FFLM Course in General Forensic Medicine

The FFLM Course in General Forensic Medicine accredited by Teesside University will be run on the following dates:

  • Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2023;
  • Monday 10 to Friday 14 July 2023;
  • Monday 16 to Friday 20 October 2023.

The course is aimed at newly-appointed or prospective forensic physicians, nurses and paramedics.

Students undertaking the training will be automatically enrolled for the University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development (UCPPD) in General Forensic Medicine and can study for this University Certificate whilst undertaking duties within the working environment.

Due to the COVID pandemic, we have altered the way we deliver the course. There are two days of face to face teaching (on Monday and Tuesday) and the rest of the course is delivered remotely. The face to face training will take place in London.

The course covers the following five modules:

  • Module 1: Role of the Healthcare Professional (HCP) working in a multidisciplinary team; Personal safety and conflict resolution; Consent, confidentiality and ethics; Safeguarding.
  • Module 2: Fitness to detain, transfer and record-keeping; Fitness to interview and charge; Administering medication; Assessment of mental health and fitness to release.
  • Module 3: Traffic medicine – procedures under the Road Traffic Acts; Substance use disorders; forensic science and sampling.
  • Module 4: Documentation, interpretation and management of injuries; Management of alleged restraint injuries; HCP at the scene of death; Death in custody and the Independent Investigation of Deaths in Custody.
  • Module 5: Statement writing; The Court system.

The course is assessed in two areas:

  • Court Room Presentation undertaken during the taught element of the course on Friday;
  • Reflective case study (2000 word essay to be submitted four weeks after the course).

For more details and to book your place, please click here.

Those who attend the FFLM Course in General Forensic Medicine are eligible for a 10% discount on FFLM membership fees for the first year (if they choose to join).

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In line with the recent NPCC circular we are keen to hear from clinicians and providers regarding demand for the training course.

The circular by NPCC advises that where a nurse or paramedic (who does not have an ACP qualification equivalent to the RCEM credentialing scheme) is to assess individuals post CED discharge they must have undergone:

Induction training in General Forensic Medicine via a course following the FFLM syllabus and standards for this induction training


A bespoke CED course approved by the FFLM and supported by the NPCC

It should be noted that there is no requirement for providers to change to using nurses or paramedics. Where they are already compliant with national requirements for post-CED assessment no costs or additional training need to be incurred.

The additional training (which will initially be provided by the FFLM) is only necessary where providers wish to expand their current post-CED assessment to include nurses and paramedics.

Courses will (in line with our not-for-profit and charitable status) aim to be delivered at cost. In order to aid minimising costs in delivering this course we would appreciate both providers and forces ascertaining if there are police facilities available in their areas for groups of 20 candidates to receive the training course with appropriate social distancing.

Please note that all attendees on these courses must have attended induction training in General Forensic Medicine via a course following the FFLM syllabus and standards for this induction training.

Course fees are:

1-10 Candidates £1400

With additional places being £140 per candidate.

Train the trainer courses will follow the initial rollout (likely in Spring 2023).

The syllabus is available here.

The course ties in with work undertaken by a joint working group including NPCC, RCN, College of Paramedics UKAFNP & RCEM to update the current FFLM guidance and will refer practitioners to the tools and guidance produced by this working group at our CED Hub

For corporate enquiries, to arrange block bookings please complete this form.

For individuals, a training course is being run on Tuesday 31 January 2023 at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, London. For more information and to book, click here.

For any other individual enquiries, please complete this form.

Forensic Aspects of Adult Safeguarding Course

The FFLM has developed a course on the forensic aspects of adult safeguarding. The course is delivered in two half-day workshops and covers the following topics:

  • Consent for examination;
  • Documentation and interpretation of common injuries;
  • Adult Safeguarding Medical Reports (S42 Inquiry);
  • Statement Writing and Courtroom Skills;
  • Working with the police and social care.

You can take a look at the programme from one of our previous courses here.

If you would like further details on this course, please contact