Thank you for your interest in joining UKAFN. At UKAFN we are committed to developing the profile and quality of healthcare in forensic settings, namely police custody and sexual assault examination.

In joining UKAFN you will become a member of the leading organisation representing nurses and paramedics working in this specialist area.

We hope you join and assist us in making this a vibrant and innovative community. As a registered member of UKAFN you will be entitled to;

  • Quarterly newsletter, full of interesting articles and exciting competitions
  • Unlimited access to the UKAFN website ‘Knowledge Base’ which is only assessable to members
  • Receive a significantly reduced ticket price for UKAFN‘s annual conference
  • You will be consulted & have the opportunity to respond to consultation documents
  • Receive regular president updates via bulletins
  • UKAFN is currently working on delivering free webinars and other learning opportunities for the membership.

Types of Membership

There are two types of Membership available – Full and Associate. Membership cost £30 annually for Full membership or £20 annually for Associate membership.

Full membership is open to registered nurses & paramedics working within the field of forensic nursing as forensic nurse examiners, sexual assault nurses or examiners, police custody nurses presently forensically examining suspects or providing evidence in court.

Associate membership is open to individuals who have a genuine interest in forensic nursing and/or sexual assault victim care (e.g. Crisis Worker, Victim Advocate, A & E Forensic Link Nurse or similar). Some custody nurses might prefer Associate membership, at least initially.

Apply for membership in 3 stages :-

Stage 1 – Application form: Complete and send the application form online (below).

Stage 2 – Payment: Payment is made via PayPal, please do not worry if you do not have a PayPal account, you can complete payment securely, as a ‘Guest’. The blue link at the bottom of the membership application form will direct you to Paypal for you to make your payment for your membership. You will be reminded via email also. It is imperative that the PayPal payment is made and completed before your membership application can authorised.

Stage 3 – Membership confirmation: Once you have confirmed your email address. A standing order form for future annual payments will be forwarded to you together with your membership number and log on details.

Your application form will NOT be processed unless payment is received via PayPal.

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Application Form

Full membership - Nurses and Paramedics currently working in the forensic field, SARC or Custody settings.
Cost: £30

Associate Membership - Crisis workers, Police, FMEs, Forensic Scientists, GU or A&E Nurses working in a similar forensic setting.
Cost: £20

Are you applying for full or associate membership?

By submitting this form, I hereby declare that I wish to apply for membership of the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses  & Paramedics in the class of membership I have indicated. I declare that I have completed this form accurately and believe the information provided to be true. If my application is accepted,   I agree to abide by the Constitution of The United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses & Paramedics and will endeavour to uphold its mission and values. I agree to pay an annual subscription as published to The United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses & Paramedics in order to maintain registration. I may cancel my membership at any time by notifying the members' administrator.

When you submit your application you will be automatically re-directed to payment