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Medical appeals

If you are dissatisfied with a decision by a medical practitioner selected by Kent Police, you may appeal against it. You must give notice of your appeal within 28 days of receiving a copy of the medical practitioner's report.

If the report relates to your eligibility for awards payable on grounds of permanent disablement, you must support your appeal by a report from your own Doctor which disagrees with that of the selected medical practitioner. The selected medical practitioner will be asked to reconsider their report. If this does not resolve the matter, a third registered medical practitioner will be asked to give an opinion which, if it disagrees with the selected medical practitioner, will be final.

If the report relates to permanent disablement, you may appeal to a Medical Appeal Board. You must normally give notice of your appeal to Kent Police within 28 days of receiving the report from the selected medical practitioner. It is possible, before the appeal is sent off to the board, for you and Kent Police to agree that the matter be referred back to the medical practitioner under the internal review procedure.

The decision of the appeal board is final subject to review by the courts or reconsideration by the board, with the agreement of Kent Police.