Forensic Medical Examination
This may be offered to you if you have been assaulted within 7 days
This examination is to collect forensic evidence
The examination is carried out by a specially trained Doctor who will make every effort to make sure you feel comfortable and will explain the procedure to you so you fully understand what is happening to you. You can stop the examination at any time.
The examination will involve:
- Obtaining your consent to proceed with the Medical examination
- Asking about past medical history
- Checking for injuries
- The doctor will discuss with you sexually transmitted infections and if necessary a confidential referral can be made to the GUM clinic on your behalf
- The doctor will take any forensic samples which may assist a police investigation
- After any medical examination you will be able to shower and change your clothes.
You will be supported and treated with dignity and respect at all times