This is a completely confidential service. Even if you are under 16, the doctors and nurses still have to keep anything you tell them private, just as they would for an adult. We will not discuss any information about you with anyone else, unless you ask us to, except in very exceptional circumstances – if you, or another’s safety is at risk. In these circumstances, we will keep you fully informed.
Confidentiality and Medical Records
Any person given access to your records will be subject to a duty of confidentiality. You have a right to object to disclosure.
When referring you to other healthcare workers the doctors will make available to them details of your medical history. The doctor will respect the wishes of any patient who objects to particular information being shared with others providing care, except where this would put others at risk of serious harm.
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
Model Publication Scheme - further information