Quality Standards for healthcare professionals working with victims of torture in detention

The healthcare professionals who work with Victims of Torture (HWVT) working group, established by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) to produce these quality standards, has drawn on wider expertise from Freedom from Torture, Helen Bamber Foundation, Medical Justice, UK Association of Forensic Nurses and Paramedics, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.

The document has benefited from review by survivors of torture, an international expert in solitary confinement, Physicians for Human Rights, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Dignity Institute, the International Red Cross, the Royal College of General Practitioners Secure Environments Group, NHS England, the British Medical Association Ethics Committee.

 

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