All patients regardless of age are entitled to the same rights to confidentiality.
Confidentiality means not sharing information about people without their knowledge and agreement, and ensuring that written and electronic information cannot be accessed or read by people who have no reason to see it.
We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16’s. This means we won’t tell anyone else about your visit without your permission (sometimes called consent). The only time we would ever share information without your consent is if you or someone else could be in danger. We would always talk to you about this first.
Personal information will only be passed on by a health professional to other health professionals in the interests of your health.