Chaperone Policy

Lister Medical Centre 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.

A chaperone provides a safeguard for a patient against humiliation, pain or distress during an examination and protects against verbal, physical, sexual or other abuse for both patient and clinician.

A chaperone can be requested and several trained staff are available, Friends or family can accompany you but the clinician has the right to request a chaperone, if they feel it necessary. It may, on rare occasions, be necessary to cancel and reschedule the appointment if no trained chaperones are available.

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