Chaperone Policy

There are occasions when patients need to be examined by a doctor which may involve intimate examinations. The practice is committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible and if you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the doctor. It may not be possible for 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, hope that you would feel able to ask for a chaperone should you require one.