Chaperone Policy


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There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a doctor which might 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 doctor.

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

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


Station Drive Surgery Chaperone Statement

Please remember that you and/or your Clinician have the right to ask for a chaperone to be present at any time during your consultation. The chaperone may be a clinical or non-clinical member of staff who has received the appropriate training. Roles of the Chaperone include:

  • Ensuring the patient's privacy & dignity is maintained
  • Reassuring the patient
  • Assisting/supporting the clinician in the examination
  • Support for the patient in understanding what is being said during the consultation
  • Assisting to prepare for the examination
  • Being present as a safeguard for all parties.