Good practice – engaging with young people

Young People’s Participation in Health and Care

GP Champions

The GP Champions Toolkit for Primary Care summarises work by The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) to support young people’s involvement in commissioning. This involved collaboration between GPs and a voluntary youth sector partner, with young people, in 10 pilot sites.

In the Liverpool pilot site the CCG funded a new drop-in service, and in South London, the LeSoCo college of further education provided resources for weekly pop-up GP clinics on its three sites. Both of these have been sustainable and are still running.  The toolkit has been endorsed by the Royal College of GPs.

Further information about the work and a link to the toolkit, project summary and other resources can be found on the AYPH website.

Croydon Drop-in

AYPH has also supported a group of young people from Croydon Drop-In to host an interactive community event about primary care. The young people who attended put forward ideas for improving primary care, which were then developed into a short report in the form of a prescription pad.

Information about AYPH’s work around young people and health can be found on Twitter #yphealthlondon