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by Dr Hugh
Grant-Peterkin and Dr Alexandra
Last reviewed: June 2019
medico-legal reports is a core task for psychiatrists, yet not
everyone has received training in report writing skills.
Furthermore, there are some areas of psychiatric practice where
specialist reports are required. One such area is report writing
for asylum cases.
In asylum cases, issues such as 'fitness to fly' assessments and
documentation of trauma presentations are key parts of a
high-quality report, but can be daunting for those not familiar
with these areas. In addition, there are specific legal frameworks
which are applicable.
This module aims to equip the reader with the knowledge and
skills to approach a medico-legal report in asylum cases
confidently and also includes more general medico-legal report
writing tips. The module includes advice from a practising
barrister, along with interactive quizzes and video clips to
Going into private or medico-legal
practice by Dr Danny Allen
and tribunal law: Part 1 – an introduction
by Dr Sanjay Khurmi
and tribunal law: Part 2 – Section 72 of the Mental Health
Act by Dr Sanjay Khurmi
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