Recommendations for Introductory Training Courses in Sexual Offence Medicine (SOM)

View Publication Professor Ian Wall and Dr Margaret M Stark 20/05/2019 The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (FFLM) Quality Standards recommend that all Health Care Professionals must undergo an initial accredited training course before commencing unsupervised clinical work.

Guide to establishing urgency of sexual offence examination

View Publication FFLM 17/05/2019 Updated May 2019. These two flowcharts (pre-pubertal and post-pubertal) are for the use of forensic physicians and paediatricians. They are intended to help the decision-making process when deciding if a forensic examination is warranted between the hours of midnight and 7am, or can wait and be done during the day.

Guidelines for the Management of Excited Delirium/Acute Behavioural Disturbance

View Publication FFLM 16/05/2019

Recommendations – Consent from children and young people in police custody in England and Wales

View Publication FFLM 18/03/2019 Updated August 2018

Recommendations – Management of Epilepsy in Police Custody

View Publication FFLM 18/03/2019

Recommendations – Custody Officer Training Outline

View Publication FFLM 27/02/2019 This package is designed for use by doctors asked to have an input into a custody officer training course. It is estimated that the content can be delivered over a two hour session allowing time for discussion.

Fact sheet – What Happens Now?

View Publication FFLM 27/02/2019 An after care leaflet available in sexual offences kits that provides information on emergency contraception, sexual health, advice and support services. Updated February 2019.

The Role of the Healthcare Professional

Recommended Equipment for Obtaining Forensic Samples from Complainants and Suspects

View Publication FFLM 17/01/2019

Recommendations – Labelling Forensic Samples

View Publication FFLM 17/01/2019 This document is copyrighted, but may be downloaded and printed for training and educational purposes. Updated January 2019.

Proforma – Forensic Medical Examination Forms

View Publication FFLM 17/01/2019 Updated July 2016.

Recommendations for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complainants and Suspects

View Publication FFLM 17/01/2019 Updated January 2019

Recommendations for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complainants and Suspects – the evidence

View Publication FFLM 17/01/2019 Updated January 2019.

FFLM Forensic Science Subcommittee Newsletter – January 2019

View Publication FFLM 16/01/2019

Recommendations – Managing blood-borne virus exposures in custody

View Publication - REV: 2 FFLM 28/12/2018

Management of Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNR/DNAR/DNACPR) decisions in police custody

View Publication FFLM 21/12/2018

Recommendations – Consent from patients who may have been seriously assaulted

View Publication FFLM 19/12/2018

Recommendations – TASER®: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to TASER® Discharge

View Publication FFLM 19/12/2018 Interim review December 2018

Provision of advice and help to those who have been raped or sexually assaulted abroad

View Publication FFLM 13/12/2018 Updated November 2018

Proforma – Sample Consent form for Healthcare Professionals

View Publication FFLM 12/12/2018 Updated December 2018

Information for complainants undergoing a forensic medical examination

View Publication FFLM 29/11/2018

Proforma – Examination of adult complainant of domestic violence

View Publication FFLM 10/10/2018 Updated September 2018

Management of Choking in Police Care and Custody – Recommendations for Police Personnel

View Publication FFLM 09/10/2018 Updated August 2018

Care of Suspects of Sexual Assault in Police Custody

View Publication FFLM 21/09/2018 Updated August 2018

FFLM Forensic Science Subcommittee Newsletter – July 2018

View Publication FFLM 06/07/2018

Recommendations – Forensic clinicians as witnesses in criminal proceedings

View Publication FFLM 06/06/2018 Updated May 2018.

The Code of Practice on Expert Evidence

View Publication FFLM 06/06/2018

Recommendations – Management of injuries caused by teeth

View Publication BAFO, FFLM 10/04/2018 In conjunction with the British Association of Forensic Odontologists, the Academic Committee has produced guidelines on photography and treatment of injuries caused by teeth. Updated April 2018.

Proforma – Sudden Death – Forensic Notes

View Publication FFLM 10/04/2018 Updated April 2018.

Proforma – Telephone Advice

View Publication FFLM 30/03/2018 Updated March 2018.

FFLM Drug-Driving Competencies

View Publication FFLM 27/02/2018 Updated February 2018.

Proforma – Consent form for photographs

View Publication FFLM 08/02/2018 Updated January 2018. Pro forma consent form to take photographs during an examination.

Recommendations – Introductory Training Courses in General Forensic Medicine (GFM)

View Publication FFLM 31/01/2018 Updated January 2018.

Advice on obtaining qualifications in clinical forensic medicine

View Publication FFLM 29/01/2018

Recommendations for the examination of female suspects of sexual assault

View Publication FFLM 23/01/2018

FFLM Forensic Science Subcommittee Newsletter – January 2018

View Publication FFLM 23/01/2018

Recommendations – Irritant Sprays: Clinical Effects and Management

View Publication FFLM 19/12/2017 Updated December 2017.

MFFLM Experience – General Forensic Medicine

View Publication FFLM 04/12/2017 A recent MFFLM candidate has outlined their experience of the examination.

Recommendations – Assessment of Persons with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities in Police Custody

View Publication FFLM 30/11/2017

The Role of the Clinical Director in the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

View Publication FFLM & RCPCH 30/11/2017

Role of the Forensic Pathologist

View Publication FFLM 28/11/2017 Updated November 2017.

Forensic Records – Frequently Asked Questions for all Healthcare Professionals

View Publication FFLM 18/10/2017

Recommendations – Healthcare professionals asked to perform intimate body searches

View Publication BMA & FFLM 29/09/2017 Guidance for doctors from the British Medical Association and the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine.

Taking Blood Specimens from Incapacitated Drivers

View Publication BMA & FFLM 29/09/2017 Guidance for doctors from the British Medical Association and the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine.

Intimate Searches in Police Custody Flow Chart

View Publication FFLM 29/09/2017

Blood Samples in Hospital for Unconscious/Incapacitated Patients

View Publication FFLM 29/09/2017

Recommendations for Collecting Hair Samples for Toxicology

View Publication FFLM 07/07/2017

Recommendations for Collecting Nail Clippings for Toxicology

View Publication FFLM 07/07/2017

PICS Working Group Guidelines on Photography

View Publication FFLM 07/06/2017

Proforma – Fitness for detention and interview

View Publication FFLM 26/05/2017

Proforma – Mental Health Act Assessment

View Publication FFLM 26/05/2017

Recommendations – Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Custody

View Publication FFLM 26/05/2017

FFLM Quality Standards for Doctors Undertaking Paediatric Sexual Offence Medicine (PSOM)

View Publication FFLM 26/05/2017

Proforma – Child Safeguarding Summary Referral

View Publication FFLM 26/05/2017

Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Medical Examinations: Interim Guidance regarding number of examinations and maintenance of competence

View Publication FFLM 09/01/2017

SARC Storage of Forensic Samples & the Human Tissue Act: Frequently Asked Questions

View Publication FFLM 30/11/2016

Proforma – Section 4 RTA Assessment (England, NI and Wales)

View Publication FFLM 14/10/2016 The form is provided to assist Healthcare Professionals in determining whether a person has a condition, which may be due to drink or drugs. Not applicable in Scotland. Updated October 2016.

Recommendations – Safe and Secure Administration of Medication in Police Custody

View Publication 23/08/2016

A Day in the Life of a Medico-legal Adviser Infographic

View Publication FFLM 16/08/2016

Guidance on Paternity Testing

View Publication FFLM 08/07/2016

Royal College of Emergency Medicine: Best Practice Guideline on Emergency Department Patients in Police Custody

View Publication RCEM 30/06/2016

FFLM Quality Standards for Nurses and Paramedics – General Forensic Medicine (GFM)

View Publication FFLM 01/05/2016 Updated May 2016.

Head Injury Advice Leaflet for custody officers, gaolers & detention officers

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 30/04/2016 Updated on behalf of the Academic Committee of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine by Dr Jason Payne-James and Dr Jonathan Wyatt, April 2016

A Day in the Life of a Forensic Physician Infographic

View Publication FFLM 20/04/2016

FFLM Quality Standards in Forensic Medicine

View Publication FFLM 29/02/2016 Updated February 2016.

Acute behavioural disturbance: guidelines on management in police custody

View Publication FFLM 19/02/2016 Updated January 2016

Recommendations – Operational procedures and equipment for medical rooms

View PublicationView Publication FFLM 29/01/2016 Two documents - one for medical rooms in police stations, and the other for victim examination suites or SARCs.

SARC Best Practice courses content guide

View Publication FFLM 20/11/2015

Service specification for the clinical evaluation of children and young people who may have been sexually abused

View Publication RCPCH and FFLM 01/09/2015

The Physical Signs Of Child Sexual Abuse

View Publication RCPCH, RCP, FFLM 01/05/2015 An Evidence-based Review and Guidance for Best Practice

Young Lives Behind Bars: The health and human rights of children and young people detained in the criminal justice system

View Publication British Medical Association 18/11/2014

Recommendations – Child Safeguarding: Information Sharing Guidance for Healthcare Professionals working in Police Custody

View Publication 30/10/2014

RCGP Safeguarding Children Toolkit for General Practice

View Publication RCGP 30/10/2014

Drug driving guidance issued to healthcare professionals

View Publication Department for Transport 21/07/2014

ARCHIVE Recommendations for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complainants and Suspects

View Publication FFLM 01/07/2014

Guidance for best practice for the management of intimate images that may become evidence in court

View Publication 20/05/2014

Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff
Intercollegiate Document 3rd Edition

View Publication 07/04/2014

Spotting the Signs – CSE proforma

View Publication BASSH and Brook 07/04/2014

Recommendations – Peer Review in Sexual Offences including Child Sexual Abuse cases and the implications for the disclosure of Unused Material in criminal investigations and prosecutions

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM, CPS 03/04/2014

ARCHIVE Recommendations for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complainants and Suspects

View Publication FFLM 28/02/2014

Guide to coroner services’ and coroner investigations – a short guide

View Publication Ministry of Justice 25/02/2014

Recommendations – Nicotine dependent detainees in police custody

The Role of the Independent Forensic Physician

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 23/01/2014 Update January 2014.

Tackling FGM in the UK
Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting

View Publication - REV: 1 Published by The Royal College of Midwives 26/11/2013 A unique coalition of Royal Colleges, trade unions and Equality Now have launched the report, Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting at the House of Commons. This ground-breaking report and collaboration recognises that implementing a comprehensive multi-agency action plan is urgently required to ensure that young girls at risk of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are protected by the existing UK legal framework (which has been in place since 1985).

Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape

View Publication European Parliament 19/11/2013

Proforma – Suicide Prevention Plan

British Transport Police 04/11/2013 Pro forma and aide memoire provided by the British Transport Police. Download Suicide Prevention Plan Pro forma Download Suicide Prevention Plan Aide Memoire

Common Principles for Safer Restraint

View Publication - REV: 1 Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody 26/07/2013

Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings

View Publication RCPCH, RCGP, RCN, RCPsych, FFLM, FPH 14/06/2013

Proforma – Body diagrams

View Publication 31/05/2013

Guidance for Forensic Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals working in Police Custody following a CBRN incident or where a CBRN incident is suspected

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 29/05/2013

Sharps Safety – guidance from the HSE and RCN

View Publication HSE, RCN 22/05/2013 New legal obligations under the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 (the Sharps Regulations) became effective from 11 May 2013. The Health and Safety Executive and the Royal College of Nursing have published guidance on prevention of sharps injuries in the health care sector. Click "Read More" to download the two documents.

Guidelines – Management of Pregnant Drug and/or Alcohol-Dependent Patients in Custody

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 21/05/2013

Critical success factors for Gunshot Residue (GSR) recovery in Rape and Sexual Assault Cases

View Publication Forensic Firearms Consultancy 30/01/2013

Guidelines on Paediatric Forensic Examinations in Relation to Possible Child Sexual Abuse

View Publication FFLM, RCPCH 30/10/2012 Updated October 2012.

FFLM Report on the credentialing pilot for The General Medical Council

The Role of the Medico-Legal Adviser

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 28/04/2012 A document describing the role of a Medico Legal Adviser. Updated 28 April 2012.

Substance Misuse Detainees in Police Custody: Guidelines for Clinical Management (4th edn)

View Publication - REV: 1 Royal College of Psychiatrists 12/03/2012

Proforma – Paediatric Forensic Examinations

View Publication FFLM 03/01/2012 Pro-forma provided to assist forensic physicians in the assessment of a child or young person who may have been sexually abused.

Recommendations – Home Office prisoners: recommendations for healthcare professionals

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 21/09/2011 Updated September 2011

A Day in the Life of a Forensic Physician – Sexual Offences Medicine

A Day in the Life of a Forensic Physician – General Forensic Medicine

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 17/08/2011 This document combines reports from 2003, 2007 and 2011.

Recommendations – Medical care of persons detained under the Terrorism Act 2000

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 16/02/2011 Click the link below to download this recommendation document.

X ARCHIVE Intercollegiate Safeguarding Children and Young People:
Roles and competencies for healthcare staff

View Publication 26/11/2010

Sexual Assault – A Forensic Clinician’s Practice Guide 2010
Review

FSS Briefing: Robbery and Theft following Doping with Diazepam

View Publication - REV: 1 Forensic Science Service 03/09/2010 Click below to download this briefing from the FSS.

Proforma – Adult female and male forensic sexual assault examination

View Publication 10/06/2010

Recommendations for Regional Sexual Assault Referral Centres

Healthcare of detainees in police stations

View Publication - REV: 1 BMA, FFLM 05/03/2009 Guidance from the BMA Medical Ethics Department and FFLM.

Standards on the use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007)

View Publication - REV: 1 Royal College of Psychiatrists 15/01/2009 Version for England, September 2008

Review: Clinical Negligence – 4th Edition

No One Knows – Police responses to suspects with learning disabilities and learning difficulties: a review of policy and practice

Ministry of Justice – Cremation Regulations: Modernisation and Consolidation

View Publication 21/05/2008

Ministry of Justice: Summary of responses to the consultation ‘Statutory Duty for Doctors and other Public Service Personnel to Report Deaths to the Coroner’

21/05/2008

FFLM response: NSPIS Custody Management System

Regulation of Forensic Physicians and the CRFP

View Publication 11/01/2008

Technical Update: For Forensic Physicians on the use of Lubricants

View Publication - REV: 1 The Forensic Science Service 09/01/2008

Appraisal Folder for Forensic Physicians – AFP

View Publication 07/01/2008

Recommendations – Guide To Practical Induction Training For Sexual Offences Examiners

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 07/01/2008 The purpose of this Guide is to: Advise on a core syllabus for the Trainee SOE; Advise on a method for recording learning experiences; Advice on methods of assessment that may be used to demonstrate that learning has been achieved and is ongoing.

x ARCHIVE Guidelines and Advice: Doctors asked to perform intimate body searches

View Publication - REV: 1 BMA, FFLM 27/11/2007 Guidance from the British Medical Association and the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine

FFLM response: Standard of Proof Consultation

Statutory Duty for Doctors and other Public Service Personnel to Report Deaths to the Coroner

View Publication 31/08/2007

Recommendations – Guide to practical induction training in clinical forensic medicine

View Publication - REV: 1 FFLM 15/08/2007 The purpose of this Guide is to: Advise on a core syllabus for Trainee FPs Advise on a method for recording learning experiences Advise on methods of assessment that may be used to demonstrate that learning has been achieved and is ongoing.

Sexual Assault: Key Issues

View Publication - REV: 1 Beata Cybulska 10/07/2007 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2007 / 100, 321-324

Requiring Blood or Urine

View Publication - REV: 1 PLO/DOT 26/04/2007 In drink or drug driving cases, a blood or urine specimen may be required. This document is an explanatory note.

Caring for rape and sexual assault victims

View Publication - REV: 1 BMJ Careers Focus 17/03/2007 A description of caring for rape and sexual assault victims.

Pharmaceutical care of detainees in police custody

View Publication RPSGB 14/03/2007

Complaints Against Forensic Physicians – Guidelines and Advice

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP/ACPO 04/12/2006 This document has been produced jointly by ACPO and the AFP in order to provide clear guidelines about the way complaints against forensic physicians should be handled. The purpose of this procedure is to enable the prompt and effective investigation and, where possible, local resolution of complaints and to ensure transparency in the process.

Scene of Suspicious Death Proforma

View Publication AFP 01/05/2006 Proforma for the FME at the Scene of a Suspicious Death/Death in Custody.

x ARCHIVE Crowd Control Agents: Clinical Effects and Management – Guidelines and Advice

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP 01/05/2006 Fact sheet containing information on the toxicity and clinical effects of CS spray and guidance for treatment of incidents of exposure.

Practical Induction Training for Physicians in Clinical Forensic Medicine – Training Packages

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP 01/11/2005 Document produced on behalf of the Education and Research Committee, giving advice on a core syllabus for trainee forensic physicians, the recording of learning experiences and methods of assessment.

Advice on Accreditation of Training Courses by the AFP – Edu. & Training

View Publication AFP 01/05/2005 Criteria for authorising courses in clinical forensic medicine.

xThe Safety and Security of the Administration of Medication in Police Custody – Guidelines and Advice

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP 01/06/2004 Guidelines for Forensic Physicians and Custodians.

Dipstick Warning – Guidelines and Advice

View Publication AFP 01/03/2004 There have been a number of recent submissions to the FSS London Toxicology Laboratory where `dip-sticks' have been used to screen urine samples from victims of alleged drug-facilitated sexual assault ('date rape').

Guidance relating to the use of Taser – Guidelines and Advice

View Publication ACPO 03/02/2003 Guidance prepared by the Association of Chief Police Officers

Role of the FME in the Care of Home Office Prisoners in Police Detention – Guidelines and Advice

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP 01/02/2003 Guidance prepared by Dr Jo Howitt on behalf of the Education and Research Committee of the Association of Police Surgeons.

Clinical Forensic Medicine Trainer Profile – Training Packages

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP 01/10/2002 Details recommended qualifications and experience required in a trainer and includes application form.

Syllabus of Postgraduate Specialisation in Legal Medicine – Edu. & Training

View Publication - REV: 1 ECLM 01/09/1999 © European Council of Legal Medicine

Revised Interim Guidelines on Confidentiality for Police Surgeons in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

View Publication - REV: 1 AFP 02/02/1998 Document outlining the legal position of Police Surgeons with regard to confidentiality.