Ill health re-assessment statistics

David Eason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service,

“I would like to know how many employees of Lancashire Fire & Rescue
Service have retired due to ill health under the firefighters pension
scheme 1992 since the 1st July 2006?

How many of these retirees retired with an award of a higher tier pension?

Of these retirees, how many have subsequently been subjected to a pension
reassessment?

How many retirees have been subjected to more than one pension
reassessment under the firefighters pension scheme 1992 since the 1st July
2006?

What are the total cost implications of employing an authority medical
advisor (AMA) to interview retirees under review?

Who foots the bill for these AMA reviews?

How much does it cost to refer a review to an independent qualified
medical practitioner (IQMP)?

Who foots the bill for these IQMP reviews?

Of the reviews carried out, how many have led to a reclassification of an
ill health injury award under the 1992 firefighters pension scheme?”

Yours faithfully,

David Eason

SHQ - Shaw, Robert, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir

Thank you for your email which was received on 7 June 2016, requesting the following information:

“I would like to know how many employees of Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service have retired due to ill health under the firefighters pension scheme 1992 since the 1st July 2006?

How many of these retirees retired with an award of a higher tier pension?

Of these retirees, how many have subsequently been subjected to a pension reassessment?

How many retirees have been subjected to more than one pension reassessment under the firefighters pension scheme 1992 since the 1st July 2006?

What are the total cost implications of employing an authority medical advisor (AMA) to interview retirees under review?

Who foots the bill for these AMA reviews?

How much does it cost to refer a review to an independent qualified medical practitioner (IQMP)?

Who foots the bill for these IQMP reviews?

Of the reviews carried out, how many have led to a reclassification of an ill health injury award under the 1992 firefighters pension scheme?”

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered as soon as possible and at the latest within 20 working days, (5 July 2016).

In the unlikely event that we are not able to respond within 20 working days we will write to you to explain why and provide an anticipated completion date.

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Regards

Robert Shaw - Incident Information Officer
Corporate Programme and Intelligence
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
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