Chaperone

We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times.

A chaperone is a person who accompanies and looks after another person to ensure that a their privacy, safety and dignity is protected during intimate examinations and procedures.

It also maximises the healthcare professional’s safety whilst carrying out consultations (particularly those with intimate examinations/procedures) and minimises the risk of their actions being misinterpreted.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. This chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions you may prefer a formal chaperone to be present, i.e. a trained member of staff.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our chaperone policy.

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

Covid-19 Vaccinations for Appletree Patients commenced on 7th January 2021.

We are currently prioritising our workload to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme.  Consequently, there may be a longer wait than usual for non-essential services during this time.

If you have a non-urgent query or problem, please consider using the pharmacy, 111 or Minor Injury units for advice where possible and appropriate.

Click here for more information on how the vaccination will be rolled out Covid-19 Vaccine information page.

There is no need to contact us to book a covid vaccination; we will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated.  Thank you for your patience.