Please feel free to look at relevant information for Young People in the Surgery entrance lobby and take any leaflets that you may find useful.
You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice - family doctor, nurse or receptionist - will stay confidential.
Even if you are under 16 nothing will be said to anyone - including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors - without your permission. The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.
If you are being treated elsewhere - for example at a hospital, Walk in Centre or Brook Centre - it is best if you allow the doctor or nurse there to inform the practice of any treatment you are receiving.
If you have any worries about confidentiality, please feel free to ask a member of staff.
Contraception and Sexual Health
All types of contraception available at the Surgery, including implants and coils. Please book an appointment with a Nurse of GP for any contraception queries.
There are always same day appointments available for emergency contraception.
The SAFE logo is a brand awarded to all organisations in Bath & North East Somerset that provide young people with friendly sexual health information, advice and support.
This means that when you see a SAFE logo you know that venue is:
- Completely confidential
- Will give you the most up-to-date information
- Easy to use
Patients can access information on the following website: www.ccardfreecondoms.co.uk
Obtain your C-Card here at Newbridge Surgery.
The C-Card allows young people aged 13-24 to access free condoms from over 70 venues in Bath & North East Somerset (including here at Newbridge Surgery).
Patients will be able to register and print off a certificate from the above website. They will then need to come to the Surgery to obtain their C-Card Key Fob and free condoms from Reception.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's)
If you have any concerns please make an appointment with a Nurse or GP.
The education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command
Thinkuknow gives practical information and advice that aims to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse on and offline. The approach of the programme is to develop their skills in identifying and avoiding risk, learning how best to protect themselves and their friends, and knowing how to get support and report abuse if they do encounter difficulties. Thinkuknow also offers information and advice to parents and carers, as well as professionals who work with children and young people by providing educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans.
For further information and advice please visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Off The Record
Off The Record - aims to improve the emotional, physical and mental well-being, and self esteem of young people aged up to 25 who live, study or work in Bath & North East Somerset - please visit www.offtherecord-banes.co.ukfor more information.
Healthy Lifestyle Service
Please make an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants for more information on Healthy Lifestyle - they will be able to provide you with information regarding Healthy Eating and Exercise.
If you have any concerns about managing your acne or other skin conditions please book an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner to review.