West of Scotland MCN Clinical Guidance and Protocols

'National Framework for Child Protection learning and development
A common set of skills and standards for workers to ensure the delivery of a consistently high standard of support to our most vulnerable children and young people across the country - improving advice and tools available for assessing, managing and minimising risks.'

New 'Getting it right for every child' web pages on the Scottish Government site.

The pages feature a new home page, a community of practice portal for practitioners involved in this area of work.

Scottish Government Guidance - Underage sexual activity: meeting the needs of young people and identifying child protection concerns - see PDF at the bottom of this page.

HIV audit tool for GP practices developed by HIV Scotland. More people than ever before are living with HIV, and with the complexity of their treatments, their side effects and interactions, it is important for GPs to know how to care for and communicate with patients.

The audit tool :

  • is quick and easy to use
  • the results will show you how HIV friendly your practice is, the areas you do well and where you could improve.

 The West of Scotland Health Managed Clinical Network (MCN) are currently producing guidelines on the management of certain sexual health conditions, such as managing Syphilis infection and Guidance for prescribing long acting contraception. These will be put on this site as soon as they are completed.

Guidelines - this page has all the latest versions of the Clinical Protocols produced by the MCN Clinical Guidelines Group.

Good Medical Practice in Action is an interactive web section which brings the GMC's ethical guidance to life. Choose what the doctor should do in a series of case studies highlighting how the principles might work in pracice.

Case Study: Sarah - under age sexual activity and contraception issues

Case Study: Adrian - Confidentiality and HIV testing

Case Study: Katy - conscientious odjection to abortion

www.bashh.org - British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

New BASSH guidelines: The Management of Adult and Adolescent Complainants of Sexual Assault

These British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) 2011 guidelines [pdf] update and replace the 2001 BASHH Guidelines on the management of adult victims of sexual assault - see below.

www.bhiva.org - British HIV Association

www.ffprhc.org.uk - Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This report from Engender highlights the key issues for trans women regarding access to services. Long waiting times for Gender Clinic appointments and a lack of specialist care leading to extended periods of stress, anxiety and depression. Read more about the research, conclusions and recommendations.

National guidance on the management of under age sexual activity

Scottish Government guidance to support and inform frontline practitioners who are responsible for protecting children and adults from abuse associated with forced marriage.

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