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The Police Mutual Healthcare Scheme

Fri 01 Sep 2017

And with the 18-week treatment target de-prioritised by the NHS, it doesn't look like things will improve any time soon - which means we may all have to wait longer for access to care.

Poor healthcare provision adding to psychological stress

This is a concern for many people, not just Police Officers and Staff, but Officers can feel particularly exposed by a lack of access to adequate healthcare, and this can result in more stress, discomfort and anxiety.

Research by The Police Federation of England and Wales has shown that 20% of Officers have suffered one or more injuries requiring medical attention as a consequence of work-related violence, with 59% of Officers using annual leave or rest days to take time off due to the state of their physical health. Yet this covers only part of the story.

Worries about lack of healthcare provision only add to the stress of the job, and heighten existing pressures.

The Police Mutual 'discretionary' Healthcare Scheme

Police Mutual's Healthcare Scheme can help relieve these worries by providing timely care and support should you need prompt medical attention.

Benefits of the scheme include:

1. No waiting - Speak to an adviser to arrange treatment straight away
2. Extensive treatment - Up to £30,000 in-patient treatment per year
3. Choice - Receive treatment at a choice of leading hospitals across the UK
4. Family care - Includes treatment for children under 18

Peace of mind for you and your family

The Police Mutual Healthcare Scheme includes consultations up to the value of £600 a year, plus £1,000 diagnostic tests benefit for diagnostic procedures like X-rays and ECGs.

The Scheme is open to all Police Officers, PCSOs, Special Constables, Police Staff and their immediate families. And 15,000 members of the Police family already enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they have access to the best possible care.

To find out more about Police Mutual Healthcare click here.

Type of article: Articles
Category: Wellbeing

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