Thursday, 31 December 2015

Changes To Access To The Police Treatment Centre

All Durham retired police officers have now been contacted by email or by letter from
me, to advise them that with effect from 1st January 2016 there will be a number of
significant changes to the way the Police Treatment Centres (which covers the
facilities at Castlebrae, Auchterarder and St Andrews, Harrogate) are to be funded.

PTC Trustees directed that from 1st January 2016, they will allow PCSOs, Special
Constables and Detention/Custody Officers (employed by the Chief Constable or
Police Crime Commissioner)to sign up to donate to the PTC, and that they will be
eligible to access treatment at either of their Centres.

Also the Trustees directed that the PTC will introduce a weekly donation rate of
£0.65 for Retired Officers from 1st January 2016, which they will be required to pay if
they wish to apply for treatment at the PTC.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS THE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT FROM 1ST
JANUARY 2016 IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER THIS CHANGE AND ACT
NOW TO PREVENT ELIGIBILITY TO ACCESS FREE TREATMENT BEING
AFFECTED.

Many retired colleagues have already signed up but this reminder is to those of you
who may wish to take action but have not yet done so.
Should you have any further questions then please feel free to contact the Police
Treatment Centre either on 01423 504448, via their website at the policetreatmentcentres.org where further information about the facilities, the
changes and donation forms are all readily available.

I also wish to take this opportunity to wish all retired colleagues very best wishes for 2016

Margaret Toward
Welfare Officer

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