The FFLM

News for Medico-Legal Advisers

3rd Annual SARC Best Practice Day

5th September 2015

Date submitted : 2015-06-01

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 available here.

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

    19th August 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-08-19

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


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

    24th July 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-07-24 | Filed under : Medico-Legal Advisers

    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 in police custody. In particular, the FFLM believes that it is essential that the review must closely examine the current variable nature of healthcare professionals working in this field and the need for appropriate qualifications and training for such healthcare professionals which have been defined by the FFLM, in partnership with the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses and the College of Paramedics.

    The review is very timely and should examine these matters in the light of the imminent transfer of responsibility of custodial care from the Home Office to the National Health Service. The FFLM is concerned that an already degraded healthcare system may worsen, rather than improve unless a realistic assessment of the needs of this vulnerable patient group are properly addressed and funded.

    The FFLM considers that the proposed review is an ideal opportunity to raise the support for a system of healthcare in police custody which will reduce the risks of serious untoward events and avoidable deaths.

    The FFLM welcomes the opportunity to assist the review. Ends.


    Royal Society of Medicine – Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Meeting

    19th and 20th June 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-29

    Dr Eddie Josse is retiring after 50 years as a Forensic Medical Examiner with the Metropolitan Police Service.

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    Annual Conference Photographs Released

    15th June 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-06-15

    The FFLM Annual Conference was held in Bournemouth on May 1-2, 2015. Images of speakers and delegates can be seen here. All images are provided by kind permission of Eric Jenkins of the British Institute of Professional Photography (www.bipp.com).


    FFLM Guidelines: Acute behavioural disturbance: guidelines on management in police custody

    29th May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-29

    The FFLM is currently reviewing the above guidance and would value the assistance of a psychiatrist who has expertise and experience of managing rapid tranquillisation in adults to help in this review.

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    Annual Conference - Bournemouth - 2015

    29th May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-29

    The Annual Conference saw the inauguration of Dr Jason Payne-James as Faculty President (shown below receiving the President’s badge of office from outgoing President, Dr Victoria Evans). Also taking office were Dr Michael Wilks (Registrar) and Dr Daniel Haines (Treasurer), taking over from respectively Dr Peter Schutte and Dr Mike Devlin.

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    Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health – 2nd Edition – Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse (

    20th May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-29

    Dr Sheila Paul, Dr Linda Teebay and Professor Ian Wall were among FFLM contributors to the new edition of ‘The Purple Book’ who attended the launch on 20th May 2015 at the RCPCH.

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    The FFLM draws members' attention to the series of webinars supporting the launch of the 2nd Edition of 'Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse'

    13th May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-13

    The FFLM draws members' attention to the series of webinars to support the imminent launch of the 2nd Edition of 'Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse'.

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    Forensics: The Anatomy Of Crime - The Wellcome Collection, London - until 21st June 2015

    13th May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-13

    The exhibition - 'Forensics: the anatomy of crime’ - at the Wellcome Collection explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine.

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    The 4th International Workshop in Clinical Forensic Medicine - Montpellier

    May 11th and 12th 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-29

    FFLM members are involved in a wide variety of workstreams. Professor Margaret Stark, recently appointed Chair of the FFLM Forensic Science Sub-Committee attended this workshop.

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    Annual Conference 2015 and Inauguration of New Officers

    7th May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-07

    The Annual Conference of the FFLM was held in Bournemouth on 1st and 2nd May 2015 on a theme of vulnerability.

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    FFLM Healthcare of Detainees Press Release

    1st May 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-05-01

    The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine notes the concerns raised within the BBC news report (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32492773).

    Download the press release


    FFLM Election Results!

    31st March 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-03-31
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    Learning the Lessons Bulletin 23

    26th March 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-03-26

    Issues covered in this bulletin include detention under s.136, risk assessment, handling those who are drunk and incapable or under the influence of alcohol, and much more.

    Click here to download the bulletin.


    Legal Aid Anomaly

    26th March 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-03-26

    FFLM has co-signed a letter to the Times regarding Legal Aid.


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    Appointment of Deputy Chief Examiner - Medico-legal Advisers

    11th March 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-03-11 | Filed under : Medico-Legal Advisers
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    Educational Supervisors

    11th March 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-03-11
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    Chair of the FFLM CPD subcommittee

    11th February 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-02-11
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    FFLM Election Results

    28th January 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-01-28
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    Proposed Amendments to Standing Orders

    20th January 2015

    Date submitted : 2015-01-20

    The Board wishes to amend the Standing Orders to take account of the fact that almost all communication with the FFLM is now electronic.

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    FFLM Training and Education subcommittee - new members needed!

    11th November 2014

    Date submitted : 2014-11-11
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    World Forensic Festival News

    20th October 2014

    Date submitted : 2014-10-20
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    FFLM Elections

    8th October 2014

    Date submitted : 2014-10-08

    Fellows and Members are invited to submit nominations for the following FFLM posts:

    • Registrar
    • Treasurer
    • Ordinary Board Member

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    Applications now invited for the Licentiate level membership of the FFLM

    8th September 2014

    Date submitted : 2014-09-10
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    FFLM Fellowship Committee - new members needed!

    3rd September 2014

    Date submitted : 2014-09-03
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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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    Appointment of Deputy Chief Examiner - Medico-legal Advisers

    8th August 2014

    Date submitted : 2014-05-27 | Filed under : Medico-Legal Advisers
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.



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

    26th July 2011

    Date submitted : 2011-07-26 | Filed under : Medico-Legal Advisers

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


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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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    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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    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.

    Read more...


    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.

    Read FFLM Press Release...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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.

    Download North Review Report   

    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
    Read More...   

    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.


    Download np-SAD Spring 2010 update   

    FFLM Elections 2010 - Results

    14th April 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-04-14
    Read More...   

    FFLM Annual General Meeting

    6th April 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-04-06
    Read More...   

    Responding to violence against women and children – the role of the NHS

    15th March 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-03-15
    Read More...   

    The North Review of Drink and Drug Driving

    23rd February 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-02-23
    Read More...   

    Learning the Lessons - Bulletin 9

    19th February 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-02-19
    Read More...   

    New Faculty Documents Published Today

    12th February 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-02-12
    Read More...   

    Proposed amendments to FFLM Standing Orders

    3rd February 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-02-03
    Read More...   

    Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Police Custody

    3rd February 2010

    Date submitted : 2010-02-22
    Read More...   

    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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    Professor Ralph Lawrence OBE

    22nd December 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-12-22
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    Sexual Offences Forum – Expressions of Interest

    22nd June 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-06-23
    Read More...   

    Learning The Lessons - Bulletin 7

    19th June 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-06-19
    Read More...   

    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...   

    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
    Read More...   

    Election of two Ordinary Members of the Board of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine

    15th April 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-04-15
    Read More...   

    Warning regarding heroin misusers

    12th March 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-03-12
    Read More...   

    Learning the Lessons Bulletin 6

    25th February 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-02-25
    Read More...   

    FFLM Research Subcommittee

    12th February 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-02-12
    Read More...   

    The Life and Times of a Forensic Physician - A Tribute to Dr Michael Knight

    10th February 2009

    Date submitted : 2009-02-11
    Read More...   

    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.


    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
    Read More...   

    BASPCAN Congress Call for Abstracts

    16th December 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-12-18
    Read More...   

    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.

    Download forms   

    Learning The Lessons

    23rd October 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-10-24
    Read More...   

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

    15th October 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-10-16
    Read More...   

    FFLM Conference Questionnaire

    8th August 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-08-12
    Read More...   

    Proposal to amend Standing Orders

    11th July 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-07-11
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    Appraisal Questionnaire

    29th April 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-04-29
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    Changes to PACE Codes of Practice

    7th February 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-02-07
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    FFLM Annual Conference

    16th January 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-01-16

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


    New documents in FFLM library

    9th January 2008

    Date submitted : 2008-01-09
    Read More...   

    Michael Knight

    6th November 2007

    Date submitted : 2007-11-06
    Read More...   

    Consultation on draft revised Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice

    5th November 2007

    Date submitted : 2007-11-05
    Read More...   

    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
    Read More...   

    Consultation on Proposed Changes to NSPIS

    1st October 2007

    Date submitted : 2007-10-01
    Read More...   

    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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