Young people who have experienced cancer tell us that they often do not have a General Practitioner (GP) with whom they feel comfortable and some are unsure what the role of a GP is and how they may be of help.

Yet research demonstrates the importance of having a team of trusted health care professionals involved in a young person’s care, a key member of which is a GP. 

Getting to Grips with General Practice: A guide to general practice for young people 15 to 25 years old who have had a diagnosis of cancer has been developed by young people and informed by research and clinical experience. It aims to help young people understand the importance of having a GP and provides information on what GPs can provide, how they work and how best young people can access GPs to enhance their overall health and wellbeing during cancer treatment and beyond.