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Confidentiality

Confidentiality

We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16s.

No other hospital department or organisation has access to your clinic notes for our service. No information about your attendance at Embrace will be passed on to anyone outside of the service (like your parents, current or past sexual partners, teachers, your GP, social worker) without you knowing about it and agreeing to it.  

    

Limitations to confidentiality
The only time we may need to discuss your attendance with other care providers outside of the clinic is if we believe that you may be at risk of harm to yourself, or to others. In such circumstances we would always do our very best to talk to you first about why we feel that this is necessary.  


What if I am under 16?
Special guidelines exist called the Fraser Guidelines which allow Health Professionals to prescribe contraception and other medication to young people between 13 and 15 years of age without telling their parents or carers. The guidelines are also used to allow young people’s workers to give advice and information on sexual health, to give out condoms and to carry out pregnancy tests.