At the GUM clinic you will be dealt with by friendly non-judgemental staff, professionally trained in all sexual health problems.
Confidentiality is a fundamental component to the running of the clinic. Staff must adhere to strict laws regarding the use, sharing and transfer of patient-identifiable information, so any personal information you provide to the clinic cannot be accessed by any healthcare professional except GUM staff and will be held in the strictest confidence.
The only reason why the clinic might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from very serious harm but staff would always aim to discuss this with you first.
If you have any worries about confidentiality please ask a member of staff in the GUM clinic:
Causeway Hospital- 028 7034 6028
Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast- 028 9063 4050/4054
Sexual Health Promotion Officer- 028 2563 5575
Page last updated:08 February 2013