Chaperone Policy

There are occasions when patients need to be examined by a doctor which may involve intimate examinations.

This practice is committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible, and if you wish a trained chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the doctor.

It may not be possible for such a chaperone to be provided immediately and you may have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.

Trust is important in the relationship between general practitioner and patient and we would, at all times, wish you to feel able to ask for a chaperone, should you require it.