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Chaperone Policy

We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all patients.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during any consultation, examination, or procedure.

Clinician’s may advise patients that a chaperone is necessary during any intimate examination; this is to safeguard both the clinician and you, the patient.

We only use trained staff as chaperones as they have had appropriate training and have knowledge of the examination or procedures you may be undergoing.

Family and friends are not permitted to act as chaperones as they do not have the necessary training.

Please speak to the Receptionist or your Clinician if you would like a chaperone to be present.