Instructors / Speakers
Christine Powell,
Higher Specialist Trainee

Christine is a higher specialist trainee (ST8) in community paediatrics working within the Northern Deanery. She has a keen interest in young people’s health and in safeguarding. She gained additional experience in paediatric infectious diseases (Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford, 2013) before embarking on her community training.


Christine is currently undertaking a specialist training module in young people’s health with Dr Gill Turner in Northumberland. Her particular areas of interest include making hospital services more young people friendly and the participation of young people in service development.

She recently completed a specialist training module in forensics at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. She is a member of the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group.

Hospital-based Services for Young People course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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