There are occasions when patients need to be examined by a doctor which may involve intimate examinations. It is sometimes necessary for another person to be present at these times to safeguard the doctor and the patient. This person is called a chaperone.
A doctor will usually suggest a chaperone for these examinations, although you may choose to decline. At any time, if you wish a chaperone to be present, please do not hesitate to ask the doctor or nurse. It may not be possible for a chaperone to be provided immediately and if this is the case you may have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.
All our Reception staff are trained Chaperones.
If you would like a Chaperone one will be arranged for you.