There are occasions when patients need to be examined by a clinician (a doctor, nurse, midwife, or health care assistant) that may involve intimate examinations.


This practice is committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible, and if you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the clinician or receptionist for a chaperone.


It may not be possible for such a chaperone to be provided immediately and you may have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.


Trust is important in the relationship between clinician and patient and we would, at all times, wish you to feel able to ask for a chaperone, should you require it.