The practice is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment where patients and staff are confident that best practice is being followed.
Patients are entitled to ask for a chaperone for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel they prefer to have a chaperone. The practice will endeavour to provide a formally trained chaperone upon request, however it would be helpful if chaperones are requested when requesting an appointment. This will help us to reschedule appointments in order to meet this need.
A doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.