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:
- We will explain to you why the examination is necessary and give you the
opportunity to ask questions
- We will explain what the examination will involve
- We will obtain your permission before we carry out the examination
- You will be offered a chaperone to be present during the examination
- At all times we will respect your privacy during the examination and while dressing and undressing
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.
What is a chaperone?
A chaperone is a person whose has a role 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.
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