We are happy to see and treat patients under 16 without their parents permission if we are satisfied they are able to understand the consequences. This practice believes everyone has the right to confidentiality, whatever their age. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as if someone is in physical danger, would we possibly pass on information to a third party, and then, only after discussion with the patient.
If you are a young person in need of help or advice and don't know where else to turn, please visit the SAVVY Kernow website - lots of help is available if you just know where to look.
Port View surgery offers the C-Card scheme and is a SAVVY level 2 service - we are supportive of young people and aim to provide a safe and easily accessible service.