Parkwood Surgery uses trained receptionists for all chaperoning. Full confidentiality is assured. 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:
• 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.
If you have any questions or concerns about intimate examinations or chaperoning, please do not hesitate to ask.