Intimate examinations and chaperones (2013)

This guidance explains how the principles in Good medical practice apply for doctors when conducting intimate examinations and the right of patients to request a chaperone.

We also publish related explanatory guidance on Maintaining a professional boundary between you and your patient and Sexual behaviour and your duty to report colleagues.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.

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