About this event

  • Date and time Sat 15 Jun 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Chandos House
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine

This Saturday event will bring together legal, health, charitable and justice speakers to discuss the medical, ethical and legal issues which are relevant in the treatment of immigrants of all kinds, whether asylum seekers, or migrants for other reasons.

This will be ideal for those interested in the legal and health problems which arise within immigrant and migrant populations. The ethical, practical and legal issues involved in medical treatment of immigrants will be outlined, the role of doctors and lawyers in identifying victims of trafficking and the support which is needed by asylum seekers considered.

Topics include:

  • Ethical issues which arise in the treatment of immigrants
  • Issues with Immigration Tribunals
  • The health needs of Asylum Seekers, particularly those with traumatic experiences
  • To describe the work of a doctor in an Immigration Removal Centre
  • Problems in accurately ageing child migrants by odontological means
  • The signs which should alert doctors and lawyers to the possibility that they are dealing with someone who is a victim of human trafficking.


Key speakers

Dr John Chisholm

Chair, Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association

Mr Frank Appleyard

Immigration Tribunal Judge

Professor Helen Liversidge

Professor of Dental Anthropology, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Christopher Clark, President, Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Ethical issues in the treatment of immigrants

Dr John Chisholm, Chair, Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association

Health needs in an immigration removal centre

Dr Alan Mitchell, General Practitioner, Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre, Scotland

Issues in estimating the dental age of migrants

Professor Helen Liversidge, Professor of Dental Anthropology, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Immigration tribunals

Mr Frank Appleyard, Immigration Tribunal Judge

Legal challenges with immigration cases

Ms Emma Daykin, Barrister, Lamb Building Chambers, London

Panel discussion
Section Annual General Meeting
Human trafficking

Rachel Devlin, Home Office Modern Slavery Unit

Health of trafficked victims

Rabiya Ravat, Deputy Director of Operations, Migrant Help and Miguel Neves, Service Manager, Saint John of God Hospitaller Services, Olallo House

Mental health care for foreign national prisoners in England and Wales

Dr Piyal Sen, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Elysium Healthcare

Panel discussion
Closing remarks and close of meeting


Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ, United Kingdom