Young People's Health Special Interest Group

Welcome to the home page of the Young People's Health Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The YPHSIG aims to raise the profile of young people's health and promote the development of high quality health services for young people in the UK. We are an association of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and membership is open to paediatricians and other healthcare professionals working with young people. For further details on becoming a member of the Young People's Health Special Interest Group or to apply on line click here. For more information on our forthcoming conference see our events pages.

Latest News

  • Edie Moore Student Travel Scholarship for SAHM Washington 2016 The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is currently accepting applications for the Edie Moore Student Travel Scholarship.  This program offers a variety of students interested in pursuing a career ...
    Posted 4 Sep 2015, 07:46 by Damian Wood
  • Healthcare of the Future An article in the week's Lancet takes an interesting view of how healthcare will look in 2040. Young people who received their A-level results yesterday will be retiring ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2015, 02:23 by Damian Wood
  • Department of Health consults on You're Welcome The Department of Health You’re Welcome quality criteria lay out a set of non-mandatory standards for delivering young person friendly health services. They are designed to be used ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2015, 14:36 by Damian Wood
  • Adolescent Rheumatology Symposium 2014 - Friday 5 December 2014, London I am delighted to announce that the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCLH and GOSH will be hosting a one day Symposium on Adolescent Rheumatology in ...
    Posted 24 Nov 2014, 13:43 by Damian Wood
  • International Association of Adolescent Health Meeting - Lisboa, Portugal 2015 Dear Colleagues and Friends,It is my pleasure to announce that the congress website is already online: I would appreciate if you could disseminate it.Looking forward ...
    Posted 24 Nov 2014, 12:44 by Damian Wood
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Twitter Timeline @yphsig

Evidence Based Adolescent Health

  • Unment health needs in adolescence linked with poor adult health Dougal Hargreaves writing in this months Pediatrics highlights that young people who don't get the healthcare they need (for example, due to lack of yp-friendly services, poor health ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2015, 04:41 by Damian Wood
  • Adolescent In-patient Activity Dougal Hargreaves and Russell Viner writing in this month's Arch Dis Child report an analysis of Adolescent In-patient Activity using English Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). The study period ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2014, 12:49 by Damian Wood
  • Clinical trials of contraceptive agents in those under 16 years of age Joe Brierley and Vic Larcher explore the ethical, legal and practical challenges of involving young people under the age of 16 years in clinical trials of contraception.Arch Dis Child ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2014, 12:35 by Damian Wood
  • Depression: association between drug safety warning and suicidal behaviour amongst young people Christine Lu and colleagues writing in the BMJ examined changes in antidepressant use by young people and associated suicidal behaviour after drug safety warnings and media coverage in the ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2014, 13:52 by Damian Wood
  • Health promotion: risk of indoor tanning and early onset basal cell carcinoma In the July edition of Pediatrics Margaret R. Karagas and colleagues report a case control study of over 657 cases of early onset basal cell carcinoma (<50yrs of age) and ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2014, 13:36 by Damian Wood
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Current Consultations on Clinical Standards

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Not Just a Phase
The Guide to the Participation of Children and Young People in Health Services produced by the YPHSIG and the RCPCH is now available to download.
The guide can be downloaded as a .pdf file for free - just visit our participation section. The guide is also available to download and view on the RCPCH website. Printed copies are be available for purchase from the RCPCH.


YPHSIG Newsletter

  • August 2014.pdf   418k - 8 Aug 2014, 01:40 by Damian Wood (v1)
  • July 2014.pdf   326k - 8 Aug 2014, 01:39 by Damian Wood (v1)
  • June 2014.pdf   332k - 17 Jun 2014, 09:01 by Damian Wood (v1)
  • May 2014.pdf   335k - 17 Jun 2014, 09:01 by Damian Wood (v1)
  • April 2014.pdf   119k - 17 Jun 2014, 09:00 by Damian Wood (v1)
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