Chaperone Policy

Parkwood Surgery uses trained receptionists for all chaperoning. Full confidentiality is assured. This policy is in place to ensure patients & clinical staff who wish for a chaperone to be present during their consultation can have one

The following procedure will then take place:

• A receptionist will be called to the consulting room
• The patient will be introduced to the chaperone
• The chaperone should be able to see the patient’s face during examination. If a patient isn’t happy for a receptionist to be on the patient side of the curtain then a Nurse can be called