NHS Young Peoples GP Charter
BSC’s Governing Body has endorsed a GP Youth Charter, establishing a strategic alliance and building relationships with youth Board members. We worked alongside St Basils Youth Board, who were instrumental in drawing up the charter.
The charter features a number of statements which tell GPs what young people need to feel confident and comfortable in using GP services. This reflects the fact that many young people had previously felt misunderstood or ignored when it came to important choices about their healthcare.
The charter deals with access to primary care, being treated with dignity and respect, clarity of information and many other themes important to young people.
The Charter has been fully endorsed by BSC’s Governing Body. We have also presented it to the NHS England Area team, and we will develop metrics against it to show we are embedding what we have heard.