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Further Information

GP & Primary Care Practitioner

The page contains information to help support colleagues working in primary care with their safeguarding adult responsibilities.

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Domestic Homicide Review: Mary

Learning for primary care

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NEWS | Posted Friday 5th February 2021

Your voice Your decision campaign

A new campaign from the Office of the Public Guardian has been launched which signposts people to information about Lasting Power of Attorney.
The website also provides information on misconceptions about LPAs, real life case studies and guidance on the process.
Click here for Power of Attorney campaign.

Vaccination and Assessing Capacity to Consent

The current Covid-19 climate reminds us of the importance of robust and clear guidance on assessing patient capacity to consent for vaccination.  The Safeguarding Adults National Network (SANN) have produced a useful vaccination assessing capacity to consent form. Download the Vaccination Assessing Capacity to Consent Form here.

The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership have produced an excellent flowchart to help determine a patient’s ability to consent to a vaccination. Download the flow chart here

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Bulletins

Adult Safeguarding Bulletin for Norfolk & Waveney (SPRING 2019)

Adult Safeguarding Bulletin for Norfolk & Waveney (WINTER 2018)(02) - Updated

Adult Safeguarding Bulletin for Norfolk & Waveney (SUMMER 2018) FINALv2

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Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff | Intercollegiate Document 

Safeguarding Adults Intercollegiate Document (AUGUST 2018)

DOREEN A Case for Thought (18.12.2018)V3

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk | Generic policy

This policy has been designed for use by general practice and can be adapt as needed. NSAB would like to thank OneNorwich for their support in developing this document. 

Safeguarding Adults at Risk - General Practice Policy | (Word)
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Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

GP Information Sharing Guide for MARACs

MARAC GP Notification Letter Master

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Mental Capacity 

Health Education England Level 3 Adult Safeguarding Training module on Mental Capacity for the e-learningforhealth platform. Click here for the Mental Capacity e-learningforhealth platform.

Carrying Out and Recording Capacity Assessments | 39 Essex Chambers (June 2020)

This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings an overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of capacity. Its focus is on:

  • how to apply the MCA 2005 principles when assessing capacity; and
  • how to record assessments, primarily in the context of health and welfare decisions

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Safeguarding Adult Reviews - Summaries for GPs

Mr AA SAR Learning Summary (v2 Final) 13-07-2018(3)

Mrs BB SAR Learning Summary (12-07-2018)(2)

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Self-neglect and Hoarding

NSAB SN-H Practitioners Guide JUNE 2018 (FINAL02.1) Published 26 June 2019

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NSAB publicity material for PIP screens (MP4)

Please contact james.butler@norfolk.gov.uk

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NSAB publicity material for PIP screens (JPEG)

Please contact james.butler@norfolk.gov.uk

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NHS England 

Safeguarding Accountability & Assurance Framework (SAAF) (19 August 2019

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Useful articles:

Sharing Reports about Domestic Violence and Abuse With General Practitioners | Katherine Pitt, et al. (2020)  BMC Family Practice.

Dilemma: Patient always attends with suspected abusive partner | A medicolegal adviser and GPs give their advice on how to help a patient with a suspected abusive partner who always accompanies them to appointments. Pulse, 3 September 2018.