Clinical Guidance

This page has all the latest versions of the Clinical Guidelines produced by the MCN Clinical Guidelines group. These are available here as read only PDF files and the master copies are held by the MCN office. For Professional Training Guidance for Implants and Cervical Screening please click here.



PLEASE NOTE: DURING PERIODS OF SERVICE DISRUPTION DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, THESE GUIDELINES MAY NOT BE KEPT FULLY UP TO DATE WITH REGARDS TO CLINICAL PROCEDURAL MATTERS. PLEASE READ THEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR LOCAL COVID GUIDANCE
  • Bacterial Vaginosis Guideline

     | Date created: Thu 18 Jul 2019 | File Size: 96 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Bacterial Vaginosis Guideline Version 4.1 Review Date May 2021

  • Balanitis Guideline

     | Date created: Fri 24 Aug 2018 | File Size: 56 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Balanitis Guideline Version 3.1 Review Date February 2020

  • Candidiasis Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 17 Jun 2020 | File Size: 111 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Candidiasis Guideline Version 8.1 Review Date September 2024

  • Chlamydia Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 17 Jun 2020 | File Size: 165 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Chlamydia Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date September 2023

  • Combined Hormonal Contraception Guideline

     | Date created: Thu 18 Jun 2020 | File Size: 326 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland CHC Guideline Version 7.1 Review date February 2022

  • Contraception and Substance Misuse Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 27 Aug 2019 | File Size: 54 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Contraception and Substance Misuse Guideline Version 1.1 Review Date November 2020

  • Diaphragms Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 13 Nov 2019 | File Size: 73 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Diaphragms Guideline Final 5.1 Review Date August 2021

  • Emergency Contraception Guideline

     | Date created: Thu 29 Aug 2019 | File Size: 241 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Emergency Contraception Guideline Version 6.2 Review Date February 2021

  • Epididymo-Orchitis Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 13 Nov 2019 | File Size: 77 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Epididymo-Orchitis Guideline Final 6 1 Review Date November 2021

  • Failed Contraceptive Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 26 Feb 2019 | File Size: 41 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Failed Contraceptive Guideline Version 5.1 Review Date February 2021

  • Gonorrhoea Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 13 Nov 2019 | File Size: 89 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Gonorrhoea Guideline Version Final 3.2 Review Date November 2021

  • Hepatitis B Vaccination Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 16 Jan 2019 | File Size: 64 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Hepatitis B Vaccination Guideline Version 4.1 Review Date August 2020

  • Herpes Guideline

     | Date created: Thu 10 Jan 2019 | File Size: 88 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Genital Herpes Guideline Version 4.1 Review Date February 2020

  • Injectable Contraception Guideline

     | Date created: Fri 24 Aug 2018 | File Size: 85 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Injectable Contraception Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date May 2020

  • IUD Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 17 Jun 2020 | File Size: 183 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland IUD Guideline Version 9.1 Review Date September 2023

  • IUS Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 17 Jun 2020 | File Size: 229 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland IUS Guideline Version 9.1 Review Date September 2023

  • Molluscum Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 26 Feb 2019 | File Size: 46 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Molluscum Guideline Version 6 1 Review Date February 2021

  • Natural Family Planning Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 27 Aug 2019 | File Size: 52 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Natural Family Planning Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date May 2021

  • PEPSE Risk Assessment

     | Date created: Fri 24 May 2019 | File Size: 161 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Risk Assessment for PEPSE Version 2.1 Review Date May 2021

  • POP Guideline

     | Date created: Thu 18 Jul 2019 | File Size: 70 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland POP Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date May 2021

  • Preconception Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 13 Nov 2019 | File Size: 157 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Preconception Guideline Final 2.1 Review Date August 2021

  • Pregnancy and STIs Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 13 Nov 2019 | File Size: 110 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Pregnancy and STIs Guideline Final 4.1 Review Date November 2021

  • Progestegon Only Implant

     | Date created: Wed 19 Dec 2018 | File Size: 80 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Progestegon Only Implant Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date August 2020

  • Public Lice Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 26 Feb 2019 | File Size: 55 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Pubic Lice Guideline Version 6.1 Review Date February 2021

  • Quick Start Contraception Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 17 Jun 2020 | File Size: 143 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Quick Start Contraception Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date May 2024

  • Scabies Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 26 Feb 2019 | File Size: 54 kb 

    Description: West Of Scotland Scabies Guideline Version 5.1 Review Date February 2021

  • Sex Assault Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 19 Dec 2018 | File Size: 80 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Sex Assault Guideline Version 6 1 Currently under review

  • Syphilis Guideline

     | Date created: Thu 29 Aug 2019 | File Size: 189 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Syphilis Guideline Version 5.1 Review Date November 2020

  • Syphilis Guideline Appendix Letter West of Scotland

     | Date created: Mon 08 Nov 2010 | File Size: 33 kb 

    Description: WOS Syphilis Guideline Appendix Letter (September 10).doc

  • Trichomonas Vaginalis Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 26 Feb 2019 | File Size: 72 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Trichomonas Vaginalis Guideline Version 5.1 Review Date November 2020

  • UTI Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 22 Oct 2019 | File Size: 54 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland UTI Guideline Version 2.2 Review Date February 2020

  • Warts Guideline

     | Date created: Wed 17 Jun 2020 | File Size: 177 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland External Anogenital Warts Guideline Version 7.1 Review Date September 2023

  • Young People Common STIs & Other Genital Infections Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 29 Oct 2019 | File Size: 191 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland YP Common STIs Other Genital Infections in 13-15 yrs Version 4.1 Review Date November 2020

  • Young People who are Sexually Active Guideline

     | Date created: Tue 27 Aug 2019 | File Size: 203 kb 

    Description: West of Scotland Young People who are Sexually Active Guideline Version 2.1 Review Date November 2020

  • z: PROCEDURE FOR BRANDING, DISTRIBUTING & VERSION CONTROL OF WOS PROTOCOLS.pdf

     | Date created: Wed 01 Oct 2014 | File Size: 134 kb 

    Description: WOS Procedure Document

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