What is MedCo?
MedCo is the system used to facilitate the sourcing of medical report providers in claims brought under the Ministry of Justice RTA Small Claims Pre-Action Protocol or the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.
Introduced in April 2015, MedCo is part of a package of reforms to tackle the increase in claims for compensation and the significant impact it was having on the motor insurance premiums paid by individuals, families and businesses.
MedCo aims are to;
- implement Government policy,
- ensure the independence of medical reporting through a random but fair search and selection;
- provide accreditation for medical experts and
- ensure the quality of medical legal report.
All commissioners of medical reports, such as firms of solicitors, along with medical expert and MRO providers must register with MedCo. All users must also declare any financial links.
Who is the MedCo Board?
The MedCo system is operated by a non-executive Board comprised of two independent non-executive directors and representatives with cross industry interests and an independent Chair. Representatives include members from the following organisations;
- Association of British Insurers,
- Association of Medical Reporting Organisation,
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers,
- British Medical Association,
- Forum Of Insurance Lawyers,
- Law Society,
- Motor Accident Solicitor Society and
- Motor Insurers' Bureau
The Board publish public minutes of the meetings of the Board. You can read the minutes by visiting our Document library and using the filter category Public Board Minutes.
MedCo Sub committees
In addition to the Board there are a number of sub committees.
- Audit Committee (AC)
- Expert Audit and Peer Review Committee (EAPR)
- Education and Training Committee (ETC)
- Operations Committee (Ops)
- IT Committee