Intimate examinations and chaperones


When you carry out an intimate examination of a patient, there is a risk of your actions being misinterpreted as improper in some way. Because of this, you should consider how to protect yourself and your patient.

This short e-learning module focuses on chaperones.

By the end of this module you should:

  • know when and why to offer a chaperone
  • understand the GMC guidance on chaperones
  • feel confident in the process of offering a chaperone.

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To support you during the coronavirus pandemic, we have made our e-learning available to all healthcare professionals for free. Simply register then go to the catalogue to enrol on the course.