1. Dr Catherine White receives an OBE in the 2014 Honours List

    31 December 2013

    Dr Catherine White, Sexual Offences Medicine Lead and Deputy Chief Examiner for the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (FFLM) has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to vulnerable people in The Queen’s 2014 New Year’s Honours List. Dr White was formally a Vice President of the FFLM and is... Read more

  2. FFLM supports recommendations by independent panel at Centre for rape victims

    30 December 2013

    The Faculty of Legal and Forensic Medicine (FFLM) has supported fully the recommendations made by an independent investigation panel into the shortfalls in protocols and management at The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre in London’s Whitechapel. The full press release can be downloaded here. Get the report: Investigation into Whitechapel sexual assault referral centre Independent... Read more

  3. Coroner reforms go live

    25 July 2013

    The coroner reforms in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 have today gone live as planned. The Chief Coroner, who is responsible for overseeing the reformed coroner system, has today issued a press notice which is available here: The statutory instruments that enable the reforms are available... Read more

  4. New Standards for the Healthcare of Children and Young People in Secure Settings

    14 June 2013

    Drawn up by a group of Royal Medical Colleges, led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and backed by the Youth Justice Board and UK Children’s Commissioners, these new standards are designed to ensure young people in secure settings receive the care they need to make a real difference to their health... Read more

  5. 2013 Initiatives for the Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine

    11 June 2013

    On behalf of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine, the Publisher and the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jason Payne-James, Elsevier is delighted to inform you about a number of new initiatives that have been introduced to the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Please see below for a list of new and exciting services on offer... Read more

  6. Income tax relief in respect of annual membership subscriptions

    10 June 2013

    We are pleased to announce that the FFLM has been approved by the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 with effect from 6 April 2012. The FFLM’s name will appear in the list of approved bodies, which is due to be updated later... Read more

  7. The Diploma in Legal Medicine

    20 May 2013

    The FFLM is pleased to announce it will introduce a new examination leading to the post-nominals DLM. This will be a knowledge test identical to Part 1 of the FFLM Membership examination, but marked at a slightly lower level. (The MFFLM is equivalent in standard to MRCP.) Entry to the MFFLM examinations is restricted to... Read more

  8. The Times Letter to the Editor – Medical experts in criminal courts

    10 May 2012

    Published in The Times on Thursday 10 May 2012 Medical experts in criminal courts Sir, Michael Bishop’s comments (“No accountability for medical experts”, Letters, May 7) relate to the civil justice system where medical experts rarely give oral evidence and are usually consultants who have been trained and accredited in their specialty. In criminal cases,... Read more

  9. Police Restraint

    31 January 2012

    There will be a talk on police restraint on BBC Radio 4 at 20:00 on Tuesday 31 January Inquests in England are increasingly hearing a new term to explain deaths in police custody: Excited Delirium. It’s a diagnosis with origins in the United States, where it has been associated with consumption of massive doses of... Read more

  10. Where is your line? Havens video wins 4 gongs

    19 December 2011

    A video commissioned with the Havens has made a first in raising awareness of rape and sexual violence. ‘Where is Your Line?’ scooped all 4 awards the British Advertising awards last night. More than any other film. The film was up against films with over a million pound budget, an incredible achievement. It beat the... Read more