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Supporting adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault - draft clinical pathway: consultation analysis

An analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft clinical pathway for healthcare professionals working to support adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault.

Supporting adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault - draft clinical pathway: consultation analysis
Consultation on the Clinical Pathways and Guidance for Healthcare Professionals Working to Support Adults who Present Having Experienced Rape or Sexual Assault in Scotland

Consultation on the Clinical Pathways and Guidance for Healthcare Professionals Working to Support Adults who Present Having Experienced Rape or Sexual Assault in Scotland

Following the publication of the draft clinical pathway for adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault in October 2018, Healthcare Improvement Scotland was commissioned by the Scottish Government to hold a 12-week consultation period. We used a wide range of methods to capture comments and feedback. The consultation included one question on the proposed standardised national form.

During the consultation period, 53 responses were received from a variety of stakeholders. All comments on the draft clinical pathway were presented to the Clinical Pathways Subgroup of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)’s Taskforce to improve services for victims of rape and sexual assault. Each comment was considered and responded to by the subgroup. This consultation feedback report includes the comments received, together with the group’s response and any subsequent amendments to the clinical pathway. All comments have been anonymised.

Stakeholder comments were received from:

  • Archway Sexual Assault Referral Centre
  • British Association of Sexual Health and HIV Sexual Violence Special Interest Group
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Dundee City Council
  • Family Planning Association
  • Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre
  • Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • NHS Borders
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Gender Identity Clinical Network Scotland
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Orkney
  • NHS Shetland
  • NHS Tayside
  • Perth and Kinross Rape and Sexual Assault Centre
  • Perth and Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership
  • Police Scotland
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland
  • Rape Crisis Scotland
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • SafeLives
  • SAY Women Service Users
  • Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre
  • Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
  • SEAT People in Police Care
  • South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • South West Scotland Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangement
  • The Law Society of Scotland
  • Victim Support Scotland
  • Women and Girls in Scotland

Acknowledgements

Scottish Government would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who responded and provided feedback during the consultation period.


Contact

Email: CMOtaskforce.secretariat@gov.scot