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Parental responsibility

Parental responsibility refers to the rights and responsibilities that parents have in law for their child/young person, including the right to consent to medical treatment and access medical records.

Confidentiality - children and young people

The age of absolute consent is generally regarded as being 16 years, but even a child under age 12 may still be able to understand and make rudimentary decisions about how their personal information is used and shared.

Confidentiality - core principles

An overview of the core principles of patient confidentiality

GDPR - breach notifications

Explore the key points around breach notifications under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR - data protection impact assessments

Explore the key points around data protection impact assessments under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Complaints - core principles

It is a professional responsibility to listen, respond to and learn from comments, concerns and complaints from patients.

Prescribing for patients overseas

Patients who are overseas may contact their practice to request a prescription that can be obtained locally

Removal of patients from the practice list

There are a number of key steps to follow before removing a patient from your practice list

Consent - children

Once a young person reaches the age of 16 it is assumed they have the capacity to consent to their own treatment unless there is significant evidence to suggest otherwise.

Consent - assessing capacity in adults

There are specific legal frameworks in each jurisdiction of the UK to support the treatment of adult patients who lack capacity to consent for themselves