Training in clinical forensic medicine in the UK – Perceptions of current regulatory standards

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Margaret M., Stark , Guy A., Norfolk

As clinical forensic medicine (CFM) is not currently recognised as a speciality in the UK there are no nationally agreed mandatory standards for training forensic physicians in either general forensic (GFM) or sexual offence medicine (SOM).The General Medical Council (GMC), the medical regulator in the UK, has issued clear standards for training in all specialities recommending that “trainees must be supported to acquire the necessary skills and experience through induction, effective educational supervision, an appropriate workload and time to learn”.In order to evaluate the current situation in the field of clinical forensic medicine, doctors who have recently (within the last…