Medico-legal Training - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Health Education England

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 any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Medico-legal Training programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section. Learning section.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies