NHS PrEP trial

All Northern Sexual Health sites have now gone live for recruitment into the Impact PrEP trial. Please note there are limited places available for the service and dedicated waiting lists already in place across the sites. To be added to the waiting list or to find out if there are likely to still be places available please contact the following numbers. Hathersage : 0161 701 1504 Stockport : 0161 204 5884 Tameside : 0161 342 7101 Trafford : 0161 241 7582 Withington : 0161 217 3318 Please note due to longstanding overwhelming demand, places can not be guaranteed onto this trial. Please bear with staff as they try to get recruitment for the trial off the ground.

Confidentiality

Our services are confidential. This means we won’t tell anyone (your parents, carers, school, friends, partner, police, GP etc.) about your visit. Sometimes we might need to share some information about you if we are worried that you or someone else is at risk of being harmed. If we needed to do this, we would always try and discuss it with you first.

Are there any circumstances where you would break my confidentiality?

There are some exceptional circumstances where confidentiality would be broken. Information in exceptional circumstances can be shared if:

  • It is required by law
  • It is felt to be in your or the public’s best interest i.e. child or adult safeguarding concerns
  • it could prevent a serious crime e.g. terrorism

Your consultation will be kept confidential. Your notes are separate to your general medical records, and any tests we do are sent off using a number rather than a name. 

Any information that you provide will be stored safely and securely.

Your contact details

We may occasionally need to contact you about your treatment. Please tell the clinic's reception or nurses how you would prefer to be contacted (a mobile number is fine) and keep us informed about any changes to your address or telephone number. The reception staff will check this on each visit to ensure we have your records up to date and improve how we communicate with you about your care.

Your electronic record

Your information is mainly kept in an electronic system. Like other NHS organisations, we use sophisticated and robust firewalls. The firewalls of our electronic system are regularly updated.

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