Self-consent for young people

Details about young people who want to make their own health choices.

Under what circumstances can a young person consent to medical assessment, care or treatment?

Informed consent is when a patient voluntarily agrees to a proposed medical intervention or treatment after being reasonably informed about said intervention or treatment.

Things you need to know as a parent, carer or young person who wants to make their own health choices can be found in these two informative clips:

Informed Consent (

Guide to Gillick Competency Guidelines for Young People (

The HPV vaccine helps protect against cancers caused by HPV. Find out more in the HPV vaccination video.

The School Aged immunisation Team (SAIS) will be visiting schools in Nottinghamshire this term to offer the HPV vaccinations. Look out for catch up clinics during the holidays if you/your child misses this vaccination or if you/your child is home educated.