shadow

 

MISCELLANEOUS

corner

Teenagers

Confidentiality

Many parents and young people do talk about health care problems together, but many do find it very difficult, especially when this may be of a personal nature such as contraception or sexual health, depression or drug problems. Asking your doctor for help and advice can be very reassuring, and can help relieve the stress you may be feeling in thinking about such issues.

You are very welcome to bring a friend, parent or partner with you to your appointment for support.

Even if you are under 16 years of age, information about you remains confidential, just as it would for an adult. If you seek advice for any problem, from a common complaint to something more personal, your doctor or nurse will not tell anyone else what has been discussed.

Exceptions
 
In exceptional circumstances, the doctor may believe that keeping a secret puts either you as the patient or someone else at risk of harm, for example, if he/she suspects you were being seriously hurt in some way and may wish to involve other Health Care Professionals in helping you. Of course, this would not be passed on without first discussing this option with you.

Sexual Health

The surgery provides contraception and sexual health services. These services are also provided at the following places;

  • Riverside Health Centre (James St West, near Sainsburys) run a young persons  clinic on Fridays 3pm to 5pm & Saturdays 11am-1pm. No appointment needed
  • RUH Sexual Health Clinic for treating and testing for sexually transmitted infections Tel: 01225 824617
  • NHS Walk-in Centre can help with emergency contraception. Tel: 01225 447695
  • Keynsham Family planning Centre, Keynsham  Tel: 0117 9862423
  • Tower Hill Family Planning Centre, Bristol  Tel: 0117 927 6781
  • Milne Sexual Health Clinic Tel: 0117 9282580 (for appointments), 0117 9283011 (for advice)

Information and Advice

In addition to services at the Surgery 'Off the Record' is a free service providing confidential information, advice and counselling for young people aged 12-25 years.
Email:  office@offtherecord-banes.co.uk
Tel: 0800 389 5551
Helpline:  0808 80 10 724
Website: www.offtherecord-banes.co.uk

Also please see our teenager section on the useful websites page.

 

Go back to the top of the page

 

 

  corner
shadow

HOME | PRACTICE TEAM | CLINICS/SERVICES | SELF HELP | HOW DO I ? | TRAINING | MISCELLANEOUS

Shadow