IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINIC FOR 18 TO 45 YEAR OLDS - SATURDAY 5TH JUNE NHS Highland will be bringing the Jabbernaut to the Gower Street lorry park in Brora on Saturday 5th June from 0830 to 1830. This will be a DROP IN clinic for all patients registered at Brora & Helmsdale Medical Practice ONLY in this age category who have not already had their first vaccination. There will be no invitation letters, so please just turn up on the day.

All 18 to 29 year olds that have registered with NHS Scotland online should also attend.

This is not a practice run clinic so please direct any queries to NHS Inform.

Chaperone Policy

consultation.jpgWe understand that some examinations can be embarrassing, particularly intimate examinations performed by a doctor of the opposite sex. You may feel more comfortable with another person present (e.g. a nurse, or receptionist), and we will arrange this for you if you request this.

However, sadly, some doctors in the UK have been falsely accused of assault in the past when performing intimate examinations, and therefore the doctor may request a "chaperone" (another member of staff, usually a practice nurse or receptionist) be present for their own protection. This is no reflection on you; the doctor is simply ensuring they follow recommended procedures, particularly when undertaking breast, genital, or rectal examinations on the opposite sex.

If the doctor requests a chaperone and you insist you will not have one present, they may request you see another doctor (e.g. one of the same sex) for the examination unless there is a clear urgent need to undertake action during the consultation.

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