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Chaperone Policy

There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a doctor which might involve intimate examinations.

The 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 or receptionist.

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

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

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