1. FFLM Courses – June/July 2020

    27 March 2020

    Unfortunately the following June/July events have been postponed due to COVID-19: – Mental Health Care and Intellectual Disability Day for HCPs/clinicians working in GFM and SOM; – General Forensic Medicine: Best Practice Day; – MFFLM Part 1 and DLM Examination Revision Day. We are currently considering whether these events can be held virtually. The five-day... 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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. COVID-19 – Latest Information

    16 March 2020

    COVID-19 represents a major public health challenge. The FFLM is closely monitoring the situation and developing practical resources and support for Healthcare Professionals. These are available online here. These will be updated as the situation develops but things are extremely fast moving so please make sure you are using the latest version. Every attempt will be... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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