You can rest assured that anything you discuss with any member of the surgery staff, whether doctor, nurse or receptionist, will remain completely confidential.
If you are under 16, and you tell us that you would like your medical records to be confidential, no information will be given to anyone without your permission – this includes parents, other relatives, care workers or teachers. The only circumstances in which the practice would consider passing on information without your permission would be to protect either you or someone else from serious harm. In this situation we would always try to discuss this with you before any information is released.
Even if you are under 16, nothing will be said to anyone, including parents, other family members, care workers or teachers, without your permission. The only reason why we might want to consider passing on confidential information without your permission would be to protect either you or someone else from serious harm. In this situation, we would always try to discuss this with you first.
If you have any worries or queries about confidentiality, please ask a member of staff.