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Adult sexual assault - 7 day window considerations: guidance

Published: 2 Mar 2020

Summary guidance for healthcare professionals working with people who present to a health service following a rape or sexual assault

Published:
2 Mar 2020
Adult sexual assault - 7 day window considerations: guidance

This is summary guidance is for healthcare professionals providing care to people who present to a health service following a rape or sexual assault. This is intended for professionals who would not carry out a forensic medical examination but where people may present following an assault including:

  • Emergency Departments
  • dentist
  • community pharmacy
  • Scottish Ambulance Service
  • GP
  • NHS 24

It has been developed through the CMO Taskforce Clinical Pathways Subgroup in partnership with wider health professionals.