Publication - Consultation paper

Adult support and protection: guidance for GPs and primary care teams

Published: 15 Jul 2021

Revised adult support and protection guidance to help GPs and practitioners be confident that their actions will meet safeguarding expectations and improve outcomes.

Adult support and protection: guidance for GPs and primary care teams
Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Human Trafficking - Human trafficking involves the recruitment or movement of people, by the use of threat, force, fraud, or the abuse of vulnerability, for exploitation.

FGM – Female genital mutilation is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there's no medical reason for this to be done.

ICO – Information Commissioner's Office

ECHR – European Convention on Human Rights

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation 2018

DPA – Data Protection Act 2018

BMA – British Medical Association

GMC – General Medical Council

MDDUS - Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Caldicott Guardian - A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people's health and care information and making sure it is used properly.


Contact

Email: Heather.Gibson@gov.scot