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 Genito Urinary Medicine involves:

All treatment and assessment is free and confidential

The staff at GUM are well aware of how embarrassing it can feel to come to the department and are specially trained to give you care and attention of the highest quality.

We consider it vital that you are treated with dignity and respect and do our utmost to meet your individual needs with sensitivity.

 

We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including 13 to 16's.

 

  • Your clinic notes are used solely by the GUM clinic. No other hospital departments have access to them.
  • All information, including test results, remain confidential within the clinic and information is not passed on to anyone else. This includes your GP and any past or present sexual partners.

However, if your GP has referred you to the clinic with a referral letter, we will write back to your GP to let him or her know the outcome of your attendance

 

under 16 years of age?

Limitations to confidentiality

  • The only time we may need to discuss your attendance with other care providers outside of the clinic is if we believe that you may be at risk of harm to yourself, or to others. In such circumstances we would always do our very best to talk to you first about why we feel that this is necessary.

 The safety and wellbeing of our patients is always our top priority.

Who can use GUM clinics?

Anybody can go to a GUM clinic,

You can self-refer to a GUM clinic.

You do not need to see your GP for a referral letter or appointment to be made. You can either ring direct to the department for an appointment or come to one of the walk-in clinics to see the nurse and/or doctor.

 

Contact Us

For appointments at:

St Peter’s Centre GUM (Burnley)

Barbara Castle Way Health Care Centre (Blackburn)

Everybody Centre (under 25’s) BCW (Blackburn)

Acorn Centre Accrington

Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre

Please call the Appointment Booking Line 01282 805969.