Chaperones remain, three months after pledge to scrap system

Sixteen GPs are still working under the watch of chaperones three months after AHPRA accepted a review’s conclusion that the system does not adequately protect patients from predatory practitioners and should be scrapped.

The so-called Paterson review concluded in April that doctors under investigation for sexual misconduct should instead be suspended altogether or banned from treating all patients of a specific gender.

When AHPRA

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