Improving the Cancer Journey

People affected by cancer in East Lothian now have access to a new service that can offer emotional, practical and financial advice and support.

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Teenage Friendly

We aim to offer services which are ‘teenage-friendly’. In summary, this means that:

  • We welcome teenagers and aim to put them at ease when they come to the practice
  • We can assure teenagers that confidentiality will be maintained if aged 12-16, and they ask to keep details of their consultations confidential or if they consult us about potentially sensitive issues
  • Teenagers are welcome to see a Doctor on their own if they wish and are aged 12-16. We would however advise them to come with an adult where possible
  • If you are under 12, you may still be able to make decisions about your health care information but the doctor must believe that you understand enough to do this.

Sexual health advice is available, as is advice on other issues such as depression, drugs, alcohol and self-harm and we can advise teenagers about emergency contraception if required.

Confidentiality a guide for young people under 16 in Scotland