Cumbria Police Federation

Ill Health Retirement & Injury

20 October 2022


The ‘Police Care UK – Force Ill-Health Retirement Commitment’, was launched to all UK forces and the public on the 1st September 2022.

The Ill-Health Retirement Commitment was developed through feedback and advice from our beneficiaries who came to us seeking peer support, as they went through the IHR and Injury on Duty process themselves.

Our commitment does not seek to change the process, but rather offers options on improving engagement, and seeks to challenge common cultures around Ill-Health retirement and Injury on Duty processes.

This commitment has been developed in collaboration with a few UK Police forces, Federation Reps in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and representatives from the Police Superintendent’s Associations, National Association of Retired Police Officers, and Injury on Duty Pensioners Association, all of which have contributed to the ultimate document seen here today.


You can view and download our official Ill-Health Retirement Commitment here: