Everyone including those under 16 years have the right to private and confidential advice about their health and wellbeing.
When you make an appointment you don’t have to tell the receptionist what the reason is.
A carer, partner or friend can attend the appointment with you if you want support.
If you are under 16 years you will be asked some questions to ensure that you fully understand about the treatment and choices you are offered.
The only reason why a doctor might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. However the doctor will discuss this with you first.