Forensic Medicine Committee

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Catch up on all the latest news, views and resources for doctors working in:

  • police custody
  • prisons
  • immigration removal centres
  • sexual assault referral centres
  • forensic pathology
  • forensic psychiatry
  • crematoria
  • coronial services

FMC News Issue 1


GPC: Prison GP conference
27 January 2017
To register interest for this event, please contact [email protected]

FMC: Secure environments conference
7 September 2017
For all doctors that work in justice and immigration settings. To register interest please contact [email protected]

Get involved

Want to know what the BMA does for you?

We are always keen to speak to new people and understand what issues there are for members working in the above settings. There are also opportunities to join the forensic medicine committee so please do contact us at [email protected] with any queries or suggestions. If you’re interested in what the committee does, why not join our visitors’ scheme where you can attend and observe one of our meetings.

Do you work in prison?

There is a new email discussion forum for prison GPs run by the BMA for both members and non-members. It’s a great place to raise queries and share best practice: you are not alone! To participate contact Karen Day [email protected].

Do you work in immigration removal centres?

The BMA is very keen to know more about doctors working within immigration and the challenges this setting brings. We are in the process of developing joint guidance with the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine for all healthcare professionals dealing with victims of torture and would value your unique perspectives. If you’re interested in contributing to this contact us at [email protected]


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