We are committed to provide 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. Patients are able to request the presence of a chaperone if required for any intimate examination or if they feel they require the support of another individual during any examination by the doctor or nurse.
This chaperone policy adheres to local and national guidance and policy
This chaperone policy is advertised through notices in the waiting room
Patients are encouraged to ask for a chaperone if required at the time of booking their appointment wherever possible.
All staff are aware of, and have received appropriate information in relation to this chaperoning policy.
All formal chaperones understand their roles and responsibilities and are competent to perform that role.are always happy to make referrals into the private sector if required.