Mr Michael Hockey is a Consultant in Accident & Emergency Medicine at Scunthorpe General Hospital. His initial training was General Surgery, both before and after obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1979. In 1986 he undertook a period of Anaesthetic training and obtained the Diploma in Anaesthetics. Following this Mr Hockey entered a formal training programme as a Senior Registrar in Accident & Emergency Medicine in 1987. He was appointed Consultant in Accident & Emergency Medicine in 1990.
Mr Hockey has experience in the management of soft tissue injuries and minor fractures, and particular follow-up experience of whiplash injuries to the neck.
In the past 28 years Mr Hockey has provided in excess of 50,000 medical reports and has attended Court on only one occasion. The remainder of the cases have been settled by agreement. He understands that in a substantial portion of cases his report has been the single report on which settlement was based.
He has provided medical reports on minor fractures but would not consider himself to be an appropriate single authority to provide a medical report where major fractures have been sustained, particularly if operative treatment was undertaken.
Mr Hockey provides definitive reports on whiplash-type injuries, the majority of soft tissue injuries, minor head injuries, minor burns not requiring skin grafting and hand injuries not requiring surgical treatment. He does not provide reports on lifting-style back injuries which are the province of Orthopaedic Specialists.
He can provide an initial screening where multiple injuries have been sustained with advice on which Specialists are appropriate to provide detailed reports on the more serious injuries.
Reports have always contained a reference to psychological injury and advice on when a Psychologist’s opinion is appropriate.
Mr Hockey is not currently registered with MEDCO.
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