Doctors, nurses and paramedics working in police custody call for standards to protect patients and avoid miscarriages of justice
In 2015 the Government have commissioned an independent review into Deaths and serious incidents in custody. In October 2015 Dame Elish Angiolini, DBE, QC, FRSA, was appointed to lead this review.
As professional bodies whose primary agenda is to raise standards, provide a competent workforce with integrity UKAFN along with the FFLM and the College of Paramedics believe that this review should examine the current variations in the training and competence of healthcare professionals working in this field, as well as the need for appropriate qualifications and training.
UKAFN and our clinical partners have drafted the following press release. We have also written to Dame Elish to voice this view and request our representatives are included in her review panel moving forward.
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