We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. You may have a family member of friend present to provide support and comfort but they do not fulfil the role of chaperone.
Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. There are also certain procedures where for the clinician will want a chaperone present – these will include intimate examinations such as breast, rectal or prostate examinations.