This snapshot, taken on
09/04/2010
, shows web content acquired for preservation by The National Archives. External links, forms and search may not work in archived websites and contact details are likely to be out of date.
 
 
The UK Government Web Archive does not use cookies but some may be left in your browser from archived websites.
Offender Health Research Network
Back
Is this your project? Email changes/updates
Print version

NHS, not police, should be responsible for medical examination of rape victims

Research Type

Previously published article

Workstreams

Police

Completion Date

2010

Primary Investigators

Dyer, Clare

Research Abstract

The medical examination of rape victims in England and Wales should no longer be the responsibility of police forces but should be brought under the umbrella of the NHS, two reports commissioned by the government have strongly urged. A report on the treatment of rape victims from a team led by the cross bench peer Vivien Stern has "wholeheartedly" supported a proposal to transfer the funding and commissioning of forensic medical services from the police to the NHS. The Stern report, commissioned by the Government Equalities Office and the Home Office, endorsed the view of the taskforce on the health aspects of violence against women and children, which reported last week that forensic physicians should be employed by the NHS and be part of the NHS clinical governance framework.

Publications

BMJ 340, c1508

Primary Keywords

Contact name:
Contact organisation:
Contact phone:
Contact email:
Contact web address:

Submitted by Adrian Hayes, email A.Hayes@warwick.ac.uk