The practice undertakes to offer the utmost dignity and respect for patients during examinations carried out in the process of their medical care.
The practice chaperones are Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistants and appropriately trained administrative staff. The practice lead for chaperoning is Tracy Calvert.
- be sensitive, and respectful of the patient’s dignity and confidentiality
- be prepared to reassure the patient if they show signs of distress or discomfort
- be familiar with the procedures involved in a routine intimate examination
- be prepared to raise concerns about a healthcare professional if misconduct occurs.