1. DLM Overseas

    15 April 2020

    It is now possible for candidates to sit our Diploma of Legal Medicine (DLM) exam outside of the UK – as well as in Belfast and Edinburgh. Please contact our Exams Manager, Jay C Barton-Costa, for information: Jay.Barton-Costa@fflm.ac.uk. For information on our exams please visit... Read more

  2. Covid-19 Updates

    14 April 2020

    We’re continuing to work hard to ensure that we keep you up to date with the latest developments and recommendations relevant to both Police Custody and SARCs. In the last week we’ve updated the following documents in our COVID-19 area: • Position Statement on the Management of suspected COVID-19 cases in police custody; • SARC... Read more

  3. FFLM Response to Covid-19

    03 April 2020

    The FFLM has been liaising with Public Health England, and DCC Sarah Crew, the NPCC Lead for Sexual Offences, in relation to RASSO cases, to ensure that the FFLM advice is accurate. The situation is constantly changing and updates will be frequent. It is important to check for the latest information on the FFLM website. The... Read more


    26 March 2020

    INQUEST’s Briefing on Covid-19 in Custody and Detention can be found here. The briefing sets out their immediate concerns around the pandemic, focusing on their areas of expertise. They highlight the government’s human rights obligations and the need to protect people in places of custody and... Read more

  5. The Sunday Times Letter To Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    24 March 2020

    The FFLM was a cosignatory to a letter to the Prime Minister, organised by the Doctors Association, and which was published in The Sunday Times last week, asking the PM to ensure that NHS staff have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) when facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then our President, Dr Margaret Stark, has also... Read more

  6. COVID-19 – FFLM Events & Committee meetings

    19 March 2020

    The FFLM have reviewed upcoming meetings and events until the end of June and postponed or arranged for meetings to be held virtually: Our monthly face-to-face team meetings – virtual HCPs who Work with Victims of Torture Committee 17 March – virtual Specialist Advisory Committee 26 March – virtual Membership & Fellowship Committee 9 April... Read more

  7. FFLM Conference 2020 Postponement

    16 March 2020

    To all Fellows, Members, Affiliates, & Associates we are sad to announce the postponement of the FFLM Annual Conference due to be held in London on 15 & 16 May 2020. In view of the current situation, it is essential to protect communities from COVID-19, now designated as a pandemic. This decision allows healthcare professionals... Read more

  8. The Blue Guidelines 5th Edition – Extraordinary Message From The President

    12 March 2020

    I am very pleased to announce the publication of: Detainees with substance use disorders in police custody: Guidelines for clinical management (fifth edition) A working group report by: The Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, March 2020, also known as ‘The Blue Guidelines’. The gestation of this publication has... Read more

  9. 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

  10. Election of Registrar 2020

    22 January 2020

    Fellows, Members and Licentiates of the Faculty are invited to submit nominations for the office of Registrar commencing at the AGM in May 2020. The Registrar, who shall be a Fellow, will normally serve for three years.  Nominations must be made in writing on a FFLM nomination form only. Each candidate shall be proposed and... Read more