NHS Tayside staff may ask personal and sensitive questions so that they can manage your care effectively during your visit. Staff are not there to judge you. Anything you say will be kept confidential, unless you are being referred to another service with your permission, or in very rare situations if the staff need to share information for your own protection. What you tell our staff isn’t going to shock or embarrass them, but you need to be honest so that they know how best to treat, support or advise you.
We use a computer system just for sexual health clinics in Scotland Called ‘Nash’. You will be asked to complete a registration form so we can create an electronic record using your personal details. Nash can only be accessed by staff working within Sexual health services across Scotland who have a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Only staff directly involved in your care are allowed to access your information.
We rarely share information without your consent but may do so in the following circumstances; where there is a legal requirement (for example if you have an infection that could put others at risk e.g. Meningitis, where a child or vulnerable adult may be in need of protection or at risk of harm, to aid the police in the prevention or detection of a serious crime.
We would make every attempt to contact you to tell you what information had been disclosed and to whom.