Chaperones and Interpreters




Need a Chaperone?

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination, or procedure where they feel one is required. The chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions, you may prefer a formal chaperone to be present, i.e., a trained member of staff.

Wherever possible, we ask that you to make this request at the time of booking so that arrangements can be made, and your appointment is not delayed in any way.  Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. However, occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment. 

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Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our chaperone policy.


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Need an Interpreter? 

If you require an interpreter either call or come into the surgery and we will be happy to arrange the service. The service covers a wide range of languages, but you must inform us at least three days before your appointment. If you would like a chaperone when you see the doctor or nurse, please feel free to bring someone with you, or ask at reception when making your appointment.