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.
- 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
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.
Some other places you can contact for your health care in Tower Hamlets:
Safe East Sexual Health and Substance Misuse support
Call: 020 3954 0091
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.