The consultation that takes place between the patient and their doctor is private and confidential. Quite often, an examination is required to help make a diagnosis. This may be straightforward, but sometimes can be more personal. If you feel you would like a chaperone to be present, you are very welcome to bring a friend or family member.

Failing this, on your request, we will do our best to find another member of staff to chaperone you – but if this is impractical, you may be asked to re-attend for examination when other arrangements can be made.