Member Services - Northern Healthcare Scheme

Northern Healthcare Scheme

Northern Healthcare Scheme

The Northern Police Healthcare Scheme - established in 1989 - is a self-financing Scheme set up under a Trust Deed to provide private medical advice and treatment to subscribing members and their dependants.

The main objective of the Scheme is to make the advantages of private medical care available to members at a reasonable cost, representing very good value for money and is still lower than most other Schemes.

The Scheme also includes an alternative cash benefit for NHS treatment (currently £100 a night or £100 for Day Case surgery) and all benefits are payable at the Trustees' discretion. Please note that the Cash Benefit does not apply to Scheme members who are admitted to an NHS hospital as an emergency admission.

Serving Officers who are Members of the Scheme will also receive FREE Police Treatment Centre Membership.

Making a Claim

  • Any member wishing to make a claim under the Scheme must initially obtain a Claim Form from the Federation Office on 0191 437 3000 before seeing their GP.
  • At the consultation, any necessary diagnostic tests only can be carried out.
  • Any procedures proposed by the Consultant following the diagnostic tests must be referred to Northumbria Police Federation for prior approval.

Please note that a £50 excess payment is required for any new Claim and must be submitted when returning the GP Referral Form.

Payment can be made by cheque, payable to the Northern Police Healthcare Scheme, or by Bank Transfer (details of which can be obtained by telephoning the Federation Office on 0191 437 3000).

Contact details:

Pauline Chapman
Scheme Administrator
Northumbria Police Federation
11-14 Apex Business Village
Northumberland NE23 7BF
Tel: 0191 437 3000 Fax: 0191 250 2961