All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. Sometimes you may wish to be accompanied by a family member of friend. At other times you may wish to have a formal chaperone present i.e. a trained member of staff.
Wherever possible please make this request at the time of booking your appointment, so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Whilst we will always do our best to provide a chaperone, if requested, this may necessitate us re-scheduling your appointment for a time when a chaperone can be present.
Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present, for certain consultations, in accordance with our chaperone policy.