MedCo has recently received a number of enquiries about the interpretation of section 1.1 (A1) of the RTA Pre-Action Protocol, related to whether Experts who are not accredited by April 6th 2016 but were instructed on a case prior to the deadline can provide a valid medical report. MedCo has taken this issue to the MoJ, together with Experts’ concerns about successfully achieving accreditation by April 6th due to recent changes to the Accreditation Training programme.
The Master of the Rolls has agreed to extend the accreditation deadline to 1st June 2016.
MedCo wishes to publicly express its thanks to the MoJ and the Master of the Rolls for their prompt action in resolving these issues.
Medical Experts yet to start their accreditation training can now complete all of their training via Medco. Click here to register for MedCo Accreditation Training.
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
Only those experts who are accredited will be able to prepare Medco reports on or after 6th April 2016. 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.
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