For young people

Teenagers and young people are very welcome to book an appointment to see us.

You can do this by contacting your practice in whatever way is easiest for you.  We will confirm your name and date of birth, to make sure that the appointment is booked for the correct person. We will take a phone number so that we can call you back.  You may be asked for a brief description of the problem, so that we can get the correct person to call you back.  It’s OK to just say that it’s personal if you need to.

If you prefer to come to the practice without a parent or guardian that is usually not a problem – your privacy is important to us.  However, we may encourage you to discuss your health matters with a parent or other trusted adult.  We can help you to do this if necessary.

Once you turn sixteen, we will need your consent to speak to a parent or guardian, or anyone else, about your healthcare. See here for more information.

The Childline website has some tips and general advice for young people about visiting the doctor.

Health advice and information

Mental health

Kooth provides free and safe online support.

Young Minds provides information, and has a telephone helpline for parents.

Centre 33 offers free and confidential counselling for people age 13-25 in Cambridgeshire.

Beat provides support for anyone struggling with an eating disorder.

Contraception and sexual health

For information about local sexual health services, please go the the iCash website.  We are happy to talk to you about contraception and we are able to provide most types free of charge in our special family planning clinic. Find out more about contraception on the NHS website.

We are able to provide condoms if needed – please ask the doctor or nurse.

We also offer free chlamydia testing – again please ask the doctor or nurse. Find out more about chlamydia on the NHS website.

Keeping healthy

For advice about how to keep yourself healthy by improving your diet have a look at this information from the NHS website.

Please see the NHS website for information and support with stopping smoking.  We run regular smoking clinics at the practice – please contact reception to make an appointment.

If you’re looking for information and advice about drugs, including legal highs please Talk to Frank.

For information about alcohol misuse in young people, please visit the alcohelp website.

Date published: 22nd June, 2023
Date last updated: 8th October, 2023