Sexual health clinics, contraception clinics, and GP surgeries provide a confidential service. This means they will keep your information private. This applies even if you are under 16.

Confidentiality may only be broken in exceptional circumstances, like when a doctor or health worker thinks you or others might be in serious danger. In cases like this they might feel there is a need to pass information on, but even if they do, they must talk to you first before they tell anyone else. The only exception is if there is an extreme situation where they didn’t feel able to speak to the person first before sharing information.

Your sexual health records

The way we store sexual health information is changing, find out more information.