Seeing the GP: Advice and tips for young people

Young people’s rights when seeing the GP

Everyone has rights when seeing the GP, which include confidentiality (privacy) and being seen on their own if they want.
Young people’s rights also include:

•    giving consent to treatment and being given the information to make choices
•    equal treatment regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or disability
•    being able to take someone with them (including a friend)
•    giving feedback or making a complaint

Here’s a summary of young people’s rights from the NHS Youth Forum.


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