This practice is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment and strives to achieve good practice at all times.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during any consultation, examination or procedure. Clinicians at this practice will advise patients that a chaperone is necessary during any intimate examination; this is to safeguard themselves and you, the patient.
Where a chaperone is not available, the clinician will ask you to arrange another appointment and request the presence of a chaperone at the time of booking.
We only use clinical staff as chaperones as they have had the appropriate training and have knowledge of the examination or procedure you may be undergoing.
Family and friends are not permitted to act as chaperones as they’re not impartial and don’t have the knowledge required, nor the necessary training.
If you have any questions, please speak to the reception staff who will direct you to an appropriate member of the team.