Chaperone Services

For certain examinations an impartial observer, called a chaperone, may be required. 

You may also request a chaperone for any examination or consultation if one is not offered to you. The clinician may not undertake an examination if a chaperone is declined. 

The chaperone may be a practice nurse, Health Care Assistant or chaperone trained receptionist.

If a chaperone is unavailable at the time of your consultation, then your examination may be re-scheduled for another time. 

The role of a chaperone: 

  • Maintains professional boundaries during intimate examinations. 
  • Acknowledges a patient’s vulnerability. 
  • Provides emotional comfort and reassurance. 
  • Assists in the examination. 
  • Assists with undressing patients, if required.