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Adolescent Health

The Adolescent Health Community is a virtual network of individuals with an interest in this area of practice.

The purpose is to promote the care, mental and physical well being of adolescents by:

  • maintaining a body of expertise as a resource for the profession
  • providing peer support
  • continuing education
  • facilitating a dialogue between the Royal College of Nursing and  members for the purpose of consultation and working on pertinent child health issues of the day.

Our objectives:

  • To continue to actively maintain our community and its function
  • To promote a high standard of care for adolescent patients
  • To raise the profile of adolescent nursing


  • Association for Young People’s Health (2019) Key data on adolescence  
  • Adolescent Health project – Useful e learning about all aspects of adolescent health supported by the Royal Colleges.
  • Royal College of Nursing (2013) Adolescence Boundaries and Connections – An RCN guide for working with young people

To get involved please contact the community lead, Nina Heighington

Page last updated - 29/11/2019