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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