All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure with a healthcare professional where they feel that one is required. The chaperone can be a friend or a relative. On occasions, you may prefer to have a formal chaperone present, for example a trained member of staff (usually a nurse or health care assistant).
Wherever possible we would ask that you make this request when you book your appointment so that arrangements can be made in advance. Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request.
The healthcare professional may also request a chaperone to be present for certain consultations, and this will be in accordance with our chaperone policy.
If you would like to see a copy of our chaperone policy or have any questions or comments please contact any member of our staff.