All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required.
The chaperone may be a family member or friend. You may prefer a formal chaperone to be present, who will be a trained member of staff. Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made to provide the correct chaperone for you and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our chaperone policy.