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Application to be an Examiner for the Membership Examination of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (MFFLM)

17th December 2010

Date submitted : 2010-12-16

The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) is seeking to appoint additional examiners for the MFFLM.

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Appointment of Chief Examiner

17th December 2010

Date submitted : 2010-12-17

The current Chief Examiner completes her term of office in June 2011 and so the Faculty would like to start the process of appointing a new Chief Examiner.

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Appointment of Deputy Chief Examiners – Two Posts

17th December 2010

Date submitted : 2010-12-17

The current Deputy Chief Examiners for General Forensic Medicine and Medico-Legal Advisors will demit office in June 2011 and so the Faculty would like to start the process for appointing two new Deputy Chief Examiners.

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Election of the Registrar

13th December 2010

Date submitted : 2010-12-10
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Call for members' papers and posters

8th December 2010

Date submitted : 2010-12-08
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Fewer deaths in police custody – don't be complacent, says FFLM

3rd December 2010

Date submitted : 2010-12-03

The steady reduction in deaths in police custody highlighted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is clearly welcome, but no one involved should be complacent, warns the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) today.

View the full IPCC report


View the FFLM Press Release




Summary of Reports and Responses under Rule 43 of the Coroners Rules

29th November 2010

Date submitted : 2010-11-29 | Filed under : Medical Coroners

This is the third report issued by the Ministry of Justice which gives details of details of coroners’ reports and responses received from organisations asked to consider action to prevent future deaths during the period between 1 October 2009 and 31 March 2010.
Visit Ministry of Justice website


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Intercollegiate Safeguarding Children and Young People:
Roles and competences for health care staff

26th November 2010

Date submitted : 2010-11-26

The Intercollegiate document has been published and is available in the FFLM Library.

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Women and children at risk of abuse, says FFLM

25th November 2010

Date submitted : 2010-11-25

Signs of sexual or physical abuse against women and children may go undetected if the doctors who examine them are not adequately trained, says the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) today, following the launch of the DH Action Plan: Improving services for women and child victims of violence.

Linked to this was also a Guardian featured article on the St Mary’s Centre, Manchester: Inside a Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

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Election of the President of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine

18th October 2010

Date submitted : 2010-10-18
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 11: Gender and domestic abuse

15th October 2010

Date submitted : 2010-10-15
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FFLM Autumn Conference - booking deadline extended!

14th September 2010

Date submitted : 2010-09-14

The booking deadline for the FFLM Autumn Conference on Friday 15th October 2010 has been extended until Monday 27 September. Further details about this event including a programme and booking form are available from the events page.


FFLM Newsletter - September 2010

9th September 2010

Date submitted : 2010-09-09

The newsletter is now available to download - Click here.


Diplomas page - updated!

17th August 2010

Date submitted : 2010-08-17

The External Diplomas page has been updated - click here to see information about diplomas and courses in forensic and legal medicine.

Please contact the office if there are any courses that ought to be included on this page.


Two new BMA & FFLM Documents

11th August 2010

Date submitted : 2010-08-11

Go to the FFLM Library to access two documents published today:
- Recommendations for healthcare professionals asked to perform intimate body searches
- Taking blood specimens from incapacitated drivers


MFFLM Examination - what is it like?

20th July 2010

Date submitted : 2010-07-20

Go to the MFFLM page to read about the MFFLM experience for one of last year's candidates.


FFLM Presidential Election 2010

13th July 2010

Date submitted : 2010-05-27
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FFLM on BBC London

5th July 2010

Date submitted : 2010-07-05
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FFLM expresses concern over lack of training of Forensic Physicians

29th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-29

Please see details of a Press Release in relation to this matter.



BMA News Review Article 26 June 2010

29th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-29

Read the President's response to the BMA article.



MFFLM Exam Part 1 - applications open

23rd June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-23

Applications are now open for the 2010 MFFLM Examination to be held on 7 October. The deadline for applications is Friday 13 August.
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Publication of the Report of the Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law

18th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-18

The North Review Report was published on 16 June 2010. Click below to download the report.

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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 10

18th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-18
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FFLM Updates, 18 June 2010

18th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-18
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ACPO: Improving the police service response to those with mental ill health and learning disabilities

15th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-15
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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

14th June 2010

Date submitted : 2010-06-14
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Sexual Assault: A Forensic Clinician's Practice Guide

11th May 2010

Date submitted : 2010-05-11

Click below for details on this new book by Dr Cath White.


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National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths Steering Group
Update on UK drug-related deaths

16th April 2010

Date submitted : 2010-04-16

Please click below to download Drug-related deaths – emerging issues, Spring 2010 update which has been sent to the Department of Health and coroners.


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FFLM Elections 2010 - Results

14th April 2010

Date submitted : 2010-04-14
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FFLM Annual General Meeting

6th April 2010

Date submitted : 2010-04-06
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Responding to violence against women and children – the role of the NHS

15th March 2010

Date submitted : 2010-03-15
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The North Review of Drink and Drug Driving

23rd February 2010

Date submitted : 2010-02-23
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Learning the Lessons - Bulletin 9

19th February 2010

Date submitted : 2010-02-19
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New Faculty Documents Published Today

12th February 2010

Date submitted : 2010-02-12
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Proposed amendments to FFLM Standing Orders

3rd February 2010

Date submitted : 2010-02-03
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Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Police Custody

3rd February 2010

Date submitted : 2010-02-22
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FFLM Elections 2010

5th January 2010

Date submitted : 2009-12-17

Fellows and Members are invited to submit nominations for the following Faculty Offices:

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Application to be an Examiner for the Membership Examination of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (MFFLM)

4th January 2010

Date submitted : 2009-12-31 | Filed under : Medico-Legal Advisers

The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) is seeking to appoint additional examiners for the MFFLM.

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