Chaperone Policy

We are totally committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times. The safety of everyone is of paramount importance to us.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure, where they feel one is required. This may be a formal chaperone i.e. a trained member of staff or you may prefer a family member or friend to be present.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment. This is so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible, we will endeavor to provide a formal chaperone at the time of the request. Occasionally, however, it may be necessary to re-schedule your appointment if a chaperone is not available. You or the clinician may also request a chaperone to be present during your consultation for intimate examinations etc.