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Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Safeguarding vulnerable adults



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 6, 2018


January 18, 2019

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.

This article forms part of the MDU's Safe, ethical practice learning plan worth 4.5 CPD credits.

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


    This article is provided by the MDU


    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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