There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a doctor which might require and impartial observer (a “Chaperone”).
This practice is committed to putting patients at ease wherever possible. If you feel that you would like a chaperone present at your examination please inform the doctor or nurse who would be happy to arrange one for you.
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 a mutually convenient time. You are also able to decline an examination or choose a different chaperone.
Trust is important in the relationship between GP and patient and we would, at all times, wish you to feel able to ask for a chaperone should you require it.