New GP Champions products
05 March, 2015
Youth Access and our partners the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) and the Royal College of GP’s Adolescent Group are pleased to launch the results of our national GP Champions Project with two new publications:
- A new Toolkit for General Practice, endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and
- a briefing for local authorities, CCGs, and others: Commissioning Effective Primary Care Services for Young People.
The GP Champions Project, funded by the Department of Health and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, developed some highly successful collaborations between GPs and voluntary sector providers in ten sites across the country – with most of the voluntary sector agencies Youth Access members.
The project saw a wide range of initiatives arising out of the local collaborations between GPs, the voluntary sector and local young people: from improvements in GP practices in meeting young people’s needs; a local campaign now receiving national attention to improve access to GPs for homeless and other groups who lack ID and are prevented from registering, to the establishment of new drop-in GP services located in a Youth Information Advice and Counselling service and one in a local F.E. College.
While the project is ending, the relationships forged over the past three years are set to continue, with more developments and progress to come. An independent evaluation report by Dr Cathy Street and Dr Yvonne Anderson will be released shortly, with more information about the learning from this exciting project.
The pilot sites
Sheffield - Pitsmoor Surgery and Right Here Sheffield (YMCA White Rose) /Interchange Sheffield C.I.C
Manchester/Salford - Salford Health Matters and 42nd Street
East London - E12 Health and Newham Asian Women's Project
South London - Queens Road Partnership and Redthread
Sussex - Portslade Health Centre and Sussex Central YMCA
Southampton - Bath Lodge Surgery and No Limits
Cornwall - Wheal Northey Surgery and Young People Cornwall
Bristol - Montpelier Health Centre and Off the Record
Liverpool - Brownlow Health and Young People's Advisory Service
Washington (Tyne & Wear) - Encompass Healthcare and Washington Mind