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Baronscourt Surgery is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that “Best Practice” guidance, as recommended by the General Medical Council, is being followed at all times.

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 (this may be a doctor, nurse, or qualified receptionist) who serves as a witness for both the patient and the healthcare professional as a safeguard for both parties during a medical examination or procedure.

The surgery will endeavour to provide a chaperone at the time of request; however, occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment to arrange a chaperone. 

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking an appointment so that arrangement can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way.

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

If you would like more information on the use of chaperones please contact our Practice Manager to see the full Chaperone Policy. Thank you.


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