Key principles for intimate clinical assessments undertaken remotely

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

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

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