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Guidance and Policy for Young People's Health for GP/Family Medicine professionals

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session outlines current UK guidance and policy on caring for young people and the provision of adolescent health services.

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss in general terms the development of guidance and policies for young people’s health in the UK
  • Describe the National Quality Standards for Adolescent Health
  • Identify key criteria included in these quality standards
  • Identify wider evidence and guidance related to young people friendly health services
  • Discuss how guidelines can be implemented in practice at a local level

 

Introduction

A growing number of documents, standards and reports contain guidance on healthcare for young people in the UK and internationally. 

Health professionals caring for young people must be aware of, and follow key guidance and quality standards in order to provide high quality care. Current standards for care are based upon a long history of activism and advocacy on behalf of young people.


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Instructors / Speakers
Russell Viner,
President of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH)

Russell Viner is currently President of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH), the leading voice for children and young people’s health in the UK. He is also Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, a paediatrician who sees young people with diabetes each week at University College Hospital and he directs the Department of Health Obesity Policy Research Unit.

Russell has a long history of leadership in national health policy, from involvement in the 2005 National Service Framework to helping ensure children and young people were central to the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan. He is currently Vice-Chair of the NHS England Children and Young People’s Transformation Board, responsible for strategic oversight of children’s health in England, and Chair of the Stakeholder Council for the Children’s Transformation Board. He also has significant ‘hands-on’ experience within the NHS, having been Clinical Director in a busy teaching hospital and clinical director for children and young people for the NHS across London, responsible for leading healthcare strategy for London’s 2 million children and young people.

Russell Viner was one of the founders of Adolescent Health in the UK. He set up the first Adolescent Medicine service in the UK and went on to become the UK's first professor of Adolescent Health, helping lead a new focus on adolescent healthcare in the UK and Europe. He was a founder of the UK Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) and now serves as Patron. He has been Vice-President of the International Association for Adolescent Health. He has acted as an advisor on adolescent health and obesity for the Departments of Health and for Education in England and for the World Health Organisation and Unicef internationally. He is an Executive Committee member for the International Paediatric Association and will be President of the 2021 International Paediatric Congress. 

His research focuses on population health, policy and health services for children and young people. Academically, he has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and is currently named on >£20 million in current research grants. 

Type
Online Learning
Delivery
Online
Title
Guidance and Policy for Young People's Health for GP/Family Medicine professionals
Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health, Health Policy
Location
ONLINE
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
01_002
Access Duration (in months)
12
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