If you feel you would like a chaperone present at your consultation please inform the receptionist who will be happy to arrange this for you.

This practice is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment and to putting patients at ease wherever possible and strives to achieve good practice at all times. All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during any consultation, examination or procedure. Clinicians at this practice will advise patients that a chaperone is necessary during any intimate examination; this is to safeguard both the clinician and you, the patient.

Where a chaperone is not available, the clinician will ask you to make an appointment and request the presence of a chaperone at the time of booking.

Staff members have received appropriate training to act as chaperones and a DBS check.

Family and friends are not permitted to act as chaperones as they do not have the knowledge required, nor do they have the necessary training.