Medical Director Luke Jones:
“We take great care in selecting our medical experts, and insist on excellent credentials, postgraduate qualifications and training in Medico Legal report writing. We don’t just let any doctor who calls our office start writing reports!
All our doctors have been UK trained in London or Oxford and have broad experience in working for the National Health Service. Experience in Accident and Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics are essential – if you haven’t experience treating these conditions acutely, how can you possibly hope to describe their severity and potential prognosis?
We handpick our doctors not only for their medical acumen and experience but also for their excellent language & interpersonal skills. This is because we feel that their ability to put a client at ease facilitates the production of a more accurate and relevant report and avoids essential details such as previous accidents or claims being missed.
Our thorough checks include original documentation, General Medical Council registration and Criminal Record Bureau clearance meaning that our experts are able to see a wide range of patients including paediatric and vulnerable adults. In this situation, we insist that a patient advocate, nominated by their solicitor, is also present at the consultation.
There’s no point in producing a great medico legal report if it takes months to arrive. I have written hundreds of GP medico legal reports and understand what both patients and solicitors expect – and make it my responsibility to ensure the rest of the team do too.
Working for other report writing agencies, I was frustrated by the delay in receiving instructions in the post, poor organisation of appointments systems, high DNA rates and administrative delays in delivering reports to solicitors and feeding back to the experts – and I knew we could do it better.
Our logistics team work tirelessly to prevent these unnecessary delays and our Doctors understand the need for an immaculate, thorough, rapidly delivered report. We pride ourselves in the rapid turnaround of any queries that you may have with the reports we provide.