Adolescent health group

About us

The Adolescent Health Group (AHG) raises the profile of adolescent health, runs courses, conferences, produces resources and provides support to general practice. The group meets to share ideas and news, plan new projects about issues related to the health of adolescents up to the age of 25. In addition, we work with government departments, other Royal Medical Colleges and organisations, including the Association for Young People's Health.

Current work

  • Development of a downloadable practice leaflet for young people and their parents for GPs to use
  • Feeding into collaborations on eLearning related to adolescent health
  • Exploration of the quality of postgraduate training in adolescent health

Growth outputs

Key activities and resources have included:

  • Confidentiality and Young People Toolkit May 2016 (PDF file, 8.6 MB). An update of the Confidentiality and Young People Toolkit has been carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners; Adolescent Health Group
  • Setting up the Association for Young People's Health (AYPH) with representatives of other organisations
  • Development of the training videos Clueless and Trust and the DVD, Helping Establish Adolescent Rapport (HEAR)
  • The "Getting it Right" for young people awareness campaign (2002 to 2005; training events and dispatch of more than 75,000 pamphlets to GP surgeries)
  • Establishing the Kathy Phipps Adolescent Health Care Award
  • Contributing to the BMJ Masterclass and RCGP One Day Essential series
  • Running national conferences on adolescent health
  • Supporting the GP Champions Project with AYPH and the RCGP Clinical Champion for Youth Mental Health
  • Contributing sessions on adolescent health at national primary care conferences
  • Ongoing development of the Confidentiality Toolkit for general practice team training