Chaperone Policy

My Specialist GP is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment and strives to achieve good practice at all times.

 

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during any consultation, examination or procedure. Clinicians at this practice will advise patients that a chaperone is necessary during any intimate examination. This is to safeguard both the clinician and you, the patient.

 

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

 

Please can we advise that family and friends are not permitted to act as chaperones as they are not deemed impartial, do not have the knowledge required and nor do they have the necessary training.

 

Should you wish to see the full chaperone policy, please ask to speak to Cathy Stewart (Managing Director). A copy of the policy is available on the practice website: www.myspecialistgp.co.uk