Young People

We are committed to offering our patients the best possible care and will safeguard the confidentiality of our patients’ clinical data at all times. This means that provided the patient is competent to consent (meaning that you are capable of understanding the possible consequences of any condition or treatment) we will not share anything you tell us with anyone else.

Doctors and nurses seeing young people for sexual health information, advice or treatment will ask you if you wish to inform a parent, carer or other trusted adult. However, if you do not wish to inform an adult, we will respect your wishes and still offer you treatment.

A doctor, nurse or another health professional may only break confidentiality if they think that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. However, they will not break confidentiality without informing you first.

Young people with sexual health concerns can use the SHHOUT! Service via their website (www.shharingey.co.uk/4yp.php).

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