There are occasions when patients need to be examined by a doctor or nurse which may involve intimate examinations. This practice is committed to putting patients at ease wherever possible. If you wish a chaperone to be present during an examination please do not hesitate to ask the doctor or nurse. It may not be possible for such a chaperone to be provided immediately and you may have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time. Trust is important in the relationship between general practitioner and patient and we would at all times, wish you to feel able to ask for a chaperone should you require it.