We are committed to providing an environment where the safety of patients are staff are of paramount importance. All clinicians and others working on their behalf have a duty to consider chaperoning issues as they relate to their work.
Before proceeding with an examination, healthcare professionals will always seek to obtain, by word or gesture, some explicit indication that the patient understands the need for examination and agrees for it to take place.
Specifically trained chaperones are available at the practice to safeguard both patients and clinicians. Clinicians will offer patients a chaperone before proceeding with an intimate examination. Patients have the right to decline. Any refusal will be recorded in the patient’s medical record.