Chaperones

We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment, where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times. All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination, or procedure where they feel one is required. A chaperone can be requested both by the patient or the GP.

The chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions you may prefer a formal chaperone present, such as a member of staff. If you would like a chaperone for an examination, please let the doctor or nurse know, so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way.

Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. However, occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.

Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our chaperone policy. If you would like to see a copy of our chaperone policy or have any questions or comments regarding this, please contact the practice manager.