CONSENT TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH RELATIVES (including children aged 12 and above)

Did you know that children, from the age of 12, have a legal right to decide what happens with their data?

The Information Commissioner states:

"In Scotland, a person aged 12 or over is presumed to be of sufficient age and maturity to be able to exercise their data protection rights, unless the contrary is shown".

Please do not be offended if we ask to speak to your child before we discuss anything with you as we are just following the law.

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/children-and-the-gdpr/what-rights-do-children-have/ 

Due to confidentiality, we can only discuss results, medication etc with patients directly, unless we have their written permission to speak with a relative/third party.

If you are happy for us to discuss your health matters with specific relatives/ third parties, we ask that you complete one of our consent forms by printing one off from the link below or picking one up from Reception. Once completed, please return it to Reception and we will update your records to reflect your wishes.

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