What is a Chaperone?

A chaperone is someone who will accompany you during a consultation should you wish to have one.


Who can be a Chaperone?

A chaperone is someone such as another clinician or a member of staff who has received appropriate training


Why do I need one?

You can ask for chaperone to be present for support and reassurance or if you feel uncomfortable about undergoing an intimate examination. The doctor or nurse may request a chaperone during a consultation if they feel it is appropriate.



All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present at any time where they feel one is required.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment.

If required, we will endeavour to provide a chaperone at the time of request. However, occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.