Chaperones

Chaperone Policy   

Sandy lane 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.

The Chaperone Policy adheres to local and national guidance on the role of 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 were they feel one is required. Your health care professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our Chaperone Policy.
 
A chaperones role can be considered in any of the following areas:-
  • Emotional comfort and reassurance
  • Assist in an examination (i.e. during IUCD insertion)
  • Assist in undressing
  • Protection to the health care professional against allegations or attack
We have fully trained chaperones at Sandy Lane and if you wish to have a one present during your consultation please mention this to one of our reception team when booking your appointment, or to the doctor at your consultation, and it will be arranged.