Chaperone Training for Healthcare – Level 2 Online CPD Accredited Training Course



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Chaperone Training for Healthcare – Level 2 – Online CPD Accredited Training Course for Health & Social Care – Skills for Health/CQC Aligned

Welcome to our online chaperone training for healthcare course for healthcare and social care providers. Our online chaperone training for healthcare courses are developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the National Health Service (NHS), Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Skills for Care, UK Health and Safety Executive and other professional and regulatory bodies.

How to access your chaperone training for healthcare course

Follow the easy steps below to purchase and access your chaperone training for healthcare course:

  1. Pay for your courses (All major debit and credit cards accepted)
  2. Once you have registered you will receive your login details within a few minutes
  3. You will then be able to reset your password, log in and take your selected online course (s)
  4. On completion, you will be asked to complete an end of course assessment (minimum 80% to pass)
  5. You can immediately download, save or print your CPD Accredited Certificate
  6. Let us know what you think of your online course, leave us a review!

Course aims and objectives

This module is designed for those who might take the chaperoning role primary, for example General Practitioners (GPs), health care assistants(HCAs), nurses, allied health professionals and other members of the wider health care team who are involved in chaperoning patients as part of their role. The content covers what is understood by the term chaperone, why a chaperone needs to be present, the role and responsibility of the chaperone and the rights and concerns of patients.

The aims and objectives of this chaperone training course are to:

  • To identify when and for what a chaperone may be required
  • To understand the role requirements of a chaperone
  • To have an understanding of confidentiality issues and the procedures involved in raising concerns

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this chaperone training course are:

  • Know the legal, ethical and professional issues relating to chaperones
  • Know what the term chaperone means
  • Know where, when and why chaperones are required
  • Be able to define the term ‘intimate examination’
  • Understanding the patient’s right to choose
  • Know the role of the chaperone in a consultation
  • Understand issues of confidentiality and consent
  • Be aware of the needs of children and those who lack capacity
  • Understand issues relating to personal beliefs, values, religion, ethnicity or culture during chaperoning
  • Know the importance of interpersonal skills
  • Display appropriate behaviour during the consultation
  • Be aware of the chaperone checklist and record keeping
  • Know how to raise concerns
  • Use interpersonal and communication skills to clarify tasks and identify and rectify issues in a range of contexts
  • Understand competing perspectives that inform decisions and articulate reasons for own decisions
  • Develop a broader understanding of the knowledge base to identify principles underlying theoretical frameworks and begin to identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Provide informed solutions to standard problems in familiar contexts
  • Operate under supervision in a range of varied but predictable contexts
  • Reflect on the performance tasks which may be complex and non-routine

What is covered in this online chaperone training for healthcare course?

This chaperone training for healthcare e-learning course covers the following:

  • Definition of a chaperone and intimate examination
  • Current chaperone guidance
    • Current GMC guidance for doctors
    • Current guidance for physiotherapists
    • Current NMC guidance for nurses
    • Current HCPC guidance for allied health professionals
  • Who are suitable chaperones?
  • Should the chaperone be medically qualified?
  • What makes an ideal chaperone?
  • Requirements for the chaperone role
  • The role of a chaperone
  • Why and when would a chaperone be required?
  • Dignity and respect
  • Chaperone for children and young people
  • When to offer a chaperone
  • Local chaperone policies
  • Dealing with patient requests
  • What if the patient refuses a chaperone
  • What if no chaperone is available?
  • Checklist for intimate examinations
    • Before the examination
      • What is valid consent?
      • Implied consent
      • Expressed consent
    • Key aspects of obtaining consent
    • During the examination
    • After the examination
  • Where misunderstandings may occur in practice
  • Confidentiality and patient information
  • Caldicott principles and Data Protection
  • Raising concerns and whistle blowing in practice
  • Public interest and disclosure responsibilities
  • Protection for healthcare workers
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Cases studies
  • Key points to remember
  • End of course assessment and certification

Who is the online chaperone training for healthcare course for?

  • General Practitioners (GPs)
  • General Practice Administration Staff
  • Health Care Assistants (HCAs)/Clinical Support Workers
  • Non-Clinical Receptionist
  • General Practices Nurses
  • Registered Healthcare Practitioners
  • Paramedics
  • Practice Managers
  • Anyone involved in healthcare looking to undertake the role

This chaperone training for healthcare e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Nursery staff
  • Teachers and teaching staff
  • Community services

Our online chaperone training for healthcare courses should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes voluntary staff and unpaid working in NHS and private hospitals. Locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants can also complete these e learning courses.

These chaperone training for healthcare training courses are also relevant for health and social care support workers, including those who work for nursing care homes, residential care homes and charities.


To complete this chaperone training for healthcare e-learning course, you will need access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device

Career path

Our chaperone training for healthcare training courses are suitable for:

  • Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area
  • Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals

Assessment and certification

At the end of this chaperone training for healthcare e-learning course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

Course accreditation

The content of this online chaperone training for healthcare training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Payment and additional information

After adding your chaperone training for healthcare e learning course (s) to the shopping cart (by selecting Add to Cart), you will be able to make a secure payment using all major credit and debit cards.

Once you have purchased your chaperone training for healthcare online training course (s), you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. You will then receive a link and login details to access your e-learning course (s) within a few minutes of purchase

What is a chaperone?

A chaperone is an independent person, appropriately trained, whose role is to independently observe the examination/procedure undertaken by the doctor/health professional to assist the appropriate doctor-patient relationship.

The GMC guidance in Good Medical Practice 2013 indicates:

9. A chaperone should usually be a health professional and you must be satisfied that the chaperone will:

a. be sensitive and respect the patient’s dignity and confidentiality
b. reassure the patient if they show signs of distress or discomfort
c. be familiar with the procedures involved in a routine intimate examination
d. stay for the whole examination and be able to see what the doctor is doing, if practical
e. be prepared to raise concerns if they are concerned about the doctor’s behaviour or actions.

The name of the chaperone should be recorded in the clinical records and the patient should be informed of this.

Why is chaperone training for healthcare important?

The medical consultation is a challenge to both doctor and patient, whether in the community or in hospital. The need for more detailed discussions with patients, along with their increasing autonomy and right to make choices in relation to their clinical care and treatment, has affected the traditional role of the doctor-patient relationship. This has made maintaining appropriate professional boundaries in the doctor-patient consultation more challenging, however, the guidance from national and regulatory bodies is clear that it is always the health professional’s responsibility to do so.

Chaperones and the role of an accompanying person in the consultation and in the clinical examination is a part of this responsibility to achieve a good standard of medical practice.

What is the Skills for Health’s UK ‘Core Skills Training Framework’ (CSTF)?

There is increasing recognition that there are wide variations in the quality and consistency of healthcare training provided across the UK. To minimise these challenges, LearnPac Systems works with various UK health and social care organisations to develop statutory and mandatory training courses in line with Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).

This includes mandatory training courses in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework – CSTF Statutory Mandatory Training Subject Guide Version 1.3 , Skills for Health Clinical Care UK Core Skills Training Framework Subject Guide April 2015 and other awareness courses for health and social care workers.

This online chaperone training for healthcare course was developed in line with the CSTF learning outcomes.

Why choose our accredited e-learning courses?

The benefits of using our accredited e-learning courses in the workplace include:

  • National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner
  • UK accredited e-learning provider
  • An approved UK training centre
  • Ofqual accredited qualifications
  • Nationally recognised CPD certificates
  • Free blended learning environment to support existing training
  • Access your online training immediately
  • Highly interactive e-learning portal
  • Substantial cost reductions (no travel fees & other expenses)
  • Embrace the benefits of eLearning for healthcare providers
  • Significant man hour reductions
  • Online training only takes as long as the learners needs
  • Low carbon footprint through e learning
  • Over 200 online CPD courses
  • Repository of online learning materials and assessment
  • Fully qualified and experienced trainers, instructors and assessors
  • Subject matter experts and content developers
  • Convert your existing classroom courses to e-learning courses
  • All training courses based on latest guidance and best practice

Chaperone Training for Healthcare – Level 2 – Online CPD Accredited Training Course for Health & Social Care – Skills for Health/CQC Aligned

Chaperone Training for Healthcare – Level 2 – Online CPD Accredited Training Course for Health & Social Care – Skills for Health + CQC Aligned - LearnPac Systems UK -

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