Since your query I have seen this info from employment policies. I hope some of the more informed will give you further advice.
Stage two – Action following occupational health service advice
• Your manager will consider what action to take based on the occupational health service advice.
• The outcome could be:
Agreeing your return to work with a short-term or permanent modification to your role.
Trying to find you alternative work elsewhere in Royal Mail Group
• If you’re unable to carry out your normal working pattern for the foreseeable future or indefinitely, we
may decide that it’s best for you to leave the business through ill health
• If you leave the business through ill health, you may receive a lump sum equivalent to 34 weeks’ basic
pay. If you are an active member of the Royal Mail Pension Plan and are unable to work indefinitely, you
may receive immediate pension. If you are not an active member of the Royal Mail Pension Plan and are
unable to work indefinitely, you may be eligible for an ill health income benefit from the discretionary
Company insurance scheme
• You can appeal the outcome of any decision.