Medico-legal Training - elearning for healthcare
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About the Medico-legal Training programme

Being asked to write a report or attend a coroners’ or other court for the first time can be a daunting experience for doctors and other health and care professionals. This programme aims to provide resources that are both widely available and can be accessed at short notice if the need arises.

The videos and other materials in the programme were developed from a two-day course designed to prepare doctors in training for such experiences. The course was heavily over-subscribed, showing that there was considerable demand for such training.

The course was professionally filmed and edited with each lecture being condensed into one or more videos of about eight minutes each. The PowerPoint lecture slides are available within each module. A sample statement and references are also included.

More information

The materials draw on the expertise of the staff of the London Havens. The Havens are sexual assault referral centres, the first of which opened in 2000. They provide 24/7 access to forensic examination, medical care and support following sexual assault.  Medico-legal training is a key component of forensic examination and aftercare, and the Havens have developed considerable experience in training clinicians to undertake this work.

More information about the Havens is available here:

Meet the team

  • Bernadette Butler

    Dr Bernadette Butler

    Clinical Education and Training Lead at the Havens in London
  • Emmeline Brew-Graves

    Dr Emmeline Brew-Graves

    GP and Sexual Offences Examiner
  • Tina Freedman

    Solicitor with extensive experience with the Medical Defence Union (MDU) and as an Assistant Coroner
  • Jan Welch

    Professor Jan Welch

    Director South Thames Foundation School

How to access

In order to access the Medico-legal Training programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Medico-legal Training programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Medico-legal Training programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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