Contact between patients and health professionals is confidential. We encourage those under sixteen to discuss health issues with parents, but respect their wishes if, after discussion, they still wish to retain confidentiality.
In situations where we are both an individual patient’s doctor and health advisor to their employer, school or college, our first duty of confidentiality is to our patient.
Anonymised or patient identifiable information may be disclosed for the purpose of the provision of care and treatment and the management of NHS healthcare services.
This practice complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.