The above 66 years have taught me that it is the quality of life that is so very important and makes me proud to have worked as a medical first responder working with everyone in our and other justice systems which has protected all of us from harm.
Our law provides all suspected offenders with medical assessments at every stage from arrest to fitness to detain, fitness to interview and fitness to release. These require informed consent, facilitating patient participation in quantitating any impairment of their capacity, autonomy, responsibility of their actions and choice of their management options and how they plead.
Despite this our prisons are full of prisoners who have conditions better managed medically voluntarily under court monitoring. Drug associated crime and traffic offences can often achieve the aims of our society, our families and the court if offered voluntary participation in rehabilitation monitored by the court rather than compulsorily after conviction.
It is the above medical issues affecting patients that I wish to assess and help them, their families, society and assist the court in achieving this. Traffic and other offences are preventable tragedies that I have witnessed in A&E and I respect our brave police who perform their duty as we all do.