Chaperone Policy

The General Medical Council recommends the presence of a chaperone during intimate medical examinations. These are generally internal examinations, and are not performed here.

For a Cardiologist and General Physician, the normal medical examination requires the removal of clothing, but not usually underpants or briefs (knickers). This is also true for Electrocardiography (ECG), and investigation by Echocardiography (Echo).

If you would like a friend, partner, spouse, or relative to be present during the consultation and examination, this is perfectly acceptable. If you would like someone else to be present during a physical examination or investigation, please mention it in advance to my secretary.