As a young person you have the right to….
- Be seen alone or have a friend, family member or member of staff go into the appointment with you.
- Speak to the staff, doctors and nurses confidentially.
- Choose who you see for your appointment, including whether they are male or female.
- Be listened to and treated with respect.
- Have things explained in a way you understand.
- Give your opinion and ask questions.
You have a right to a confidential appointment at this health service. This means that you can talk to the doctor, nurse, receptionist or any other staff without a fear that they might tell someone else.
Sometimes confidentiality has to be broken. This will only happen if the person you speak to thinks that you might be in danger. In this case, the person you have spoken to will try very hard to make sure they can speak to you about this first so that you know confidentiality will be broken and why.
If you would like more information about confidentiality and why it would be broken please ask a member of staff or your doctor or nurse when you go into your appointment.
A copy of “know your rights” leaflet is available to download.