1. Publications

    29 January 2016

    The following documents have now been revised and republished on our website: – Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects; – Labelling forensic samples; – Operation procedures and equipment for medical rooms in police stations; – Operation procedures and equipment for medical facilities in victim examination suites or SARCs; – What Happens... Read more

  2. A Decade of the FFLM

    08 January 2016

    In 2016 it is 10 years since the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine was established by the Royal College of Physicians. In that time there have been substantial changes to many of the roles that impact on the FFLM membership. The FFLM has been at the leading edge of defining and raising standards and... Read more

  3. Press Release: FFLM responds to the cancellation of police custodial healthcare transfer to the NHS

    21 December 2015

    Hopes for raised clinical standards and improved patient safety in police custody healthcare have been dashed after the Home Office’s abrupt cancellation of transfer of commissioning to NHS England, according to the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (FFLM). ‘We argued for a delay in transferring both funding and commissioning to the NHS to address... Read more

  4. Inadequate Standards in Custody Healthcare

    08 December 2015

    We would like to share this article by Mr Josh Loeb, from Police Oracle, regarding this extremely important issue: Click here to read the article. You will see Mr Loeb interviewed our President, Dr Jason Payne-James. Note that you will need to register for free before you can read it, but registering is both straightforward... Read more

  5. 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

  6. OSCE practice for candidates

    30 October 2015

    General Forensic Medicine (GFM) This course will take place on Friday 15 January 2016 at Park Crescent Conference Centre in London. A copy of the programme for the day can be downloaded here. Please contact us at forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk to book a... Read more

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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