Here to Listen, not to tell
Coming to the doctor can be difficult. We provide a confidential service to all our patients including under 16s. This means that you can tell others about your visit but we won't. The only reason we may have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from very serious harm. We would always try and discuss this with you first.
We are happy to see young people both with and without their parents, when appropriate.
Other National Health Services: Should you prefer not to speak to staff here, listed below are other direct NHS contacts that may be helpful:
|NHS Direct||www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk||0845 46 47|
|Portsmouth GUM||www.porthosp.nhs.uk/gumed.html||(023) 9286 6796|
Access to Alternative Services: Our clinical staff will always try to provide high quality care linked to sound advice. Other helpful resources available to young adults include:
|Young person advisory service||www.connexions-direct.com|
|Local general health advice||www.areyousorted.co.uk|
|National advice on health issues||www.teenlifecheck.co.uk|
|Advice service on drink and drugs||www.drinkanddrugs.net|
|National advice on drugs||www.talktofrank.com|
|Sexual health advice||www.haveyougotit.nhs.uk|
|Human papillomavirus (HPV)||www.patient.co.uk/health/HPV-Immunisation.htm|