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Request Reference: 8613 Request Date: 01 Jul 2019
Request: Dear Sir/Madam, Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, may I request you to provide me with the following information? A trust-wide list of the ill health retirement applications that you have received from different NHS Trusts in England during the year (2015 16) please provide a breakdown along with the name of the hospital trusts. A trust-wide list of the successful ill health retirement applications (2015 16) please provide a breakdown along with the name of the hospital trusts. A trust-wide list of the age of the employees who had the successful ill health retirement applications (2015 16) please provide a breakdown along with the name of the hospital trusts. A trust-wide list of the gender of the employees who had the successful ill health retirement applications (2015 16) please provide a breakdown along with the name of the hospital trusts. I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release information as soon as possible. I would prefer to receive the information electronically. If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me via telephone or e-mail to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic. Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future. Yours faithfully [Name Redacted] Consultant Occupational Physician Sheffield Teaching Hospitals [On 3 July 2019 you clarified the following:] Further to my request that I made on the 1st of July 2019 may I request you to modify it a little.? May I request you to provide me data over a three year period i.e. 2015-16; 2016-17 and 2017-18? We are conducting a study to examine rates of ill-health retirement across English NHS Trusts and assess the rates according to the socioeconomic deprivation statuses of the councils involved. We kindly request the following data to assist us with this: 1. Number of ill health retirement applications that was made from individual NHS Trusts in the England for the years a. 2015-16 b. 2016-17 c. 2017-2018 2. Success rate of the ill health retirement applications of individual NHS Trusts in the England for the years 1. 2015-16 2. 2016-17 3. 2017-2018 3. The mean age of the successful ill-health retirement cases for the years listed above 4. Overall Gender and Ethnicity rates would also be appreciated [On 30 July 2019 you clarified the following:] I can confirm that the email of 3rd July replaces the original request. The original request was for a specific year 2015 - 16 only. The next email was for three consecutive years. I am looking for a breakdown of the applicants according to the ethnicity and gender if this is available.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 25 Oct 2019
Response: Please see attached response.

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