What should GPs be doing about chaperones?
Van Hecke O., Jones K.
© 2014, Royal College of General Practitioners. All rights reserved. Trust remains the cornerstone of the relationship between a GP and patient. If a GP should use words or actions of a sexual nature with a patient in the context of the consultation, a professional boundary may have been crossed and the inherent trust between doctor and patient may have been compromised. 1 In this unique clinical environment, both patient and GP are vulnerable. Failure to address this issue can have life-changing repercussions for one or both parties.