Young people and confidentiality

We always consider the confidentiality of our patients as a priority.  This includes young patients.  If you are over 16 and want to discuss a medical problem or service with us, we will not inform any other person.  You will be treated as an adult.  Even if you have not yet reached 16 we will treat you with respect and in confidence.

The only exceptions would be if you have a condition that is infectious and that may be a danger to those close to you or if you tell us about any abuse or mistreatment to yourself or another person.  In those instances we will talk through the options with you before taking any action.

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