Chaperones

Thorpewood Medical Group is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they consider one is required. The chaperone may be a family member or friend, but on occasions a formal chaperone may be preferred.

Patients are advised to ask for a chaperone if required, at the time of requesting an appointment, if possible, so that arrangements can be made and the appointment is not delayed in any way. The Healthcare Professional you are seeing, may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.