Police Custody Detainees in the Emergency Department

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 14.07.55The Royal College of Emergency Medicine & the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine have joint badged the document ‘Emergency Department Patients in Police Custody‘.


UKAFN members can access this document in the ‘Members Area’, of the website.  The document outlines the expectation that detained individuals are entitled to the same level of standard as any other ED patient.


The document outlines the kind of setting a care delivery available in the custody setting.  Advising that there should be no difference between discharging an individual home and to custody.


Finally, the document gives a brief of the level of information that the ED should be given from the referring clinician in the custody suite.