As a result of the Coronavirus, the Scheme Medical Adviser (SMA) has advised that it has put contingency plans in place to ensure minimal disruption to services. This includes working from home for clinical and SMA administration teams.
Due to the unprecedented demands on the NHS, there may be delays in processing applications where it is not possible to obtain information from GPs and specialists. Additional delays may also occur if Government legislation is introduced that redirects healthcare providers to assist NHS activities.
You should note this guide does not cover all aspects of the ill health retirement procedure or your employer’s responsibilities. It also does not override pension scheme rules. If there is a difference between any aspect of this guidance or the scheme rules, the scheme rules will apply.