Masham Road

Cantley, Doncaster

South Yorkshire

DN4 6BU

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Practice code - C86012

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Chaperones


Click here to see our practice chaperone policy


 The Oakwood Surgery is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients & staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is paramount


 This policy adheres to local and national guidance and policy: “NCGST Guidance on the Role and Effective Use of Chaperones in Primary and Community Care settings”


 The policy is clearly advertised through patient information leaflets and on notice boards


 Patients are encouraged to ask for a chaperone if required at the time of booking an appointment wherever possible


 All staff are aware of, and have received appropriate information in relation to, this chaperoning policy


 All formal chaperones understand their role and responsibilities and are competent to perform that role



Checklist for Consultations Involving Intimate Examinations

 

1. Establish there is a genuine need for an intimate examination and discuss this with the patient

2. Explain to the patient why an examination is necessary and give the patient an opportunity to ask questions

3. Offer a chaperone. If the patient does not want a chaperone, record that the offer was made and declined in the patient’s notes

4. Obtain the patient’s consent before the examination and be prepared to discontinue the examination at any stage at the patient’s request

5. Record that permission has been obtained in the patient’s notes

6. Once chaperone has entered the room give the patient privacy to undress and dress. Use drapes where possible to maintain dignity

7. Explain what you are doing at each stage of the examination, the outcome when it is complete and what you propose to do next. Keep discussion relevant and avoid personal comments

8. If a chaperone has been present record that fact and the identity of the chaperone in the patient’s notes

9. Record any other relevant issues or concerns immediately following the consultation


Click here to link to the latest GMC guidelines for intimate examinations:



Read Codes Used

Z18210 Chaperone Offered

Z18220 Chaperone Present

Z18230 Chaperone Refused

Z18240 Nurse Chaperone