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Chaperones

You can always have a relative or friend with you when you see your GP or Nurse or you can ask at reception to provide a confidential, trained chaperone, preferably when you make your appointment.

The doctor or nurse might offer this when you are undergoing examinations of an intimate or sensitive nature e.g. cervical cytology, gynaecological, testicular, breast or rectal examination or when you or the clinician might, in other circumstances, feel vulnerable.