All aspects of consultations and treatments at the surgery are confidential. Patients can be assured that all staff have a legal duty of confidence and are fully trained in this aspect. This applies whether you are over or under 16. If you are under 16 you may attend an appointment with the doctor or nurse without your parent or guardian if you wish. You may be reassured that your consultation will “go no further”. If you are under 16 there may be times when the doctor or nurse will encourage you to discuss your visit to the surgery with your parent or guardian.
Patients are reminded that on registration at BRS as a baby the mobile number of their parent/carer will be on their medical record. Patients aged 16 may wish at that age to change the mobile contact number to their own.
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme which the practice adopted by the required deadline of 1st January 2009.
Model Publication Scheme - further information