Medflight Services Ltd. is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and that the safety of everyone is paramount.
All patients will be treated as individuals and have their dignity and privacy respected at all times in accordance with the current guidelines issued by the General Medical Council.
All patients are entitled to have a Chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required.
The Chaperone will be a suitably qualified healthcare professional acceptable to both the examining doctor and patient.
A relative or friend of the patient is not an impartial observer and so would not usually be a suitable chaperone, but we are happy to comply with a reasonable request to have such a person present as well as a chaperone if the patient wishes it.
Chaperone’s roles – The Chaperone will in all cases;
Procedure for requesting a Chaperone
Chaperone not available
In the event that a suitable Chaperone is not available at the time of your appointment, and either you, or the examining doctor, do not want the examination to go ahead without a chaperone present, your medical may need to be postponed to a later date when a suitable Chaperone will be present.
Concerns or Queries
Please address any concerns, queries or comments regarding this Chaperone Policy to:
Dr L Homer of Medflight Services Ltd: