We are very pleased to announce details of our next Basic Training Day which will take place online on Saturday the 9th of October. The training day will start from 10am and end at 3.10pm.
The day will take place online via Zoom so that we can deliver our in-depth and comprehensive training in the safest way possible. The training day is supported by self-study modules in the assessment of mental health and scarring which we recommend those new to this field complete in advance of the day (approx 4 hours).
Our training is for medics who are interested in volunteering for Medical Justice as medico-legal report writers, visiting detainees in detention centres, assessing their health and documenting evidence of torture or trauma 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 have a basic understanding and experience of the needs of immigration detainees and/or care of asylum seekers in the community and will be doctors (5 years post qualification training; ie. GP or ST4 and above, or equivalent clinical experience), psychiatrists and psychologists.
Medical Justice is a small charity that sends volunteer doctors (and other health professionals) 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 scars of torture and challenge instances of inadequate healthcare provision, including denial of medication and access to hospital. 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
£80 – Consultant/GP
£60 – 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
Medical Justice Network Limited
Account Number: 0002 1167
Registration Information Needed
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to apply for a place::
Current employment (post and employer)
If you have any questions about the training do not hesitate to contact us.