CQC guidance advices that each GP practice should have a chaperone policy in place for the benefit of both patients and staff. Members of staff who undertake a formal chaperone role need to be formally trained in order to develop the necessary competency required.

This 3-hour course is appropriate for all clinical and non-clinical staff wishing to perform the role of a formal chaperone in a health care setting.

Delegates will have access to relevant and up to date documents, case studies videos and links on the CMT Clarimed Training website following completion of this course.

Chaperone Training Programme

To complete a formal chaperoning training it is advised that the delegate:

  • Attends this 3-hour chaperone training session.
  • Arranges to spend time with a practice nurse/GP to gain practical skills required to chaperone.
  • Answers all questions on the provided work sheet and have the answers checked by a clinical member of staff.
  • Once confident, puts themselves forward for practical assessment. All sections of assessment should be achieved.

At this point, training will be complete

Course Objectives

  • Explain what the term Chaperone means.
  • Describe an Intimate examination.
  • Identify when a chaperone is required.
  • Understand the rights and needs of the patients, covering special circumstances.
  • Explain the importance of confidentiality, raising concern and achieving competence as a chaperone.
  • Rehearse appropriate behaviour of a chaperone in a clinical setting.

Please note that refreshments are not provided at the venue and you will need to bring your own.