The Young Adult and Adolescent Steering Group is committed to improving the experience of young people in acute care. To this end we engage with partners and stakeholders to produce resources and guidance for practitioners.
This toolkit recommends ways to face the challenges of acute care for young people and how to implement a whole systems approach, models of care, and suggested education and training. It includes quality criteria, example screening questions, and an outcomes framework for young people on the acute medical unit.
AYPH was commissioned by the RCP to run a participation project exploring acute care services with young people. We organised workshops with four groups of young people across England to gather their experiences and views, including No Limits Southampton, Birmingham Sexual Health Service, CHIVA and Ambitious about Autism.
Participants from these four services met in London in January 2017. Together they created two brand new youth-led resources about their experiences of acute care services and how those services can better meet the needs of all young people. These resources are complimentary to the RCP’s existing acute care toolkit for adolescents and young adults.