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MMD-POL-008 - Intimate Examinations and Chaperone Policy
This policy sets out guidance for the use of chaperones and procedures that must be in place for consultations, examinations, investigations and clinical interventions within Mid-Mersey Division. Chaperones must be offered for any consultation, examination or procedure where the patient feels one is required. This policy specifically applies to all intimate examinations and procedures. The main purpose of the policy is: To ensure that patients’ safety, privacy and dignity is protected during intimate examinations To ensure staff are protected when undertaking intimate examinations to minimise the risk of a Health Care Professional’s actions being misinterpreted. To recognise that the Trust Consent to Examination and Treatment Policy must be adhered to at all times.
166 - Chaperoning
This policy sets out guidance for the use of chaperones during procedures across services within Community Services Division, which should be in place for clinical consultations, clinical examinations, investigations and clinical interventions, particularly in relation to intimate procedures.