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Confidentiality

Your confidentiality is very important to us.

The information that you share will remain confidential within Unity.

However, this may not apply if we become concerned about your safety or the safety of another person.  If we need to share information with another service for this reason then we will make every attempt to discuss this with you.

If you need to be referred to a different service outside of Unity, or if your GP needs to know about your care, then we will ask for your permission first.

What is confidentiality?

Confidential means that we consider everything that you talk to us about is private.

As part of its duty of care, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is committed to protecting patients’ confidentiality.

Only staff that work in Unity Sexual Health can access your records with us.

Do we share information?

We do not normally share any information with your GP or any other department in the hospital.

If as part of your treatment you need to be referred to a different hospital department or your GP needs to know about your care we will always ask for your permission first.

Test results are not shared with your GP (with the exception of smear tests) .

However, this may not apply if we become concerned about your safety or the safety of another person.  If we need to share information with another service for this reason then we will make every attempt to discuss this with you.

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