Police Pension Regulations and Home Office Guidance outline the need for each police force to have access to Occupational Health Medical Advisors. These are known as Force Medical Advisors (FMA).
The previous provider had a three-month termination notice. This followed a review of the Practice, after which they were unable to continue providing the services of an FMA.
It was imperative that the Force continued the services of an FMA. Therefore, an emergency process was invoked.
Various suppliers were contacted and asked about their ability to provide FMA services for a short time. This was while the tender process was finalised. This temporary arrangement expires on 26th November 2015
Investigation and evaluation of all procurement routes has been conducted in a fair, comprehensive, thorough and transparent way. The results and further details are provided in the attached report.