We welcome all children and young people to our surgery and we will respect your privacy, dignity and religious or cultural beliefs.
Our mission is to help you stay physically and emotionally healthy!
Our doctors and nurses can give you help and advice about any worries you have about your health including: sexual health and contraception, weight issues, skin problems, stress, alcohol, drugs smoking and lots more.
TOP TIPS about coming in to see a doctor or nurse:
BLOOD TESTS FOR UNDER 16 YEAR OLDS ARE DONE ON OAK WARD - ST PETER'S HOSPITAL
This is an appointment only service - PLEASE ARRANGE A BOOKING:
'numbing cream' can be prescribed.....please do ask!
What SUNNY MEED has done and is doing to help improve the health of the younger generation:
Appointed Susan Zand as "Champion" for young people's health.
Made younger people's registration for the surgery as quick and easy as possible, requiring no proof of address.
Provided accessible and flexible appointments that can be booked online, on the phone or in the surgery at all times of the day.
A young person's questionnaire has been handed out to try and get their views on the surgery.
Have GPs who treat everyone as equal, and give young people the time needed to express their concerns.
Allow young people to book appointments and see a GP on their own, with NO lower age limit.
Take the time to arrange follow-up appointments to give younger people the opportunity of fully expressing their concerns.
Ensure the reception staff are aware of the confidentiality and safeguarding needed for younger people.
Record the information provided by younger people accurately and efficiently during consultations.
- Improving our website links to meet the specific needs of young adults registered with us.
INFECTION CONTROL at school:
find out more about time off needed with childhood infections....
|HANDi provides expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with:|
- Diarrhoea (gastroenteritis)
- Chesty child (wheeze and asthma)
- Chesty baby (bronchiolitis)
- High temperature
- Abdominal pain
- Common newborn problems
download HANDi App for free:
Children’s lifestyle & weight management service
Alive 'N' Kicking helps children and young people (on or above the 91st centile) and their families to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
The service provides programmes for families with children aged between 2 to 19 years.
Each is specifically designed to provide age appropriate messages, activities and behavioural change strategies that will benefit the whole family
'bringing together physical and emotional wellbeing services for children and young people across Surrey....'
provides information about antenatal care, child health drop in clinics through to the care of young adults aged up to 19 years....
ADVICE LINE: 01883 340922
Monday - Friday 8am -5pm
click HERE to register for FREE online guides with expert advice from health professionals
click HERE for more information about children's centres. child care and all aspects of family life for parents, carers of children and young people
HERE TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT
The Discovery Centre
7 Ward St.
OPEN FOR ANY YOUNG PERSON aged 10-18
Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you and help you find ways to cope. There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people through our site...
There are a number of FREE, LOCAL and CONFIDENTIAL counselling services..... So it won‛t cost you anything and counsellors will keep what you say private unless you, or someone else, is in danger:
Don’t ignore bullying, it won’t go away. If you are being bullied, it can be making your life really miserable and you need to talk to someone about what is happening.
NO HARM DONE - hope and practical support including resources to support anyone affected by self harm
You can also click the image below to find some more help.....
Click HERE if you would like to find out more about how to help as a parent or carer
EMERGE - Youth Workers who can be contacted to support you if you have presented to the Royal Surrey County Hospital with self harm, taken an overdose or if you feel suicidal on:
07534 331 455
Monday - Saturday 11am - 3pm & 7 - 11pm
|' Catch 22' - Surrey Young People’s Substance Misuse Service (11 to 21-years-old) - A county-wide specialist treatment service offering an emergency crisis line and counselling and pharmacological support as part of a tailored recovery approach.|
if you or your family need support or advice through family breakdown.....
CALL: 01483 602998
CALL: 01737 919675
|In times of bereavement and loss ......|
Surrey Young Carers has been supporting young carers across the county since 1996
We are here to support you in your caring role, help you to achieve your best at school, have fun, discover new interests and make new friends.
Might you be a YOUNG CARER? click here to find out more
DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM by clicking HERE
Sex And Young People
Are you ready for sex?
Where can you get contraception or free condoms?
Is your body normal?
What should you do if a condom splits and what about infections?
Find answers to these questions and more by clicking HERE
To find out more about FREE CONDOMS ….
Sexual Health testing KITS can also be collected from the surgery.
Order a free 'HOME TESTING KIT' and for more sexual health advice by clicking SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS near you...
Click HERE to review the complete directory of Ashford & St Peter's Hospital paediatric leaflets
The surgery plays an important role in safeguarding for children and young people from abuse and neglect and all staff are trained in recognising and acting upon any safeguarding concerns in children.
Safeguarding children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
DR GIL RIVAS is the surgery's safeguarding lead.
Please click on the link below if you seek further information about child safeguarding: