During any consultation at the surgery you may request a trained, DBS checked chaperone to accompany you. On occasions, the clinician may request that a chaperone is present. A chaperone is witness to the consultation and will be required to have view of the patient during any examination taking place. A chaperone can also be requested simply to provide support such as holding a hand during an examination if the patient feels anxious.
Details of the chaperone will be documented in your medical record. Our chaperones include all clinicians and some members of the admin team. All are trained in the role of a chaperone. We cannot guarantee who will be the allocated chaperone as this will depend on staff availability at the time of your appointment.