Chaperone Policy




There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a doctor/nurse which might involve intimate examinations

The surgery 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/nurse.

It may not be possible for such a chaperone to be provided immediately and you might have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.

Trust is important in the relationship between GP/Nurses and patients, we would at all times, wish you to feel able to ask for a chaperone, should you require it. 

image depicting a chaperone