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Best practice guidance for doctors and other health professionals on the provision of advice and treatment to young people under 16 on contraception, sexual and reproductive health

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    29 July 2004
  • Primary audience:
    Professionals
  • Publication format:
    Electronic only
  • Pages:
    5
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This revised guidance replaces HC (86)1/HC (FP) (86)1/LAC (86)3 which is now cancelled. Doctors and health professionals have a duty of care and a duty of confidentiality to all patients, including under 16s. This guidance applies to the provision of advice and treatment on contraception, sexual and reproductive health, including abortion.

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