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Important Reminder re. “Financial Instrument/Bond” Requirements – 24th May 2016

MROs are reminded that any “financial instrument/bond” cannot name MedCo as the beneficiary.  MedCo is communicating with MROs as applicable, to advise them of this condition and to inform them that they are required to make alternative arrangements. 

Further information on “financial instrument/bond” requirements can be found here

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Notification on Multiple Registrations/Shell Companies - 20th May 2016

The MedCo Board anticipates that all “multiple registered” non-HVN MROs will be made non-operational and removed from the MedCo system when the Ministry of Justice implements its new policy on multiple registrations and the new definition of an MRO.   In these circumstances, and in accordance with the terms of the agreements signed by those companies, registration fees will not be refunded.

Any individual or company currently considering making multiple applications, prior to implementation of the new MoJ policy, is advised to take particular note of this notification.  MedCo will be communicating with all MROs as applicable, to advise them of these potential policy implications. 

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MedCo Enforcement Action – 12th May 2016

MedCo has identified, monitored and investigated users who appear to have been intentionally manipulating the search function on the MedCo service including repeat searches to achieve the desired outcome. Attempts to bypass the random allocation of Medical Experts and MROs constitutes a serious breach of the Authorised User Agreement

To date 20 Authorised Users have been notified of their suspension. In line with MedCo’s escalation procedures, suspended users have been asked to make appropriate representations to explain their conduct.

Further users have also been identified manipulating the search function and MedCo is in the process of making contact to enforce User Agreement Compliance Procedures via warnings, suspension, and if necessary termination of the use of the system.  

MedCo has communicated with users to remind them of their obligations under the Authorised User Agreement and will continue to monitor users, taking appropriate enforcement action as required.   

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Lord Faulks on MedCo - 6th May 2016

Lord Faulks speaking at the APIL Conference - May 2016 confirms the Government is pleased with the work of MedCo one year in. Click here for the speech excerpt.

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Accreditation Training Deadline Reminder – 4th May 2016

Medical Experts not accredited by the 1st June 2016 deadline will not be able to receive instructions under the MoJ’s Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.  Medical reports prepared by Experts who are not accredited by the deadline but were instructed on the case prior to the deadline, may not be valid. 

Medical Experts can complete all of their training via MedCo. Click here to register for MedCo Accreditation Training. 

Please note Medical Experts need to have registered as either a Direct Medical Expert or an Indirect Medical Expert, in order to undertake MedCo Accreditation Training.  Click here to register with MedCo and receive your MedCo registration number.   

All Medical Experts will need ICO registration in order to register with MedCo, for more information on ICO registration visit www.ico.org.uk .    

If you have any queries please contact medcotraining@apil.org.uk

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MedCo is the new system to facilitate the sourcing of medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the MoJ’s Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.

The new system went live on 6th April 2015. Medical Experts, MROs and Commissioners of Medical Reports must register via this website in order to be able to provide or commission medico-legal reports in relation to RTA soft tissue injury claims.

Please take the time to explore the website to familiarise yourself with how the new system will work, user updates, and your registration requirements depending on whether you are a Medical Expert, MRO or Commissioner of Medical Reports


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