The St Mary’s Centre‘s Masterclass in Paediatric Ano-Genital Conditions Study Day will take place on Thursday, July 5th at Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre.
This popular training event provides delegates with an overview of the anogenital anatomy, examination techniques, possible differential diagnosis and management of anogenital signs and symptoms, in particular where sexual abuse or assault has not been disclosed by the child.
The day will also provide an overview and guidance on the subject of female genital mutilation.
The day would be suitable for all doctors and nurses who see prepubertal patients whether or not there has been a disclosure of sexual assault.
This month sees the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine‘s (FFLM) publication ‘Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects‘ for the collection of forensic specimens updated. The Forensic Science Sub-Committee, which UKAFN is represented, meets every six months to review and revise the recommendations as appropriate.
The Forensic Science Sub-Committee also considers questions sent in by members of FFLM and other interested parties, including UKAFN members. Here are the questions with answers from the last six months.
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This edition includes;
Alcohol withdrawal Pathophysiology
Taken with consent – Medical photography
Farewell to Steve McKean
Sexual offensive focus
Police custody focus
Competitions to be won
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Recently while watching an episode of the BBC’s Hospital documentary, Sue Fewkes (UKAFN‘s Vice President) spotted clinicians wearing a long-sleeved disposable apron on the intensive care unit. Sue immediately thought these aprons would be useful for forensic healthcare clinicians working in either police custody or sexual assault examination settings, specifically when taking forensic samples, rather than using the standard, sleeveless aprons commonly available. Sue contacted the intensive care unit at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, where the documentary was filmed, who kindly put Sue in touch with their supplier.
Sue sits on the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine Forensic Science Subcommittee, which meets every six months to update the ‘Recommendations for the collection of forensic specimens from complainants and suspects’ guidelines. Sue has taken samples of the long-sleeved disposable apron to the subcommittee, where it was well received by all, including the Forensic Regulator.
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UKAFN are pleased to announce that The Rt Hon. the Lord Bradley will chair this year’s conference titled ‘ACEs a lifelong influence?’. The conference will concentrate on Adverse Childhood Experiences from the cradle to the grave and how those working within Criminal Justice settings can positively intervene, especially for those working in police custody or sexual assault centres.
Rt Hon Lord Bradley was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency at the 1987 general election, having served as a councillor in Old Moat Ward (Manchester) since 1983. After the 1997 general election he became a junior minister at the Department of Social Security, and then became Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Queen’s Household in 1998. He was a junior minister in the Home Office for Criminal Justice, Sentencing, and Law Reform from 2001-2, and then a backbench MP and member of the Health Select Committee. He is a member of the Privy Council.
In 2009, Lord Bradley authored a review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system (the Bradley Report) to examine the extent to which offenders could, in appropriate cases, be diverted from prison to other services and the barriers to such diversion.
Charlie Brooker | Health and Justice, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Sheila Paul | Thames Valley Sexual Assault Service, UK
Coral Sirdifield | Community and Health Research Unit, University of Lincoln, UK
ABSTRACT: A national survey of Forensic Physicians (FPs) working in Sexual Assault Referral Centres was undertaken. The survey was advertised in the weekly bulletin sent out by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Response was relatively low (n = 45). It is estimated that this figure represents about 12% of the workforce. The aim of the survey was to investigate FPs experience of accessing mental health pathways out of a SARC for complainants of all ages. The results concurred with a previous survey of SARC clinical managers with mental health services proving unresponsive. Informed co-commissioning between NHS England and Clinical Commissioning groups can only improve if aspects of complainant’s mental health are routinely assessed within SARCs using structured outcome measures. Structured outcomes should be integrated into NHS England’s Sexual Assault Referral Centres Indicators of Performance (SARCIP).
This strategic document outlines how services for victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse, in all settings of the health and care system, need to evolve between now and 2023. It sets out six core priorities that NHS England will focus on to reduce inequalities experienced.
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The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine‘s 12th Annual Conference will be at the Royal College of Physicians, London from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 May 2018. It will include a range of expert speakers, as well as the Annual General Meeting, David Jenkins Lecture and Gala Dinner.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dame Elish Angiolini, Chair of the Independent Review into Serious Incidents and Deaths in Custody;
- Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians;
- Ms Felicity Gerry QC, Carmelite Chambers and co-author of the Sexual Offences Handbook;
- His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, Chief Coroner of England and Wales;
- Dr Maria Nittis, Department Head for the Forensic Medical Unit, Western Sydney Local Health District;
- Ms Jane Reynolds, Chair of Continuing Healthcare Review Panel – London, NHSE England;
- Dr George Ryan, Senior Clinical Advisor, Criminal Justice Team, Public Health England;
- Dr Margaret Stark, Chair of the FFLM Forensic Science Subcommittee;
- Professor Carol Seymour, FFLM President.
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Patient Focused! is a 3-day course accredited by the British Institute of Professional Photography. Students who pass the assessment on Day 3 will be eligible to apply for licentiate membership of British Institute of Professional Photography which awards the “LBIPP” post-nominal.
Each Patient Focused! course is conducted by experienced photographers and doctors. The course attracts 18 CPD points via the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in London and are approximately 50% theory and 50% practical. Patient Focused! courses cover ethical and legal issues such as consent, confidentiality, data protection and GMC guidelines.
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