Fees for whiplash reports

Guidance for doctors on the process for providing soft tissue injury reports and a table of fees to provide a whiplash report.
Location: UK
Audience: Consultants GPs Junior doctors
Updated: Thursday 16 January 2020
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Medical reports must be sourced via an IT portal called MedCo Registration Solutions, which will enable users to search for individual experts or medical reporting organisations. The MedCo portal will return a choice of randomly generated results and the user can select which one to instruct.

 

What this means for you

Medico-legal experts and medical reporting organisations must be registered with MedCo in order to provide the initial medico-legal reports for whiplash claims brought under the RTA Protocol.

Register with MedCo

 

The fees

Obtaining the first report from any expert permitted under 1.1(12) of the RTA Protocol £180

Obtaining a further report where justified, from one of the following disciplines

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (inclusive of a review of medical records where applicable) £420
Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine £360
General Practitioner registered with the General Medical Council £180
Physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council £180
Obtaining medical records £30 plus the direct cost from the holder of the records and limited to £80 in total for each set of records required. Where relevant records are required from more than one holder of records, the fixed fee applies to each set of records required.
Addendum report on medical records (except by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) £50
Answer to questions under Part 35 £80
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