There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a doctor which might involve intimate examinations.  We are committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible and if you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination, please ask the Receptionist when booking your appointment or your doctor.

A chaperone is designed to protect both patients and staff from abuse or allegation of abuse and to assist patients to make an informed choice about their examinations and consultation.  It may not be possible for a chaperone to be provided immediately and you might have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.

Reviewed:  26/0382023

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