Our Practice is 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.
We appreciate that patients may be anxious about attending consultations or having examinations or investigations. Patients may find ‘intimate examinations’ (eg, breasts, genitalia or rectum) make them feel particularly vulnerable.
Chaperoning is the process of having a third person present during such consultations to provide support, both emotional and sometimes physical, to the patient, to provide practical support to the Doctor as required, and also to protect the Doctor against allegations of improper behaviour during such consultations.
Please refer to our Chaperone Policy shown below for further information