Ill health re-assessment statistics

David Eason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to West Midlands Fire Service

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

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear West Midlands Fire Service,

“I would like to know how many employees of West Midlands 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

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

Ref: FOI/16078

 

Dear Mr Eason

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

 

I can confirm that we have received your request concerning ill health
re-assessment statistics. Your request was received on 7^th June 2016. and
I am dealing with it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

In certain circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay this before we will proceed to deal with the request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me on 0121 380
6561. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

 

Thank you

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Asif Malik

Data Processor

Data Management

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 0121 380 6561

West Midlands Fire Service.

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

Late notification

 

Ref: FOI/16078

 

Dear Mr Eason,

 

Further to your request for information concerning Ill health
re-assessment statistic.  I am still waiting for some of the information
to be gathered. This should be completed shortly.  I will let you have
your response week commencing 11^th July 2016.

 

Thank you

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Asif Malik

Data Processor

Data Management

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 0121 380 6561

West Midlands Fire Service.

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

1 Atodiad

Ref: FOI/16078

 

Dear Mr Eason

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST  

 

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now
completed its search for the information you requested on 7^th June 2016.

 

Please find below a summary of our findings.

 

Request

 

Q1. I would like to know how many employees of West Midlands Fire & Rescue
Service have retired due to ill health under the firefighters pension
scheme 1992 since the 1^st July 2006?

 

Reply

 

27

 

Request

 

Q2. How many of these retirees retired with an award of a higher tier
pension?

 

Reply

 

12

 

Request

 

Q3. Of these retirees, how many have subsequently been subjected to a
pension reassessment?

 

Reply

 

Please see attached Fee Notice

 

Request

 

Q4. How many retirees have been subject to more than one pension
reassessment under the firefighters pension scheme 1992 since 1^st July
2006?

 

Reply

 

Please see attached Fee Notice

 

Request

 

Q5. What is the total cost implications of employing an authority medical
advisor (AMA) to interview retirees under review?

 

Reply

 

There are no specific clinics for retirees, they would be added on to a
normal clinic.

 

Request

 

Q6. Who foots the bill for these AMA reviews?

 

Reply

 

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Request

 

Q7. How much does it cost to refer a review to an independent qualified
medical practitioner (IQMP)?

 

Reply

 

There is no set cost as it is dependent on the work involved in each
specific case.

 

Request

 

Q8. Who foots the bill for these IQMP reviews?

 

Reply

 

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Request

 

Q9. Of the reviews carried out, how many have led to a reclassification of
an ill health injury award under the 1992 firefighters pension scheme?

 

Reply

 

Please see attached Fee Notice

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision
please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire
Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

 

Thank you

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Asif Malik

Data Processor

Data Management

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 0121 380 6561

West Midlands Fire Service.

 

 

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