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Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Format

Practice

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

June 6, 2018

Updated

June 6, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Kathryn Leask, MDU medico-legal adviser, discusses safeguarding vulnerable adults in primary care. Key learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals include types of abuse, good safeguarding practice, raising concerns, and allegations about other healthcare professionals.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Be aware of legislation relevant to safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Recall signs of abuse including physical, sexual and psychological abuse
  • Recall elements of good safeguarding practice
  • Know what steps to take if they have concerns
  • Understand what to do if they have concerns about another healthcare professional
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Kathryn Leask
    MDU medico-legal adviser
    UK

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    This article is provided by the MDU

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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