1. FFLM Annual Conference 2016

    20 November 2015

    We are pleased to announce that preparations for our 10th Annual Conference are well under way! The Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London will play host to our event on Friday 06 and Saturday 07 May 2016 and will include a range of expert speakers, as well as the Annual General Meeting, David Jenkins... Read more

  2. OSCE practice for candidates

    30 October 2015

    Sexual Offences Medicine (SOM) This course will take place on Wednesday 09 December 2015 at Weetwood Hall in Leeds. A copy of the programme for the day can be downloaded here. Please contact us at forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk to book a place.   General Forensic Medicine (GFM) This course will take place on Friday 15 January 2016 at Park Crescent Conference... Read more

  3. Press release: Doctors, nurses and paramedics working in police custody call for standards to protect patients and avoid miscarriages of justice

    29 October 2015

    Concerns about deaths in police custody and other harms to vulnerable patients have spurred the Faculty of Forensic Medicine (FFLM) at the Royal College of Physicians of London, the UK Association of Forensic Nurses (UKAFN) and the College of Paramedics to jointly demand that healthcare professionals working in police custody possess appropriate qualifications. The three... Read more

  4. Child Safeguarding

    12 October 2015

    The FFLM is pleased to announce that its Annual Child Safeguarding Day will take place on Saturday 24 October 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London. This year, the programme will focus predominantly on the highly topical subjects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), and will approach these... Read more

  5. Press release: FFLM calls for delay to transfer of police custody health care to the NHS

    28 September 2015

    The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (FFLM), in a letter to the Home Secretary, has called for the NHS commissioning and funding of health care in police custody (planned for April 2016) to be delayed. The FFLM believes that current plans set out by NHS England (NHSE) will... Read more

  6. Service specification for the clinical evaluation of children and young people who may have been sexually abused

    18 September 2015

    Following several requests from members to clarify FFLM guidance on the above, we have collaborated with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to produce the new guidance on this subject in order to also comply with best practice, the increasing complexity of child sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation and safeguarding. Importantly, and... Read more

  7. Webinars for Forensic Practitioners

    07 September 2015

    The FFLM is pleased to announce the start of a series of webinars on common topics in General Forensic Medicine. A series of 10 webinars will be given by leading experts in the field and commence on a weekly basis beginning on Thursday 6 August. These webinars are designed for doctors, nurses and paramedics working... Read more

  8. 3rd Annual SARC Best Practice Day

    05 September 2015

    The FFLM is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 3rd Annual SARC Best Practice Day on Sat 5th September 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, London. The programme will be delivered by a range of expert speakers and will cover topics to ensure SARC best practice. The programme is... Read more

  9. Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects.

    19 August 2015

    The above document has now been updated. The next review date is January 2016. Please click here to access... Read more

  10. Press release: Independent review of police custody deaths in England and Wales

    24 July 2015

    The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (FFLM) welcomes the announcement of an Independent Review of Police Custody Deaths in England and Wales announced by the Home Secretary, Theresa May. The FFLM is the Home Office approved institution that sets the standards of healthcare professionals involved in the care of the many vulnerable individuals detained... Read more