There are occasions when you may need an intimate examination by a doctor.

Our 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 for one.

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

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

If you are aware that an intimate examination may be required, you can bring a relative/friend to act as a chaperone.