Chaperone

Would you like a chaperone? Just ask.

This practice is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all patients at all times.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during any consultation, examination or procedure. 

If you feel you would like a chaperone present at your examination please inform your doctor or nurse who will be happy to arrange this for you.

Where a chaperone is not available, the clinician will ask you to make an appointment and request the presence of a chaperone at the time of booking.

If you would like more information our Chaperone Policy is available here.


Masks, Social Distancing and Chaperones

Wearing a face mask is not mandatory in GP practices but patients are strongly advised to wear face coverings when attending for appointments as it is not always possible to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people.

By face coverings we do not mean a surgical or other medical grade mask but a covering of the mouth and nose that is made of cloth or other textiles and through which you can breathe, for example a scarf or religious head covering that covers the mouth and nose.

If you are bringing a chaperone to your appointment they will also be required to wear a mask during your consultation.

The Group Practice will close

every Thursday afternoon

commencing Thursday 16 June 2022

for staff training and development.


If you require medical attention that cannot wait you can phone the surgery on 01851 703145.  You will be given the option to leave a message and a GP will phone you.

 

You can also submit an eConsult via our website (www.groupmedical.co.uk) if you need to contact a GP or nurse and it is not urgent.


In the case of an emergency call 999