The Agency's Policy Branch plays a role in medical ill-health retirement and injury on duty appeals. This Agency, on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, is responsible for appointing the board of medical referees who hear the appeals. Since November 2008 medical ill-health retirement and injury benefit appeals have been referred to a Board of Referees supplied by Health Management Limited (HML). If you wish to make an appeal against a decision on ill-health retirement or an injury award you must contact your own police force.
HML now provide medical appeal board for appeals made by officers in England Wales and Scotland. The Home Office has provided guidance to the board of medical referees which is regularly updated. A copy of the latest guidance can be viewed by clicking the link below. If you have any queries please contact the SPPA.