Chaperone policy

The Practice 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 that 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. This chaperone can be a family member or friend but on occasions we make also suggest a formal chaperone  be present, ie. a trained member of staff.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking an appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in anyway. Where this is not possible we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. However occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.  Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our chaperone policy. IUCD fittings are usually undertaken by the nurse practitioner and in the presence of the practice nurse who acts as both assistant and chaperone. Where this is not possible you will be offered the choice of postponing your appointment or agree to a trained member of staff being your chaperone.

Date published: 19th July, 2023
Date last updated: 19th July, 2023