Accreditation

The Government’s Civil Procedure Rules came into force on 1 June 2016 which require all medical experts completing the first fixed costs medical reports in low value soft tissue injury claims to complete accreditation training. For further information on the Civil Procedure Rules on the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents see here.

 

MedCo requirements:

Prior to the commencement of training, all experts must meet the below minimum requirements:

  1. be registered with MedCo
  2. hold a valid registration of an appropriate professional body (GMC/HCPC)
  3. doctors registered with the GMC must hold a valid licence to practice. (Any expert not holding a valid licence will be required to provide a referee please contact enquiries@MedCo.org.uk for further information)
  4. have signed a MedCo User Agreement
  5. have declared any financial links.

 

How to complete the accreditation?

To complete the MedCo accreditation training click here to register

Please note Medical Experts will need to have registered with MedCo as either a Direct Medical Expert or an Indirect Medical Expert and provide their correct MedCo registration number in order to successfully complete MedCo Accreditation Training. All Medical Experts will need ICO registration in order to register with MedCo. For more information on ICO registration visit www.ico.org.uk     

 

Assessment criteria:

The Accreditation Training modules have been developed to cover five core areas of knowledge including:

  1. professional obligations
  2. medical history
  3. clinical examination
  4. model medico legal examination and report
  5. legal content.

 

Timescales:

It is estimated that providers allow 30-35 hours of training to complete the accreditation.

 

For any questions regarding the accreditation scheme, please email: enquiries@medco.org.uk