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Community-based Drop-in Services for Young People for Paediatrics professionals

Speciality Classification
Paediatrics General
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

Introduction to the principles and practical aspects of young people friendly services and the skills health professionals need to work effectively in community-based multi-agency teams.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe why young people find traditional health services difficult to access
  • Define five features of an effective, accessible young people’s service
  • List the 'You’re Welcome' quality criteria
  • Develop a professional development plan for your skills in this area


The inverse care law applies particularly to young people, as those likely to have greatest psychosocial and behavioural morbidity are least likely to access traditional health services.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have clinical experience working with young people
  • Complete the following AH modules and sessions:
    • Module 04 Communication and Consultation with Young People
    • Module 05 Health Promotion and Advocacy
    • 08_001 Introduction to Youth Friendly Services (401-0034)
Instructors / Speakers
Gill Turner,
Consultant Community Paediatrician, Northumberland

Gill has always had a passionate interest in young people’s rights which led her to undertake a sabbatical in adolescent health care in the Bronx, New York City and then accept a consultant post with an interest in young people’s health

She led the Northumberland Young People’s Health Project, 1996 – 1998, developing and evaluating seven health drop-in services for young people in Northumberland. She has an interest in peer support and peer (re-evaluation) counselling and its role in health promotion with young people and adults.

She is Chair of the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and is part of the Northumberland Young People’s Health Demonstration Site. She is committed to a multi-agency approach to young people’s health and serves on the leadership team of Northumberland’s Family and Children’s Trust.

Naomi Jones,
Paediatric Specialist Registrar

I am a Paediatric Specialist Registrar, training with an interest in young people’s health. I am training in the Northern region and currently working with Dr Gill Turner in Northumberland, one of the four Teenage Health Demonstration Sites. Particular areas of interest include access to healthcare for young people in community and hospital settings and health professionals' attitudes towards young people.

Community-based Drop-in Services for Young People for Paediatrics professionals
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community health, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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