Intimate examinations and chaperones

Endnotes

1

General Medical Council (2013) Good medical practice London, GMC.

2

You must also follow our guidance on Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors. General Medical Council (2012) London, GMC.

3

When assessing a young person’s capacity to consent, you should bear in mind that:

  1. at 16 a young person can be presumed to have the capacity to consent
  2. a young person under 16 may have the capacity to consent, depending on their maturity and ability to understand what is involved.

General Medical Council (2007) 0–18 years: guidance for all doctors London, GMC, paragraphs 24 - 26.

4

General Medical Council (2007) 0–18 years: guidance for all doctors London, GMC, paragraphs 27 - 28.