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Chaperone Policy

This Policy sets out guidance for the use of chaperones and procedures that should be in place for clinical consultations, clinical examinations, investigations and clinical interventions, particularly in relation to intimate procedures.

The Trust is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

The Trust recognises the diversity of clinical situations which cannot be fully covered in this Policy, and therefore the accountability and responsibility for assessing, seeking advice for each unique clinical situation lies with the respective staff member.

 

Link to the full Policy:

Chaperone Policy

Link to the Equalities Impact Analysis:

Chaperone Policy - EIA

 

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