Are 11 or over? - Know your Rights!

Did you know that the way you can get health care
will start changing.

This includes how you can:

Get appointments with a health professional. 

Someone who is paid to look after your health – like a doctor, nurse or therapist.

Get a repeat prescription.

A letter from the doctor saying you need more of the medicine you had before.

See your medical records

What the health professional writes about you.

Health care is private.

You decide:

  • If you want, your parent or carer can still come with you to appointments.
  • You can also talk to us without anyone else knowing.
  • It is important that adults in your life know that this is OK.

Contacting each other – you and your GP

Check the letter from your GP to find:

  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Website

Contact them to find out more about making your own appointments.


We need to check with you how you want to be contacted and will ask you at your next appointment.

More information

This leaflet tells you more about your rights in healthcare

Click here to read it

Here is a great website.

It tells you more about your rights in healthcare and how to see a doctor:

Some other places you can contact for your health care in Tower Hamlets:

Health Spot

A young people’s GP Clinic in Spotlight. See a Doctor or specialist Nurse for free.

Contact Treaser:

Call: 07734 346 127

Safe East Sexual Health and Substance Misuse support

Call: 020 3954 0091


Barnado’s Young People’s Mental Health support / counselling

Call: 0203 988 4706


Kooth Online Counselling and Support

CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Call: 0207 426 2375

24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line

Call: 0800 073 003

The NHS App

From the age of 13 you can use the NHS APP to manage appointments and order repeat prescriptions.