This document is a new edition providing guidance on intimate examinations and the use of chaperones. This 2023 edition includes updated references and links to relevant guidance published by other organisations including the General Medical Council (GMC), the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the Medical Defence Union (MDU) as well as papers by academics working in this field. Two new sections have been added to support trans patients and survivors of sexual violence when attending for intimate examinations.
This document has relevance for the entire diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy workforce to help provide person-centred care.
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