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Gender specific intimate care

Erin Gardiner made this Freedom of Information request to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you supply me with the following information and policy documents or direct me to the appropriate link on your website:

(1) Policy on Intimate Care and Chaperoning; Policy on close and arms length observation of patients;Policy on physical examination of patients; Policy on restraint.

(2) Please detail what in the Trust's opinion constitutes intimate care. Please comment if any of the following is considered to be intimate care:

Dressing of wounds;
Taking routine observation requiring physical touch (eg blood pressure monitoring, ECG monitoring);
Administration of medication via injection or suppositary;
Close or arms length observation of patient attending to personal hysgeine, showering, using the toilet, getting dressed/undressed

(3) With regard to restraint teams only:
How many teams are based on site?
Does the Trust use security guards as restrainers?
How many of trained restrainers are male and how many female?

Thank you for your assistance in this matter

Yours faithfully,

Erin Gardiner

Kazeem, Toyin, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Information Governance Office

Clinical Records-CR2

Maudsley Hospital

Denmark Hill

London SE5 8AZ

Email: [2][South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust request email] 

Dear Erin Gardiner

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information about
gender specific intimate care. Your request was received on 8^th October
2013 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act (2000).

We aim to provide you with the information requested within the 20 working
days. In certain exceptional circumstances a fee may be payable and if
that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before
proceeding. You will receive a notification if an exemption applies to the
disclosure of this information under the Freedom of Information Act
(2000).

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us at
[3][South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Yours sincerely,

Ms Toyin Kazeem
Information Governance Assurance Officer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Information Governance Office | Maudsley Hospital | CR2 | Denmark Hill |
London| SE5 8AZ
Telephone: 020 3228 3860 Internal: 83860 Fax: 020 3228 3132  [mobile number]
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Kazeem, Toyin, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Erin,
Please find attached response to your request for information.

Regards

Ms Toyin Kazeem
Information Governance Assurance Officer.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Information Governance Office | Maudsley Hospital | CR2 | Denmark Hill | London| SE5 8AZ
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