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Chaperone

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Simply go to 
https://northgate-practice.webgp.com to get help from the practice within 24 hrs. This is our new way of helping you. You can ask for advice, request a GP letter or sick note.

To find out how eConsult works please click here. 

You can order repeat medication online using the NHS app, through your local pharmacy or through Patient Access.


At Northgate Practice we understand that medical consultations, examinations and investigations can potentially be distressing. We know that patients can find examinations, investigations or photography involving the breasts, genitalia or rectum particularly intrusive (these examinations are collectively referred to as “intimate examinations”). Also consultations involving dimmed lights, the need for patients to undress or for intensive periods of being touched may make a patient feel vulnerable.

Chaperoning is the process of having a third person present during such consultations to:

·         Provide support, both emotional and sometimes physical to the patient.

·         to protect the patient and GP or Nurse from allegations of improper behaviour or misunderstandings during such consultations

Who can be a chaperone?

An appropriate chaperone is a member of staff who has been trained appropriately and has a DRB (formerly CRB) check.

A number of the practice Reception team have received specific training in how to chaperone.

 

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