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Are you nervous about being examined?



There are occasions when the doctor or nurse needs to give you a full or partial examination.

If you feel embarrassed about this we can arrange for someone to be there with you. Just ask the doctor for a chaperone.

If you would prefer to be examined by a health professional of the same gender as yourself, please let us know and we will do our best to comply with your wish.

If we can’t provide someone straight away you may need to return for the examination.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they consider one is required. The chaperone may also be a family member or friend, but on occasions a formal chaperone may be preferred. All our chaperones are trained and aware of the responsibilities of the role.

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