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Health appointments

 Your young person should learn how to make a NHS health appointment.

Doctor or General Practitioner (GP)

Many GPs offer multiple ways to make an appointment. Your young person can go into the doctor's surgery and talk to the receptionist, or might use an online system. 

Information on GP online services

Easy read guides on GP online services

Dentist 

How to make an appointment depends on the individual dentist practice.

Find a NHS dentist.

Optician

How to make an appointment depends on the individual optician service.

Find an optician.

Sexual health services

How to make an appointment depends on the individual sexual health service.

Find sexual health services.

Ways to remember appointments

  • Use a calendar, wall charts or set a mobile phone reminder
  • You and your young person could share access to online calendars, such as the Carers UK Jointly app, or Google calendar

Easy read health and appointment cards available from Easyhealth.org.uk website.

Help your young person prepare for appointments

Sometimes it is easier for a young person to go to a medical appointment if they know what to expect. 

You can find helpful videos in the Local Offer for children and young people.

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