You are very welcome to be accompanied by a trusted friend or relative at your consultation if you wish. 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/member of the wider team present at the examination. This is called chaperoning.
Please let the doctor or nurse know if you would like a chaperone to be present for your consultation or examination.