Referring an employee for ill health retirement advice

Here are a few common reasons to refer an employee for an ill health retirement appointment:

  • Long-term sickness preventing return to work
  • Terminal illness diagnosis

We are highly experienced in supporting the process of ill health retirement for an employee. All cases are submitted and tracked through HealthHub to provide a clear line from triage to sourcing evidence and making formal recommendations. We will appoint an Independent Registered Medical Practitioner (IRMP) to review the medical evidence provided in the employee’s online medical and Occupational Health files, stored on HealthHub. The Occupational Health file will include recent reports from our OH Physicians and supporting evidence from a GP and/or medical specialist, depending on the medical reason for ill health retirement. 

After reviewing the evidence, the IRMP will complete an ill health retirement certificate to the awarding authority, with a referral and report advising whether there is sufficient evidence of permanent incapacity for the employee to continue their role. We will be on hand to support you throughout this process and can provide input to resolve internal disputes which may arise from the IRMP’s advice. 

Our dedicated team of 34 dedicated IRMPs, led by pensions specialist Dr Lisa Birrell FFOM, ensure our specialist Pensions Medical Advisors handle ill health retirement cases independently of Occupational Health advice.

Watch the HealthHub demo here on how to use the platform to refer your employee. 

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