COVID-19 pandemic principles and standards

Guiding principles on how best to safeguard the welfare of children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key principles for intimate clinical assessments undertaken remotely in response to COVID-19

This guidance is aimed at clinicians who are consulting remotely with patients through a digital channel (e.g. online, email, text, video-link) across healthcare settings in England. We expect the key principles in this document to be generalisable across the UK.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption and utilisation of online and video consultations as part of core clinical practice. This guide focuses on how to safely manage the receipt, storage and use of intimate images taken by patients for clinical purposes.

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