The often intimate nature of work within clinical care, if not practiced in a sensitive and respectful manner, can lead to misinterpretation and occasionally allegations of assault or abuse. The presence of a trained chaperone that is sensitive to these issues can be helpful not only in reassuring and informing the patient, but also in minimising the risk of the practitioner’s actions being misrepresented.
The chaperone is responsible for safeguarding the interests of the patient when undergoing an intimate procedure or the practitioner undertaking the procedure and is a witness to continuing consent for the procedure being undertaken. The chaperone also acts as an advocate for the patient and can re-iterate information given during the consultation.
This course contains videos.
Our chaperone training programme is free for Doncaster LMC members.
The online course should take around 2 hours to complete. Once started, you will have 1 week in which to finish it.
This course has 5 checkpoints where questions are asked about what you have learned.
There are 25 questions in total.
A score of 75% is needed overall to pass the course.
Upon completion, a confirmatory email will be sent to your registered email address.
2) Role of the chaperone
3) Special issues
4) During the procedure