1. Recently Updated Publications

    30 June 2020

    The FFLM’s Forensic Science Subcommittee (FSSC) met in June 2020 to review and revise, where appropriate, FFLM documents. The following have been amended and are now available: – Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects; – Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainant and suspects – the evidence; –... Read more

  2. Safe and Secure Handling and Supply of Medicines in Sexual Assault Services for Adults and Children

    24 June 2020

    We are pleased to advise that the above document, produced by the FFLM in partnership with the NHS E&I SARC Medicines Management Task and Finish Group and chaired by Prof Ian Wall, has been published. This document describes the safe use and handling of medicines administered or supplied at the SARC and can be viewed... Read more

  3. Updated Publications

    11 May 2020

    The following publications have been reviewed and updated: – Role of the Forensic Pathologist; – Child Safeguarding Summary Referral Pro forma; – Taking Blood Specimens from Incapacitated Drivers; – Recommendations – Child Safeguarding: Information Sharing Guidance for Healthcare Professionals working in Police Custody These can be viewed on our Publications... Read more

  4. Access to PPE and COVID-19

    25 March 2020

    In relation to PPE, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been working closely with NHS England to feedback any issues. The RCP has an online form to collate issues so that these can be resolved ASAP.  Please use this form if you are unable to access appropriate PPE for your... Read more

  5. Publications

    20 March 2020

    New guidance is now available on Non-Fatal Strangulation in Physical and Sexual Assault. The following document has also been revised and republished: Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Medical Examinations: Interim Guidance regarding number of examinations and maintenance of competence. Please visit our Publications page to view... Read more

  6. NSPCC Healthcare Liaison Committee Representative

    25 February 2020

    The FFLM is a member of the NSPCC Health Liaison Committee. This multi-organisation group discusses child protection issues within the healthcare setting and shares best practice for safeguarding children. The FFLM is looking for a representative to sit on the committee. The following information may assist applicants in deciding whether they should apply: The meetings... Read more

  7. New Webinars

    18 February 2020

    We are pleased to announce the addition of three new webinars to our third series on common topics in forensic and legal medicine: – Tuesday 25 February 2020: Forensic Sampling – HCPs working in Sexual Offence Medicine (SOM); – Tuesday 03 March 2020: Forensic Sampling – HCPs working in General Forensic Medicine (GFM); – Tuesday... Read more

  8. Recently Updated Publications

    27 January 2020

    The FFLM’s Forensic Science Subcommittee (FSSC) met in November 2019 to review and revise, where appropriate, FFLM documents. The following have been amended and are now available: – Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects;– – Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainant and suspects – the evidence; –... Read more

  9. Expansion of E-Learning – General Forensic Medicine (GFM)

    18 December 2019

    The FFLM/Ulster University E-learning course was revised and updated in May 2019. The course covers the following FFLM exams: DLM, MFFLM Part 1, LFFLM (SOM) and MFFLM (SOM) Part 2. We are currently undertaking an expansion of the e-learning material to include General Forensic Medicine (GFM) with the aim of making the modules available to candidates... Read more

  10. FMEs and the Metropolitan Police Service

    14 January 2009

    The Faculty of Forensic & 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... Read more

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