Chaperones and Interpreters
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 doctor or nurse.
In additon, for intimate examinations, you will be offered the choice of having another professional clinician present at the examination. This is called chaperoning.
If you need an interpreter for your consultations, the reception staff will be able to arrange this for most languages, providing you inform reception at the time of booking your appointment. We also have Portuguese or Spanish interpreters here every week day. Information in various languages is available at reception and in the waiting area.