Forensic Medicine Committee

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Priorities of the Forensic Medicine Committee

The FMC works on a number of issues affecting doctors in forensic medicine. Read about our top priorities.


Transfer of services

The FMC is working with the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and the Department of Health to ensure the appropriate standards are used in the transfer of forensic medical services to the NHS.

Provision of custody and forensic healthcare

The FMC is raising concerns about the provision of custody and forensic healthcare for detainees.

We have written to the Home Secretary in response to the recent announcement that the transfer of police custodial healthcare commissioning from the police service to NHS England will no longer go ahead.

Read the letter


Death certification system

Discussions are ongoing with the Department of Health on the new death certification system and medical examiners terms and conditions which will introduce the requirement for doctors to view the deceased prior to certification.