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.