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16 and Under
You have no right to choose your own GP and must be registered by a parent or guardian.
You have the right to a confidential consultation with a Doctor or Nurse, provided you make it clear that you do not want your parents to be told. However, depending on the circumstances your doctor may advise you to discuss the matter with a parent or guardian.
16 and 17
You can choose your own GP
You have the right to a confidential consultation with a doctor, provided you make it clear that you do not want your parents to be told.
You can give your own consent to medical treatment provided you fully understand what is involved. If a doctor decides that you don't fully understand what is involved and the consequences of that decision, your parents can give consent on your behalf.
Conversations that you have with us are confidential, that means we do not discuss them with other people.
You can see a Doctor or Nurse without your parent, guardian or
and we are happy for you to bring a friend you can trust with you to the Consultation to discuss your concerns.
18 and Over
Legally you’re an adult and your parents don’t have to give permission for any type of treatment
Your parents are not able to discuss your records or medical conditions with the doctor unless they have