Chaperone Policy

A female staff member experienced in chaperone duties is always present, as a matter of policy all female patients are routinely offered a chaperone if any undressing is required. A chaperone is not normally offered for any examination not requiring the patient to undress, eg examination of eyes, ears, nose, throat. Male patients are not normally offered a chaperone when examined by a male doctor. Any specific wishes or preferences should be mentioned to the doctor.