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. Young patients may wish to change the mobile contact number to their own at an age at which they are seen to be competent.