Chaperone Policy

We will always respect your privacy, dignity and your religious and cultural beliefs particularly when intimate examinations are advisable - these will only be carried out with your express agreement and you will be offered a chaperone to attend the examination if you so wish.

You should expect to be introduced to the chaperone but they are encouraged not to engage in further discussion unless directly asked. They will remain outside the curtain when undressing/dressing but stand by the head of the patient during any examination.

You may also request a chaperone when making the appointment or on arrival at the surgery (please let the receptionist know) or at any time during the consultation.