Our Basic Training Day is for doctors and psychologists who are interested in volunteering for Medical Justice as medico-legal report writers, visiting detainees in detention centres or conducting remote assessments, assessing their health and documenting clinical evidence of torture and other health issues.
The aim of this course is to gain an understanding of the health and legal needs of asylum seekers and other immigration detainees. The skills learnt will focus on assessing persons detained under immigration powers, as well as medico-legal report writing
The training covers the relevant legal processes, assessing scarring and mental health and report writing skills. Participants will be doctors and clinical psychologists with relevant experience. For doctors we require five years post-qualification training (i.e. GP or ST4 and above, or equivalent clinical experience).
This training day will be taking place in person at Doughty Street Chambers, in central London
Medical Justice is a small charity that sends volunteer clinicians into the UK’s 7 IRCs to visit men and women detained arbitrarily and indefinitely. We assist about 1,000 detainees a year, most of whom are asylum seekers, and most are later released. Our volunteer doctors write medico-legal reports (MLRs) documenting the scars and mental health consequences of torture, identify unmet health needs and challenge instances of inadequate healthcare provision. We are the only charitable organisation in the UK that does this. Our training is therefore unique and provided by experienced doctors in the field.
On request, fees are reimbursed after the doctor has written an MLR for a Medical Justice referral
£120 – Consultant/GP
£80 – Trainee doctors (ST4 onwards) and psychologists
Free – Medical Justice volunteer (carried out one detention visit in last 12 months)
Note: please tell us if you would have difficulties paying a fee – we can help.
Once issued an invoice for the participation fee you can pay by electronic transfer to us at:
Account Number: 0002 1167
Registration Information Needed
Please email Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to register and book your place:
Current employment (post and employer)