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
Department of Health
HC (86)1, HC (FP)(86)1, LAC (86)3
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.