Patients including children and young people are free to have a chaperone present for any consultation examination or procedure. The chaperone will be a member of clinical staff or a specifically trained member of non-clinical staff. The purpose of the chaperone is to safeguard both the patient and the examining clinician and ensures that any clinical interaction is conducted appropriately.
Prior to any clinical interaction requiring a chaperon the clinician will give a full explanation of the protocol. Please ask any questions if you are uncertain about giving consent. You may also decline to have a chaperon present.
Please ask for a chaperone at the time of booking your appointment. Sometimes the need for a chaperone may arise during a consultation. We will try to provide a chaperone immediately but occasionally the appointment will need to be rescheduled.
The doctor or nurse may require a chaperone to be present for some consultations.
If you would like to see a copy of our chaperone policy or you have any questions or comments, please contact the Practice Manager.
Dr. W Conrad 23 12 2019