Confidentiality - Teenagers
We will ensure that your confidentiality is maintained and respected at all times.
- The Doctor or Nurse will not share the information you give them with anyone else, provided we think you are ‘competent to consent’ to the treatment (competent to consent means that you are fully capable of understanding the treatment and any possible consequences).
- A Doctor or Nurse of other health professional may only break confidentiality if they think that your or someone else is at significant risk of harm. However, they will not break confidentiality without informing you first. This means that if you see a Doctor or Nurse at the Practice for personal issues, sexual health information and advice, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and more, even if you are under 16, they will NOT inform your parents or carers.