It is our policy to offer a chaperone to all patients, both male and female, when an intimate examination is required. Whenever possible the chaperone will be a health professional but there may be occasions when it is necessary to use other staff members. Where a chaperone is required the clinician will discuss this with the patient prior to examination.
Our chaperone policy adheres to current General Medical Council (GMC) guidelines and is designed to protect both patients and staff. This enables patients in making an informed choice about their consultation and examination.
A patient may request a chaperone at any time during a consultation and also at the time of booking the appointment.
Patients wishing to see a copy of our chaperone policy are asked to contact our Deputy Practice Manager.