Health Question

Can I speak to a GP about someone else's health?

If you have consent, you can speak about a friend or relative's health with their Doctor.

If you do not have consent

You can raise concerns about a friend or relative's health with their Doctor without their consent, but because of patient confidentiality, the Doctor will not be able to discuss any details.

Getting information and advice

If you're concerned about a friend or relative's health, there are many ways for you to get information and advice.

You could talk to your friend or relative directly if you wish to discuss their condition or treatment. Tell them about your concerns about their health, and offer help and support.

Sometimes it can be difficult for someone to see or admit they have a health problem – for example, if they have a drink or drug problem.