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Online Access and Contact Details for Teenagers

It is difficult to say at what age a child will become competent to make autonomous decisions regarding their healthcare as between the ages of 11-16 this varies from person to person. In accordance with Article 8 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Part 2, Chapter 2, paragraph 9 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), from the age of 13, young people are able to provide their own consent and will be able to register themselves for online services.

Online Access will therefore automatically become disabled when a child turns 13 years old. When this happens, the 13 year old may re-sign up to Online Services should they wish to by signing an Online Access Registration form.

We may also remove parent’s/guardian’s contact details from 13 year old’s records so that reminders about appointments and other messages about their healthcare only come to them. 13 year olds can complete and sign a “Change of Details” form to provide us with your contact details.

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