Can I decide on my partner’s behalf?

The information from your partner’s records is very important for us as this will give us a much better understanding of your family circumstances. This is, however, their personal decision.

If they are not available, when the interviewer visits, we will leave them an envelope, including a letter and an information leaflet, which explain the ‘adding other information’ request, and what happens if they decide to give their permission, as well as a consent form for them to complete and give to the nurse (if you have agreed to a nurse visit) or post back to us.