Dr Meng Aw-Yong


Dr Meng Aw-Yong has a portfolio career in emergency & forensic medicine and prehospital care. He is the current president for BAFS (2017-2019), the Medical Director for the Metropolitan Police Service, a Forensic Medical Examiner, Medical Advisor for National Headquarters St. John Ambulance, Specialist Advisor CQC, Crowd Doctor for Queens Park Ranger’s Football club, Honorary Lecturer for Queen Mary’s University and lecturer at the Institute of Prehospital Care

He works in Emergency Medicine at Hillingdon Hospital and was previously on council for the College of Emergency Medicine and Past President of FASSGEM. He has been involved in medical politics as Local Negotiating Council member, BMA SAS national council member and London North SAS chair. His hobbies are motorcycling, photography and is busy with his three girls.

He has an interest in education teaching medical students, doctors, forensic physicians and police officers, various courses such as DFMS, MSC Forensic Science, Emergency Medicine, police federation, IPCC, police forces etc. He is a Course director in ATLS, an examiner for MFFLM (GFM OCSE lead for 6 years). He is a Suitable Person for FMEs, Fitness to Practice Assessor and Drs Supporter for the GMC: helping produce the video https://www.bma.org.uk/features/whenadoctorcallsforhelp/. He has been an instructor in ALS, MIMMS,

He has been a past President of the Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, a panel member of the Independent Advisory Panel on deaths in custody (Ministry of Justice) and a medical judge on First Tier Tribunal Judicial Allocations Committee (MoJ).

He has expert knowledge in “drug packers”, restraint and Deaths in Custody providing expert reports for IPCC, PONI, Inquests. He was a co-author in the Harris Review on suicides in prison for the Prison Minister, Substance Abuse, numerous RCEM Best Practice Guidance, First Aid Manual, Chief Medical Officer report on drug packers, NCEPOD reports, Challenging Concepts in Emergency Medicine, So you want to be brain surgeon.  

He has an interest in making custody safer pioneering the Custody Early Warning Score, ILS in custody medicine. He was part of a team that won the Health Service Journal award “best patient safety initiative in A&E for 2018” for their work on a Mental Health Handover form. He advises the National Police Chiefs Council, Independent Medical Science Advisory Panel, the national Self Defence Arrest Restraint, Authorised Professional Practice (College of Policing)

He promotes portfolio careers in medicine for sustainability and has featured in various media: