Children and Young People’s Online Access

It is difficult to say at what age the 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 for online services.

The procedure for access is the same as per other patients and the form is to be used.