Welcome to the home page of the Young People's Health Special Interest Group an association of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK.

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.

YPHSIG Conference 2022

Adolescent health re-coming of age: re-calibrating and moving forward the global health agenda for young people

RCPCH and the Young Person's Health Special Interest Group (YPHSIG) are delighted to be partnering to deliver the eagerly awaited 2022 Adolescent conference. Join us for this two-day event in Birmingham this November.

Date: 9 - 10 November 2022

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, United Kingdom

Adolescent Health Trainee Forum

Free online event - 13th October 2022

The Young Person's Health Special Interest Group (YPHSIG) trainees are hosting an online event

Date: 13th October 2022 from 7.30 to 8.30 pm

Student Essay Prize 2022

The winner of the YPHSIG Student Essay prize 2022 is Barbara Chow, a fourth-year medical student at King’s College London with a keen interest in Paediatrics and critical care.

Her essay What impact can chronic illness have on adolescent development and how can adolescent development effect chronic illness?” impressed our panel of judges with its clearly presented ideas and consideration of the biopsychosocial model.

You can read her full essay below.

Congratulations also to runners up: Rebecca Nock (University of Sheffield) and Daniella Bae (Imperial College London) who both showed great insight in their reflections on young people's healthcare.

AYPH: Key Data on Young People 2021

The 2021 edition of the Association of Young People's Health (www.ayph.org.uk) Key Data on Young People is being published as a website as well as a summary report for the first time. Supported by the Health Foundation, the new Youth Health Data Hub will help you find useful up to date national data about young people’s health to use in your day to day work in an accessible way, as well as links to other resources and sources of local data to help you understand more about the key issues facing your area. The data hub also includes data for classroom teaching to inform health education teaching for secondary school students, and young people’s perspectives on health topics.

Read more at www.ayph.org.uk


Paediatrics 2040

This report was initiated in 2018 by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, looking to guide their vision of how to achieve a healthier future for children and young people.

Joint Statement on Virtual Consultations

The YPHSIG have written a joint statement about virtual consultations with the AYPH and Adolescent Health Group for RCGP, endorsed by the RCPCH and RCGP.


UPDATE - The HEADSSS app is currently down as we have met a significant increase in publishing costs. We are currently exploring ways forward to ensure YPHSIG members get the best deal.

The YPHSIG has developed an app which includes an aide memoire for the HEEADSSS adolescent psychosoclal assessment .

Adolescent Health Programme

E-learning modules free to NHS staff and UK medical students

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Training in Adolescent Health

An association of the RCPCH

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Evidence Based Adolescent Health

Clinical and Other Resources