Publication - Advice and guidance

Supporting adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault: clinical pathway

Published: 24 Nov 2020

The aim of the Adult Clinical Pathway is to provide guidance for healthcare professionals in Scotland working to support adults (age 16+) who present having experienced rape or sexual assault.

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Supporting adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault: clinical pathway
Summary Sheet of Taskforce Outputs

Summary Sheet of Taskforce Outputs

The Adult Clinical Pathway provides information about the healthcare and forensic medical examination for victims of rape or sexual assault; the steps that should be followed by the clinician undertaking the examination; and the requirements for follow up care and ongoing support. Further information about the purpose of this document can be found in section 1.1.

Information about the requirements for NHS healthcare and forensic medical examination (FME) facilities in the territorial NHS Health Boards in Scotland is provided in the Health Board Service Specification[1].

The findings of the healthcare, FME and follow up assessment will be captured with the National Form. The National Form contains a healthcare element and a forensic element. All Health Boards should adopt the National Form into their clinical practice for forensic medical examinations for victims of rape or sexual assault. In addition to the National Form, a national adult data set has been developed. For more information, please refer to Appendix D.


Contact

Email: CMOTaskforce.Secretariat@gov.scot