Chaperone Policy

A chaperone is someone who accompanies another person somewhere in order to make sure that they do not come to any harm.  The chaperone will be an impartial observer.  All patients are entitled to a chaperone to be present during any consultations, examination or procedure where they feel it is required.

This policy explains the role of a chaperone when they are present during consultations to provide support to the patient and to protect the healthcare professional against allegations of improper behaviour during such consultations.

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