During your care, a clinician may need to examine you. Occasionally this may involve an examination of intimate areas. We understand that this can be stressful and embarrassing.
If this sort of examination is necessary:
A chaperone is a person whose role is to witness both a patient and a medical practitioner and to be a safeguard for both parties during a medical examination or procedure. The exact role of a chaperone will vary according to the clinical situation.
When booking an appointment that may involve an examination of intimate areas, please request a chaperone. The receptionist will then make the necessary arrangements for a chaperone to be available.
If you have any questions or concerns about intimate examinations or chaperoning, please do not hesitate to ask.