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Developing primary care services for young people
  1. Linda Hughes, Senior Health Promotion Officer
  1. Correspondence Linda Hughes, Health Promotion Service, The Kernow Building, Wilson Way, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QE, UK. Tel: 01209 313419 Fax: 01209 314491


The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Promotion Service and Cornwall Youth Service have been working in partnership to facilitate the planning and promotion of high quality attractive and relevant designated health services for young people. This partnership arose from a joint project in North Cornwall looking at unwanted teenage pregnancies. It involved research with young people about their perspective of health services in their area, and a theatre in education project with the Barbican Theatre working with primary health care teams to raise awareness about the issues relating to health care for young people. The team have presented their work at several conferences, it has won a NHS 50 National Award sponsored by Glaxo-Wellcome, and has attracted much interest locally and nationally from policy makers and practitioners. This paper describes how the team came together,the various stages in the development and execution of the project, the outcomes and recommendations

  • accessibility
  • barriers
  • confidence
  • listening
  • partnership
  • primary care
  • trust
  • young people' services

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