chaperone

The Health care complex is 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 consider one is required. The chaperone may be a family member or friend, but on occasions a formal chaperone may be preferred.Patients are advised to ask for a chaperone if required, at the time of booking an appointment, if possible, so that arrangements can be made and the appointment is not delayed in any way. The Healthcare Professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.

The Surgery have CRB checked members of staff who are used as a chaperone when requested;   Of course, a practice nurse or other clinician can be used if required and if available.