We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including those under 16. Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. Anything you say to any member of our team will remain confidential and not be passed on to any one else, others of that team – including other family members, parents or carers – without your permission.

There are times when we may need to pass on information about you to other people such as other health professionals, social services, the Primary Care Trust or the Health Authority. This is always done confidentially or by removing your identifying details when they are not essential.