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Chaperone Policy

There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a clinician which might involve intimate examinations.

The Burdwood Surgery are committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible, and if you wish for a chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the clinician.

It may not be possible for such a chaperone to be provided immediately and you might have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.

If you wish to discuss a private matter; please let us know and this can be arranged away from the waiting room.

If you would like a chaperone present during your consultation, please advise the Receptionist when booking your appointment or when checking in.

Interpretation & Translation

We can arrange interpretation and translation services in person or by phone for our patients who do not speak English.

Please advise reception at the time of booking an appointment so arrangements can be made. If you have any queries regarding this then you can contact the practice.