A patient has a right to request that a Chaperone is present during any type of “intimate” examination. A Doctor may also feel that the use of a Chaperone is appropriate. The surgery has trained members of staff to perform this role in accordance with best practice guidelines. Please advise the staff at the time of booking if possible that a Chaperone will be required. Otherwise, they can still be provided on the day.
If you have any questions or concerns about intimate examinations or chaperoning, please do not hesitate to ask.