1. Press release: FFLM calls for delay to transfer of police custody health care to the NHS

    28 September 2015

    The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (FFLM), in a letter to the Home Secretary, has called for the NHS commissioning and funding of health care in police custody (planned for April 2016) to be delayed. The FFLM believes that current plans set out by NHS England (NHSE) will... Read more

  2. Annual Conference Photographs Released

    15 June 2015

    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... Read more

  3. FFLM Healthcare of Detainees Press Release

    01 May 2015

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

  4. Legal Aid Anomaly

    26 March 2015

    FFLM has co-signed a letter regarding legal aid which was published yesterday in the Times. Sir, The government has repeatedly promised to protect victims of domestic violence and help them to escape abusive relationships, yet legal aid regulations are having the opposite effect, restricting access to legal advice and denying victims justice. Victims – both... Read more

  5. Hard Work is No Accident

    04 August 2014

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr Jason Payne-James, following his admission to the GMC specialist register last year, has been appointed as an Honorary Consultant to St George’s Hospital, London. Dr Payne-James will be working in the accident and emergency department as part of a project to improve the local child safeguarding service... Read more

  6. Dr Davinder Kapur receives MBE in 2014 Honours List

    11 February 2014

    FFLM would like to congratulate Dr Davinder Kapur, Affiliate, for his MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to healthcare in Northern Ireland and... Read more

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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