Injury Award Guidance - 1066/21

Date Responded 09 September 2021

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

When an officer becomes injured whilst at work which results in ill health retirement, they are entitled to make an application for an injury on duty award under the 'Police (Injury) Benefit Regulations 2006.


  1. I would like a copy of the guidance that Northumbria Police have produced in relation to Injury Awards please. I believe this guidance to have been produced over the last eighteen months.
  2. I would also like to know what other parties took part in forming this guidance please and their credentials.


For clarification:

I am seeking guidance that has been written by three selected medical practitioners (SMPs) along with a member of your legal department, in how they deal with ill health retirements and subsequent Regulation 37(1) reassessments. 


It is regarding police officers.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.


You should note that an individuals ‘credentials’ would not be provided, if held, as this would be exempt under Section 40 – Personal Information.


In order to assist I can advise that this document is in the public domain and can be found at the link we have provided for you below.

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