We have a simple policy for your comfort
Why a Chaperone? You may feel more comfortable bringing a friend or your partner with you to your appointment, this can be helpful especially on your first consultation.
We understand that seeing someone for the first time can be a strange and for some a stressful experience.
We are happy for you to have a companion with you for both your consultation, and treatment, on your first or any subsequent visits if this makes you feel more comfortable.
The presence of a second person also means that any details of your condition, or advice that we give you after your treatment, may be remembered by the second person if you are unable to recall all of the details yourself.
Minors under the age of 16 will be required to have a parent/guardian/carer with them during any treatment, who can consent to the treatment given.
In almost all circumstances you will have to stay with the patient during the consultation if they are under 16 years of age.
Do you tell my G.P about treatment?
Do I need a G.P referral?
Can I claim from my medical insurance?
Do you tell my G.P. about my treatment? We need the details of your G.P. when you arrive, for our records. We encourage you to discuss your treatment with your G.P , but we do not contact your doctor unless you specifically ask us to. All aspects of your consultation, treatment etc are confidential and cannot be divulged to anyone without your permission.
In some cases it may be helpful to contact your G.P. to arrange tests or x-rays, but we will discuss this with you at the time.
Do I need to be referred by my G.P.? You do not need to be referred by your G.P. to see an Osteopath.
Private medical insurance At present there is no general provision for Osteopathy through the NHS. In most cases you will be required to pay for your treatment at the time of the appointment.
If you are wanting to claim on health insurance please contact your provider for terms and conditions.