Chaperones and Interpreters




Chaperone Policy

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.

image of a chaperone


image of an interpreter

Interpreting Services

If you need an interpreter for your consultation the reception will be able to arrange this for you at the time of booking your appointment through a service called Language line. We have some staff on site who speak other languages and if they are available they could be called to translate, with your consent.