We, as health professionals, are here to listen, not to tell.
We provide a confidential service to all our patients-including those under 16 years of age.
If there is something that you feel you need to tell your doctor, but cannot tell a parent or loved one, you must feel able to approach us for an appointment. It is only in exceptional circumstances, for example if your life or another's life is in danger, that we would breach confidentiality and discuss your case with a relevant other. Even in this situation, we would inform you what we were about to do, and preferably obtain your permission.
If in doubt. ASK.
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