Audience: This Notice will be of particular interest to:
Action: To note revisions to the application (order) forms for medical assessments and appeals:
To note that the Medical Reviews and Appeals Guide has been updated (July 2012)
Timing: Revisions to order forms EPPA1, APP1, CSIBS1 and CSIBS2 can be implemented immediately but will come into full effect from 1 September 2012.
The updated Medical Reviews and Appeals Guide (issue date: July 2012) is available immediately and replaces the previous version issued.
The documents referred to in this EPN are available to view and download from Civil Service Website:
A copy of the revised forms EPPA1, APP1, CSIBS1 and CSIBS2 and updated Medical Reviews and Appeals Guide are also attached with this EPN for ease of reference.
Revisions to forms IHR1 and IHR2
1. The forms EPPA1, APP1, CSIBS1 and CSIBS2 have been revised to reflect changes previous made to forms IHR1 and IHR2 with a view to;
Updated Medical Reviews and Appeals Guide (issue date: July 2012)
2. The Medical Reviews and Appeals Guide has been updated and replaces the earlier version published. Some minor changes have been made to the text in places that do not impact on
the procedures. These include:
Actions to take
3. The guidance and forms issued with this EPN can be used immediately.
4. You must use the revised order forms EPPA1, APP1, CSIBS1 and CSIBS2 for referrals or appeals to the Scheme Medical Adviser from 1 September 2012. The Scheme Medical Adviser will only accept old forms received after 1 September 2012 that were already signed and dated by the applicant prior to 1 September, but will return any old forms signed and dated after 1 September and you will need to complete the new forms.
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