Chaperone Policy

CHAPERONE POLICY

This Practice is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment and strives to achieve good practice at all times. All of our Practice Teams have undertaken formal ‘Chaperone Training’ delivered by the Primary Care Training Centre Team – Bradford

Clinicians at the Practice will advise patients a chaperone is necessary during any intimate examination; this is to safeguard both the clinician and you the patient. All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during any consultation, examination or procedure.

Where a chaperone is not available, the clinician will ask you to make an appointment and request the presence of a chaperone at the time of booking.

 

We only use clinical staff for highly intimate examinations as chaperones as they have had the appropriate training and have knowledge of the examination or procedure you may be undergoing.

We also have trained non-clinical chaperones and the clinician will always ask your consent to have a non-clinical chaperone present.

Family and friends are not permitted to act as chaperones as they do not have the knowledge required nor have they had the necessary training.

Should you wish to see the full chaperone policy please ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

If you have any questions, please speak to the reception staff who will direct you to an appropriate member of the team.

Our Team is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

Dr N Chandra – Senior Partner & Clinical Lead.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this please ask to speak to the Practice Development Manager – Lynne Bolton.