Children and young people

Simple information on

Common conditions

Healthier Together provides simple information on common presentations, including when to worry if a child has a fever, rash, following common accidents and more, covering the ages 0 to 18.

Self-referral services available in Buckinghamshire

A broad overview of the more commonly used services in Buckinghamshire can be found under


Our support for you as a practice

Confidentiality

We want to ensure that health care is easily accessible for children and young people and that you feel at the centre of services which are designed to fit around you. We know that confidentiality is important to you, and we cover this under

Annual learning disability health check

If you have a learning disability and are over 14 years, we offer an annual health check.

Local and national services

We include below local and national services which can support you, many accessible by phone. This information can also be used to help parents support their children.

Health support

Urgent and emergency support

There is specific support for children and young people

Support for safeguarding

Stopping both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect can be found under

Mental, social and physical wellbeing

Whatever one’s age good wellbeing is important.

These areas should not necessarily be seen as separate, so for example joining a sports club can provide exercise which can help with mental wellbeing and give one the opportunity to meet other people.

Activities

For a wide range of activities for families, children and young people, see under

In the area of the practice there may also be, if available, local activities for children and young people, see under

Healthy living

The value of considering healthy living goes beyond just an improvement in physical health. It can also help in other areas, so exercise such as joining a sports club can help with mental wellbeing and give one the opportunity to meet other people.

Urgent and general support for mental health

Support includes

  • Emergencies – includes the support available in a mental health emergency for children and young people
  • Mental health support – includes how mental health is supported for children across the local system

Mental health conditions

Mental health conditions include

Common medical conditions

An overview of medical conditions is found under Overview Children/ Young People’s Health. This includes

Long term conditions

For information on common long term conditions, see under

Vaccinations

Immunisations are probably the most important protection we can give a child. There is information on

Reducing serious accidents

Taking some risk is part of childhood and learning however many serious accidents can be avoided.

Safety

Staying safe is about knowing what to expect with any illness. Many conditions either get better on their own or improve with simple treatments. Occasionally symptoms may develop which can indicate the development of a serious condition. We consider some serious conditions and what symptoms, and signs might suggest urgent action.

Social support

Children and young people’s wellbeing is
strongly associated with the wider environment they live in. There is evidence for the significance of family relationships, family activity, physical activity and friendships and relationships between children at school.

Home life

Home can be a place of stability with the changes of childhood and early adulthood but issues can arise including with

Family relationships

There is

Education

A key part of childhood and early adulthood include

Getting support here can make a real difference if you are having difficulties.

Bullying

Bullying can occur at any point for anyone and again support can really help.

Activities around Buckinghamshire

There is information on local activities for children and the whole family under

Activities local to the practice

There may be services in the local community, which if available can be found under

Support for the individual

Support for the individual which may be relevant to you, including for young carers or if you are LBGT+, can be found under

There is local support for children and young people with a

Direct help

Self-referral

Self-referral involves accessing NHS health services and other support yourself without needing an appointment with your GP. This is explained further by patient info Self-referral | Patient.

Bucks Health Hub – Specific support for self-referral
Most of the local self-referral routes are covered under

Children and Young People – Broad support for self-referral
There is a broad overview of the more commonly used services in Buckinghamshire, see under

Common self-referral pathways

For some of the more commonly used local self-referral pathways see “outside practice self referrals” under

Good examples for children and young people include support for mental health.

Some local community self-referrals

There may be services in the local practice area, which if available can be found under

Support for common conditions

Many common conditions (including mental health conditions) have a support group which can be found if you look under the various conditions on

Support for groups of people

There are also many support groups for important groups of people. Support for All including:

Support for your medication and many common conditions

Your local pharmacist can offer great support, see under

Signposting help

The NHS can be a complex maze particularly when it comes to local services. You can use the information on this website to help you find local services. You can also use the support of

Safeguarding children and young people

Support for safeguarding of children (stopping both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect) can be found under

Practice Services


Videos and podcasts

On the videos and podcasts page there are links to some relevant videos and podcasts covering various topics relating to children and young people.


Friends and family test

We welcome feedback on your experience, including good experiences and where we can improve. This can easily be done through the Friends and Family Test found under

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