The practice prides itself in maintaining professional standards. For certain examinations during consultations an impartial observer (a “Chaperone”) will be required.
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 at 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.