Direct Medical Expert Registration:
If you are a medical expert with valid GMC and or HCPC registration and you wish to take direct instructions without operating under a Medical Reporting Organisation (MRO) you can submit an application to register with MedCo. You will need also need to pay a registration fee.
Indirect Medical Expert Registration:
Medical Experts who only undertake medico-legal reports via an MRO must register with MedCo and can submit an application to register here. Only Medical Experts with valid GMC/HCPC registrations can register.
Medical experts intending to register on MedCo are required to have a current registration with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
Under the 2018 Regulations, organisations or individuals who determine the purpose for which personal data is processed (Data Controllers), must pay a data protection fee unless they are exempt.
As part of your registration with MedCo, we will ask you for a valid ICO number which we will verify with the ICO register of fee payers. If you do not have an ICO registration, you can find out how to register on the ICO website www.ico.org.uk.
Please note that all medical experts need to complete accredited training. Further details on the accreditation process can be found here.