Consent for a non-intimate examination, such as taking blood pressure, is generally implied. This means permission will not be sought. Consent for an intimate examination requires expressed (verbal) consent. This means permission will be sought.
Consent for a minor operation requires written consent. You will be counselled so that informed consent is obtained. For more information please view our Consent Leaflet.
Consent for Children’s Treatment (Under the Age of 16)
Where it is considered appropriate by parents, or where an adolescent does not wish the presence of an adult, a child may give the legal consent to their own treatment. Under these circumstances, the clinician must be satisfied that the child has a full understanding of the advice and treatment being provided.
At 14 years of age the surgery disables parent’s access to the Systmonline account unless further consent is given in case a child wants contact the surgery anonymously. At 14 years of age the surgery disables children’s automatic text reminders unless further consent is given in case a child wants to contact the surgery anonymously.