Young People

South Street Medical Centre is committed to offering their patients the best possible care, and will safeguard the confidentiality of its patients clinical data at all times. This means that provided the patient is competent to consent (meaning that you are capable of understanding the possible consequences of any condition or treatment) we will not share anything you tell us with anyone else.

Doctors and nurses seeing young people for sexual health information, advice or treatment will ask you if you wish to inform a parent, carer or other trusted adult. However, if you do not wish to inform an adult, we will respect your wishes and still offer you treatment.

A doctor, nurse or other health professional may only break confidentiality if they think that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. However, they will not break confidentiality without informing you first.

This means that if you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for personal issues, sexual health information and advice, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), or information and referral for abortion we will see you, even if you are under 16, without having to inform your parents or carers.