We aim to offer services which are ‘teenage-friendly’. In summary, this means that:
- We welcome teenagers and aim to put them at ease when they come to the practice
- We can assure teenagers that confidentiality will be maintained if aged 12-16, and they ask to keep details of their consultations confidential or if they consult us about potentially sensitive issues
- Teenagers are welcome to see a Doctor on their own if they wish and are aged 12-16. We would however advise them to come with an adult where possible.
Sexual health advice is available, as is advice on other issues such as depression, drugs, alcohol and self-harm and we can advise teenagers about emergency contraception if required.
We provide a confidential service to all young people even if your under 16. This means the information you share with us will go no further without your permission.
The only time we might have to consider sharing confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from serious risk or harm, should this happen you will be informed.
Join our Patient Reference Group – we are looking for young people to become members of our Patient Reference Group. It would be great if you could make our meetings, but if not we would like to be able to contact you by email. Your ideas and feedback will help us to develop appropriate services for Young People. If you are interested please go to the Join our Patient Participation Group page and complete the Patient Group Sign Up form Online.