Chaperone Policy

We are able to offer a chaperone during examinations if you wish to have one. Please feel free to ask the GP.

Roborough Surgery 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. 

Our Chaperone Policy adheres to local and national guidance and policy (i.e. ‘NCGST Guidance on the role and effective use of chaperones in Primary and Community Care settings’).

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. The Healthcare Professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations. All staff are aware of and have received appropriate information in relation to this Chaperone Policy.

Click below to view the GMC Guidance on Intimate Examinations and Chaperones.

GMC Guidance on Intimate Examinations and Chaperones.pdf