You are very welcome to be accompanied by a trusted friend or relative at your consultation if you wish, and this is all the more important if English is not your first language, or if you feel you might not be able to express what you need clearly to the clinician you will be seeing.
In addition, for intimate examinations, you will be offered the choice of having a trained member of the Crown Medical Practice team be present at the examination. This is called chaperoning.
If we can’t allocate a chaperone when you wish one to be there, then we can reschedule your examination to another time.
For more information on what a chaperone is and what to expect, please find our chaperone policy here: Crown Medical Practice Chaperone Policy.