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Training (Young Adult and Adolescent Steering Group)

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The Young Adult and Adolescent Steering Group is committed to improving training for physicians involved in the care of young people.

The group:

  • promotes training in adolescent and young adult health with the focus on the role of adult physicians
  • advises on training curricula and core/generic elements of training required in adolescent and young adult health
  • seeks to embed the use of the e-learning resource in adolescent health into training
  • collaborates with Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) adolescent health training initiatives.

'Training gap' - the present state of higher specialty training in adolescent and young adult health in medical specialties in the UK

This survey sought to determine the state of adolescent and young adult health training across medical specialties in the UK.

Adolescent Health Programme

The Adolescent Health Programme (AHP) is an e-learning programme for all healthcare professionals working with young people. It is the third programme in the Healthy Child Programme 0–18 series of e-learning resources, following the Healthy Child Programme and Healthy School Child Programme.

Suitable for GPs, school nurses, community paediatricians and the child health team, AHP aims to ensure that all health professionals have essential youth communication skills and understand young people’s rights to consent and confidentiality.

EUTEACH – European Training in Effective Adolescent Care and Health

This summer school is an intensive week-long course in adolescent health that attracts learners from all round the world. The main goal of the school is to train clinical and public health practitioners to teach effective adolescent care and health.

Upcoming courses