Date posted: 01/11/2008

Audience: This Notice will be of particular interest to

  • Staff involved in referring cases to the Scheme Medical Adviser
  • Managers with responsibility for communicating pension scheme information to staff

Action: To be aware a new version of the Medical Guidance Notes is available

Timing: Immediate

  1. The Medical Guidance Notes (MGN) explain the medical provisions of the Civil Service pension and compensation arrangements and the processes involved in using them. They are available on the publications section of our website.
  2. The updated version now includes reference to nuvos provisions and the upper-tier review appeal procedures. We have also taken the opportunity to make minor alterations to the wording for the purpose of clarity.
  3. There has been no change to the medical provisions or processes except that the referral form for Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme referrals is being updated and renamed CSIBS1. The new form replaces the Med 4 form and can be downloaded from our website.
  4. If you hold any hard copies of the previous MGN please destroy them immediately.


This document replaces EPN146


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1 November 2008
Last updated:
24 April 2023