Professional regulators have been told to offer clear guidance and support for health staff to prevent them fromstraying into unacceptable sexual behaviour.

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, the health professions' watchdog, has published a set of three documents on clear sexual boundaries between healthcare professionals and patients.

The work was commissioned by the Department of Health in response to a series of inquiries into serious breaches of sexual boundaries by healthcare professionals.

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