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FFLM Examinations - Applications Open!

22nd August 2014

Date submitted : 2014-08-22
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Update from the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

20th August 2014

Date submitted : 2014-08-20
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Doctors’ duty of trust is inviolable

12th August 2014

Date submitted : 2014-08-13

The BMA and FFLM have written to the Guardian following Sunday's article on police access to medical records without consent.


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CAS Alert - Ebola

5th August 2014

Date submitted : 2014-08-05
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New President of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine is elected

4th August 2014

Date submitted : 2014-08-04
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Hard Work is No Accident

31st July 2014

Date submitted : 2014-08-04
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 21: Taser

22nd July 2014

Date submitted : 2014-07-22
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Application to be a Medico-Legal Advisor (MLA) Examiner for the Membership Examination of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (MFFLM)

18th July 2014

Date submitted : 2014-07-18
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Presidential Election 2014

1st July 2014

Date submitted : 2014-06-04

Fellows and Members are invited to submit nominations for the office of President.

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FFLM Mental Health Lead

24th June 2014

Date submitted : 2014-06-24 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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FFLM Representative - RCGP Stakeholder Group for Domestic Violence

27th May 2014

Date submitted : 2014-05-27 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine Conference puts the spotlight on human rights and torture

12th May 2014

Date submitted : 2014-05-12
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Update on Revalidation and Appraisal

8th May 2014

Date submitted : 2014-05-08
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Press Release: New Licentiate level membership introduced by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine

7th May 2014

Date submitted : 2014-05-07
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Licentiate (GFM) examination leads

11th April 2014

Date submitted : 2014-04-11 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff
Intercollegiate Document 3rd Edition

7th April 2014

Date submitted : 2014-04-03
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FFLM Fellowship Committee - new members needed!

1st April 2014

Date submitted : 2014-04-01
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The Unspeakable Crime: Rape nominated for Royal Television Society Award

19th March 2014

Date submitted : 2014-03-19
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Update on Revalidation

7th March 2014

Date submitted : 2014-03-07
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Child Protection - Information Sharing Project Newsletter (Winter 2013-14)

24th February 2014

Date submitted : 2014-02-24

Click here to download this newsletter from the Health & Social Care Information Centre.



FFLM CPD Subcommittee - new members needed!

20th February 2014

Date submitted : 2014-02-19
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FFLM Curriculum Subcommittee – Working Parties

14th February 2014

Date submitted : 2014-02-14
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Dr Davinder Kapur receives MBE in 2014 Honours List

11th February 2014

Date submitted : 2014-02-11
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Diploma of Legal Medicine

5th February 2014

Date submitted : 2014-02-05
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FFLM Response to Falling Short: The Met’s healthcare of detainees in custody report by the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee

30th January 2014

Date submitted : 2014-01-30
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Chair of the FFLM Research Subcommittee

23rd January 2014

Date submitted : 2014-01-23
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 20

17th January 2014

Date submitted : 2014-01-17

Bulletin 20 includes carrying out checks on mobile devices; dealing with a request for a welfare check, dealing with historic child abuse offences and more. Click here to download Bulletin 20.



Members' Papers

14th January 2014

Date submitted : 2014-01-14
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Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspects of Sexual Assault (DFCASA)
Transfer of responsibility for the DFCASA

8th January 2014

Date submitted : 2014-01-08 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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FFLM Election

6th January 2014

Date submitted : 2013-12-20
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FFLM welcomes additional funding for mental health nurses in police stations and courts

6th January 2014

Date submitted : 2014-01-06
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Dr Catherine White receives an OBE in the 2014 Honours List

31st December 2013

Date submitted : 2013-12-31
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FFLM supports recommendations by independent panel at Centre for rape victims

30th December 2013

Date submitted : 2013-12-30
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GFM Licentiate Lead

6th December 2013

Date submitted : 2013-12-03 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Deputy Chief Examiner for General Forensic Medicine

6th December 2013

Date submitted : 2013-12-03 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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An Operating Model for Liaison and Diversion Services across England

4th December 2013

Date submitted : 2013-12-04 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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NICE committee recruitment - Clinical Guideline Rapid Updates Standing Committee B (pilot programme)

27th November 2013

Date submitted : 2013-11-28

NICE is currently recruiting for standing committee members for a Clinical Guideline Rapid Updates Standing Committee. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6th December 2013. All queries regarding the recruitment should be directed to Susannah.moon@nice.org.uk.

Visit the NICE website for further information.



Tackling FGM in the UK - Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting

26th November 2013

Date submitted : 2013-11-26

A unique coalition of Royal Colleges, trade unions and Equality Now have launched the report, Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting at the House of Commons. This ground-breaking report and collaboration recognises that implementing a comprehensive multi-agency action plan is urgently required to ensure that young girls at risk of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are protected by the existing UK legal framework (which has been in place since 1985).



FFLM Revalidation Committee - new members needed!

12th November 2013

Date submitted : 2013-11-12
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Greater London Authority Police and Crime Committee - Webcast

17th October 2013

Date submitted : 2013-10-17
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FFLM Lead on Clinical Informatics

8th October 2013

Date submitted : 2013-10-02
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Specialty guidance on supporting information for revalidation – your feedback required

3rd October 2013

Date submitted : 2013-10-03
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Message from the FFLM President on the GMC non-responders letter

26th September 2013

Date submitted : 2013-09-26
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Press Release: Recommendations - Taser®: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to Taser® Discharge

24th September 2013

Date submitted : 2013-09-20

Update: Click here to listen to BBC Radio 4's "The Report" on Taser® (first broadcast on 19 Sept 2013).


Update 25/10/13: The Health Effects of Conducted Energy Weapons has been published by the Council of Canadian Academies.


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NHS Revalidation Support Team Surveys

24th September 2013

Date submitted : 2013-09-24
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Vacancy for a part-time administrator at FFLM

23rd September 2013

Date submitted : 2013-09-23
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Latest newsletter from the Forensic Science Regulator

20th August 2013

Date submitted : 2013-08-20
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Bulletin of the thirteenth Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody Meeting

2nd August 2013

Date submitted : 2013-08-01
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E-bulletin from the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody

2nd August 2013

Date submitted : 2013-08-01
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Coroner reforms go live

25th July 2013

Date submitted : 2013-07-25
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Medical Device Alert: HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator manufactured by Philips Healthcare (MDA/2013/052)

17th July 2013

Date submitted : 2013-07-17

Visit the MHRA website for further details.



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

27th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-27

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


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News from the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody - June 2013

27th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-27
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Revalidation News Bulletin

21st June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-21
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Joint inspection report - The use of police custody as a place of safety for people with mental health needs (Section 136)

20th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-20
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Appointment of Deputy Chief Examiner (GFM)

17th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-17 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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New Standards for the Healthcare of Children and Young People in Secure Settings

14th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-14
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2013 Initiatives for the Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine

11th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-11
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Income tax relief in respect of annual membership subscriptions

10th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-07
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BBC1 Documentary The Unspeakable Crime: Rape

5th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-04
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New President of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine is elected

4th June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-04

Click here to read the press release.



CALL FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS FOR ANONYMOUS ONLINE SURVEY

3rd June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-03 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Tetanus in people who inject drugs

3rd June 2013

Date submitted : 2013-06-03 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 19

28th May 2013

Date submitted : 2013-05-28

Bulletin 19 covers misuse of police force systems, abuse of powers to perpetrate sexual violence, supervision, vetting and more. Click here to download Bulletin 19.



Chair of the FFLM Research Subcommittee

21st May 2013

Date submitted : 2013-05-21
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The Diploma in Legal Medicine

20th May 2013

Date submitted : 2013-05-20
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Module Editors for the FFLM e-learning courses

7th May 2013

Date submitted : 2013-05-01
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FFLM Chief Examiner

5th April 2013

Date submitted : 2013-03-25
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Intercollegiate Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings
Consultation now open

21st February 2013

Date submitted : 2013-02-21
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Forensic Science Subcommittee - applications invited for two posts

18th February 2013

Date submitted : 2013-02-18 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 18

12th February 2013

Date submitted : 2013-02-12

Bulletin 18, published in February 2013, focuses on handling historic DNA samples. Download Bulletin 18 here.



FFLM Election Results

11th February 2013

Date submitted : 2013-02-11
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Proposed Amendments to Standing Orders

6th February 2013

Date submitted : 2013-02-04
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Members' papers

4th February 2013

Date submitted : 2013-02-04
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Revalidation News Bulletin

30th January 2013

Date submitted : 2013-01-28
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Report on the care of suspected internal drug traffickers published

28th January 2013

Date submitted : 2013-01-28
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Call for Papers and Workshop: Literature review on the Effects that Access and Exposure to Pornography has on Children and Young People

23rd January 2013

Date submitted : 2013-01-23
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Bulletin 18 January 2013

21st January 2013

Date submitted : 2013-01-21
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FFLM Elections 2013

7th January 2013

Date submitted : 2013-01-02
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Forensic Science Regulator Newsletter 20

3rd January 2013

Date submitted : 2013-01-03

Click here to download the latest FSR newsletter.



Research on witnessing other people's trauma

21st December 2012

Date submitted : 2012-12-21
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CESR Application For Specialist Registration

10th December 2012

Date submitted : 2012-12-10
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MFFLM Part 2 Examination - Applications Open

9th November 2012

Date submitted : 2012-11-09

Applications are now being accepted for the Part 2 Exam on 4 & 5 April 2013. For further information, please visit the MFFLM Page.



FFLM Bulletin, 5 November 2012

5th November 2012

Date submitted : 2012-11-05
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FFLM as a designated body

8th October 2012

Date submitted : 2012-10-08
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Revalidation News Bulletin

10th September 2012

Date submitted : 2012-09-10
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MGDD Forms

31st August 2012

Date submitted : 2012-08-31 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Be aware of swine flu in patients returning from US

24th August 2012

Date submitted : 2012-08-24 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 17

14th August 2012

Date submitted : 2012-08-14
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Reminding doctors to 'make their connection'

13th August 2012

Date submitted : 2012-08-13
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Presidential Election

6th August 2012

Date submitted : 2012-08-06
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The FFLM as a Designated Body

19th July 2012

Date submitted : 2012-07-19
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HPA asks GPs for early warning of Olympic public health threats

18th July 2012

Date submitted : 2012-07-18
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Appointment of 2 Assistant Academic Deans

16th July 2012

Date submitted : 2012-07-16

The Faculty is seeking to appoint two Assistant Academic Deans

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FFLM Membership Renewal

12th July 2012

Date submitted : 2012-07-12
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Revalidation: Guidance on Supporting Information

9th July 2012

Date submitted : 2012-07-09
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Presidential Election 2012

6th July 2012

Date submitted : 2012-06-29

Fellows and Members are invited to submit nominations for the office of President.

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New documents in the FFLM Library

28th June 2012

Date submitted : 2012-06-28

Several documents have been published in the last few weeks...

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FFLM Baby!

25th June 2012

Date submitted : 2012-06-25

A huge congratulations to our lovely accounts and subscriptions administrator Toni and her husband Rob! Jake Owen Nichols was born in the wee hours of 20 June 2012. Well done Toni!



FFLM rep on Working Party of the RCGP Secure Environments Group

6th June 2012

Date submitted : 2012-06-06

The FFLM is looking to appoint a representative to join a working group as part of the RCGP Secure Environments Group...


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Domperidone: small risk of serious ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death

29th May 2012

Date submitted : 2012-05-29

Some epidemiological studies have shown that domperidone may be associated with a small increased risk of serious ventricular arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death.

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

29th May 2012

Date submitted : 2012-05-29 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners

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

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The Times Letter to the Editor - Medical experts in criminal courts

10th May 2012

Date submitted : 2012-05-22
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Learning the Lessons Bulletin 16

19th April 2012

Date submitted : 2012-04-19
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Congratulations to successful MFFLM Candidates 2012

18th April 2012

Date submitted : 2012-05-14
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FFLM Board Election Results

11th April 2012

Date submitted : 2012-04-11
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Specialty Advisers for Appraisal and Revalidation

24th February 2012

Date submitted : 2012-02-24

The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) is seeking to appoint Specialty Advisers for Appraisal and Revalidation.


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Public Liability Insurance

8th February 2012

Date submitted : 2012-02-08
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Proposed amendments to FFLM Standing Orders

7th February 2012

Date submitted : 2012-02-07
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Police Restraint

31st January 2012

Date submitted : 2012-01-31
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Election of One Ordinary Member of the Board

6th January 2012

Date submitted : 2011-12-22
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Revalidation Update

21st December 2011

Date submitted : 2012-04-02
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Where is your line? Havens video wins 4 gongs

19th December 2011

Date submitted : 2011-12-19
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FFLM Conference 2012 Members' Papers and Poster Presentations

30th November 2011

Date submitted : 2011-11-29
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The management of substance misuse detainees in police custody: updated guidelines

22nd November 2011

Date submitted : 2011-11-22

CR169: Substance Misuse Detainees In Police Custody: Guidelines for Clinical Management (4th edition) is available online.



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FFLM Services Questionnaire - Results

15th November 2011

Date submitted : 2011-11-15
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Online CPD Diary for FFLM members

7th November 2011

Date submitted : 2011-11-07

The FFLM has developed an online system for use by FFLM members who wish to keep a formal record of their CPD activities and track their progress towards achieving the amount and mix of CPD recommended for doctors working in the fields of forensic and legal medicine.

For further information on how to access the CPD diary, please read the CPD Diary User Guide



Guardian: Rapists escaping justice because police surgeons not up to the job, say critics

4th October 2011

Date submitted : 2011-10-04

Outsourced and inadequate forensic examinations are resulting in prosecutions being dropped, claim senior doctors

Read today's Guardian article


New route to FFLM Membership for Medical Coroners and Forensic Pathologists

11th August 2011

Date submitted : 2011-08-01
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FFLM Bulletin

22nd July 2011

Date submitted : 2011-07-22

Includes Quality Standards in Forensic Medicine for Healthcare Professionals.


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Conference Secretary

18th July 2011

Date submitted : 2011-07-18
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FFLM Treasurer Election – Results!

27th June 2011

Date submitted : 2011-06-23
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MFFLM Part 1 - applications now open

15th June 2011

Date submitted : 2011-06-15

Visit the MFFLM page for further details.



Invitation to apply for the post of FFLM Conference Secretary

9th June 2011

Date submitted : 2011-06-08
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FFLM appoints Acting Treasurer

6th June 2011

Date submitted : 2011-06-03
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FFLM Curricula

31st May 2011

Date submitted : 2011-05-31
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Workplace-Based Assessment (WPBA) Lead

27th May 2011

Date submitted : 2011-05-27
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Primary Care Commissioning

27th May 2011

Date submitted : 2011-05-27

If you are aware that your Force is definitely going to be taking part in a Primary Care Commissioning Pilot for custodial healthcare, please could you inform the FFLM office?

Please send an email to info@fflm.ac.uk.



Election of the Treasurer

23rd May 2011

Date submitted : 2011-05-20
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Invitation to apply for the post of Acting Treasurer

23rd May 2011

Date submitted : 2011-05-23
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FFLM Representation - The Protection and Care of Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Children in the UK

18th May 2011

Date submitted : 2011-05-18
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Appointment of Deputy Chief Examiner

21st April 2011

Date submitted : 2011-04-21 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Appointment of Chief Examiner

19th April 2011

Date submitted : 2011-04-06 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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FFLM initiative equips health professionals to spot abuse

29th March 2011

Date submitted : 2011-03-28
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Congratulations

25th March 2011

Date submitted : 2011-03-25
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New BASHH guidelines: UK National Guidelines on The Management of Adult & Adolescent Complainants of Sexual Assault 2011

23rd March 2011

Date submitted : 2011-03-23

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV have updated their guidance on the Management of Adult and Adolescent Complainants of Sexual Assault which can be accessed via the BASHH website.



FFLM Election Results

18th March 2011

Date submitted : 2011-03-18
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FFLM Annual Conference programme & booking form now available!

14th March 2011

Date submitted : 2011-03-14

The preliminary programme and booking form for the FFLM Annual Conference on 13 and 14 May are now available on the events page.


Survey on the Role of the GMC in CPD

14th March 2011

Date submitted : 2011-03-14

FFLM members are asked to complete the General Medical Council survey on the role of the GMC in CPD.

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Set rigorous medical standards for children’s sake, urges FFLM

24th February 2011

Date submitted : 2011-02-23

Unless doctors who carry out forensic medical examinations – on possible child victims and suspects of sexual assault – are trained to high standards, then signs of sexual or physical abuse could go undetected and assailants could walk free, Professor Wall will tell the largest UK medical conference on the subject, being held in Manchester.

View the full FFLM Press Release




Proposed amendments to FFLM Standing Orders

11th February 2011

Date submitted : 2011-02-11
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Election of one ordinary member of the Board

10th January 2011

Date submitted : 2011-01-05
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Election of the Academic Dean

6th January 2011

Date submitted : 2011-01-05
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RCGP Secure Environments Group - FFLM Representative

6th January 2011

Date submitted : 2011-01-06 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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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




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.
Read more about the MFFLM Examination...


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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Professor Ralph Lawrence OBE

22nd December 2009

Date submitted : 2009-12-22
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President's Diary

18th December 2009

Date submitted : 2009-12-18

Visit the Faculty Officers page to see the latest from the President's Diary.


FFLM Annual Conference 2010

19th November 2009

Date submitted : 2009-11-19

The programme for the 2010 Annual Conference is now available. Please visit the event page for further details.


Learning the Lesson Quick-time bulletin

27th October 2009

Date submitted : 2009-10-27
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Newsletter - October 2009

22nd October 2009

Date submitted : 2009-10-22

The newsletter is now available to download - Click here.


Learning The Lessons - Bulletin 8

15th October 2009

Date submitted : 2009-10-15
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President's Diary

19th August 2009

Date submitted : 2009-08-19

Visit the Faculty Officers page to see the latest from the President's Diary.


FFLM Annual Conference 2010 – request for members’ papers

13th August 2009

Date submitted : 2009-08-13
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The Society of Apothecaries of London - Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspects of Sexual Assault (DipFCASA)

28th July 2009

Date submitted : 2009-07-28 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Appraisal Documents

14th July 2009

Date submitted : 2009-07-15

The Revalidation Committee has produced a set of appraisal documents which are now available to members. You must be logged to access them.
Go to the Revalidation page to download the documents.


Learning the Lessons - Quick Time Bulletin

7th July 2009

Date submitted : 2009-07-07
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FFLM / NPIA Course for Forensic Physicians - review

25th June 2009

Date submitted : 2009-06-25 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Sexual Offences Forum – Expressions of Interest

22nd June 2009

Date submitted : 2009-06-23
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Learning The Lessons - Bulletin 7

19th June 2009

Date submitted : 2009-06-19
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Membership Examination (MFFLM)

18th June 2009

Date submitted : 2009-04-20

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Please visit the MFFLM Examination page for more information.


Interrogating detainees

8th June 2009

Date submitted : 2009-06-08

Click the links below to read the Faculty's response to the recent BMJ article.

BMJ Article
Faculty Response

New This Week!

2nd June 2009

Date submitted : 2009-06-02
Read more about the latest additions to the website...   

New documents available in the Library

19th May 2009

Date submitted : 2009-05-19 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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HMIC audit of rape

15th May 2009

Date submitted : 2009-05-15
Read the FFLM Press Release...   

H1N1 resources

15th May 2009

Date submitted : 2009-05-15
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Election of two Ordinary Members of the Board of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine

15th April 2009

Date submitted : 2009-04-15
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Warning regarding heroin misusers

12th March 2009

Date submitted : 2009-03-12
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Clinical Forensic Medicine, Third Edition by W. D. S McLay

12th March 2009

Date submitted : 2009-03-13 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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Guidelines For The Collection Of Forensic Specimens From Complainants And Suspects

4th March 2009

Date submitted : 2009-03-04 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners

This document has been updated - to access the latest version, please log in and go to Publications


Learning the Lessons Bulletin 6

25th February 2009

Date submitted : 2009-02-25
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FFLM Research Subcommittee

12th February 2009

Date submitted : 2009-02-12
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The Life and Times of a Forensic Physician - A Tribute to Dr Michael Knight

10th February 2009

Date submitted : 2009-02-11
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FFLM CONFERENCE 8-9 May - BOOK NOW

28th January 2009

Date submitted : 2009-01-29

Programme and booking information are now available - go to Events for more information.


FMEs and the Metropolitan Police Service

14th January 2009

Date submitted : 2009-01-14 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners

The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine has grave concerns about the current state of the forensic medical service in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) area, where a new contract for service became effective at midnight on 11th January 2009.

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Election of two Ordinary members of the board

5th January 2009

Date submitted : 2009-01-05

Nominations are now closed.

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LLM/MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic and Legal Medicine
Lancashire Law School

16th December 2008

Date submitted : 2008-12-16
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BASPCAN Congress Call for Abstracts

16th December 2008

Date submitted : 2008-12-18
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Call for nominations for learner places on Justice Dual Diagnosis Training Programme

8th December 2008

Date submitted : 2008-12-09

Click the link below to download the document.

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Learning The Lessons

23rd October 2008

Date submitted : 2008-10-24
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Election of the President of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine

15th October 2008

Date submitted : 2008-10-16
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Course in Forensic Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow (Commences October 2008)

8th September 2008

Date submitted : 2008-09-08 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners
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FFLM Conference Questionnaire

8th August 2008

Date submitted : 2008-08-12
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Proposal to amend Standing Orders

11th July 2008

Date submitted : 2008-07-11
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New documents

11th July 2008

Date submitted : 2008-07-11

There are 3 new documents in the FFLM library:
- Consent Form for Photographs Pro-Forma
- Sample Examination Consent Form Pro-Forma
- Acute behavioural disturbance: guidelines on management in police custody

To download these, click on the Publications tab.


Learning the Lessons Bulletin 4

18th June 2008

Date submitted : 2008-06-18
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Roadside Sobriety Testing Of Drug Drivers

18th June 2008

Date submitted : 2008-06-19

This invitation from the Met to attend a 2-day course on FIT/DRT is open to all FMEs nationwide.
For more information, click onto the "Events" tab.


New document:

9th June 2008

Date submitted : 2008-06-09

Go to the "Publications" tab to download this document. This is a study conducted as part of the Prison Reform Trust's, which aims to effect change by exploring and publicising the experiences of people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties who come into contact with the criminal justice system.


New FFLM documents

23rd May 2008

Date submitted : 2008-05-23

Two new documents are available - "Consent from children and young people in police custody in England and Wales", "Managing blood borne virus exposures in custody".
Click the "Publications" tab for more.


Ministry of Justice: Cremation Regulations consultation

22nd May 2008

Date submitted : 2008-05-22

New documents are now available on the "Publications" tab.


Coroner reform documents published

15th May 2008

Date submitted : 2008-05-15
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Changes to Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 Regarding Police Stations as a Place of Safety

7th May 2008

Date submitted : 2008-05-07
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Appraisal Questionnaire

29th April 2008

Date submitted : 2008-04-29
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FFLM Development Course for Forensic Physicians

23rd April 2008

Date submitted : 2008-04-23
Saturday, 13th September 2008
Go to the events page for more information about this event, including agenda and application form.

FFLM Annual Conference

28th March 2008

Date submitted : 2008-03-28

*UPDATED*

Please visit the events page for updated programme and registration form for the conference in Maidstone, Kent, 3rd-6th June 2008.


Please note that the early registration fee ends on the 4th April 2008.


FFLM CONFERENCE   

The Learning the Lessons bulletin

17th March 2008

Date submitted : 2007-11-05
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Ivor Doney

11th February 2008

Date submitted : 2008-02-11
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Changes to PACE Codes of Practice

7th February 2008

Date submitted : 2008-02-07
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Application to be an Examiner for the Membership Examination of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (MFFLM)

31st January 2008

Date submitted : 2008-01-16
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International Association Of Forensic Sciences - Last Call For Papers

31st January 2008

Date submitted : 2008-01-31 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners

Poster sessions are closed; however, the deadline for podium presentations has been extended until February 15, 2008

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FFLM Annual Conference

16th January 2008

Date submitted : 2008-01-16

Conference details are now available on the events page. (3-6 June 2008)


FFLM response to CRFP

11th January 2008

Date submitted : 2008-01-11 | Filed under : Forensic Practitioners

The FFLM response to an article from Mr Alan Kershaw of CRFP. Go to the publications page or click below for a direct link...

Link to CRFP article and FFLM response   

New documents in FFLM library

9th January 2008

Date submitted : 2008-01-09
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Michael Knight

6th November 2007

Date submitted : 2007-11-06
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Consultation on draft revised Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice

5th November 2007

Date submitted : 2007-11-05
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Cremation Regulations – Consolidation and Modernisation: FFLM response

15th October 2007

Date submitted : 2007-10-15

The Faculty's response to the Cremation Regulations consultation document is now available on the publications page.


FFLM meeting minutes/newsletters now available to members

9th October 2007

Date submitted : 2007-10-09
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Consultation on Proposed Changes to NSPIS

1st October 2007

Date submitted : 2007-10-01
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UCD Scholarships and Programme Information

14th August 2007

Date submitted : 2007-08-14
Information on PhD Scholarships and forensic medicine at University College Dublin has been added to the "External Diplomas" page under Accreditation. Read More...   

New Publications Available Now

12th July 2007

Date submitted : 2007-07-12
New documents are now available in Publications. Click "read more" for further details. Read More...   

New Document Additions to Web Site

28th May 2007

Date submitted : 2007-05-30
New documents are available under 'Publications' and 'Accreditation'. Please click the read more link for more information. Read More...   

FFLM First AGM

9th May 2007

Date submitted : 2007-05-09
The First AGM of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians took place on 20 April 2007 with 65 in attendance. The newly elected Fellows received their diplomas from the President, Guy Norfolk, and reports were provided by the Registrar, Treasurer and Editor of the JCFLM that are available on this site. Click the 'Read More' link below to download the reports. Read More...   

Faculty News Letters and Survey Results

9th May 2007

Date submitted : 2007-05-09
Please click the 'Read More' link below to download the Faculty News Letters and Survey Results. Read More...   

New Document Additions to Website

18th April 2007

Date submitted : 2007-04-18
New documents are available under 'Publications'. Please click the read more link for more information. Read More...   

VAT Ruling on Medical Services

18th February 2007

Date submitted : 2007-02-18

Last month, HM Revenue and Customs formally announced that implementation of the VAT ruling on medical services (Dr D'Ambrumenil judgment) will take effect from 1 May 2007, subject to House of Commons approval.

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