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Charity is set up to improve adolescents’ health care

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39486.415972.DB (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:353
  1. Henry Creagh
  1. 1London

    Doctors in England are being urged to join a newly launched association that aims to improve the health care of adolescents and listen to the needs of young people.

    A survey commissioned by the association to coincide with its launch has shown that although health professionals may be concerned about adolescents’ use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco young people themselves are more worried about body odour, self esteem, and acne.

    The Association for Young People’s Health (www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk) has been formed to bring together organisations and professionals who work with young people across health, education, and social services.

    At the association’s launch last week the minister for public health, Dawn Primarolo, announced £27m (€36m; $53m) funding …

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