Last Updated: September 18, 2014

Confidentiality

Everyone including under 16’s have a right to private and confidential advice about their health. Appointments with health workers including doctors and nurses will be private and what you discuss with them is kept confidential, unless you allow them to tell someone else. This includes receptionists who can’t say that they saw you to other people without your permission.

However, if you were to tell a service something that made them feel concerned about you or someone else, then they must consider passing on confidential information about you to another service or professional in order to protect you and keep you safe. They’ll always try and discuss this with you first.

Always try to talk to a parent/carer for support first. Don’t forget you can take a friend or a relative with you.

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