Chaperones


Coatham 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.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. A formal chaperone is a trained member of staff.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking an appointment, so that arrangements can be made and your appointment not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. However, occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment if it is safe to do so.

Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our Chaperone Policy.

If you would like to see a copy of our Chaperone Policy, or have any questions or comments regarding this, please contact the Practice Manager.