Injury on Duty Pension Association Conference
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was a key topic at the latest bi-annual Injury on Duty Pension Association Conference (IODPA), covered for the first time by the Police Dependants’ Trust.
Derbyshire Trust Ambassadors Jaswinder Chandi and Dionne Gordon spoke to over 80 people at the conference on 21st October about the work of the PDT and our research into PTSD. There were a high number of resulting inquiries by delegates, all of whom had been ill-health retired following an injury on duty.
Robert Gilmour, an Ambassador and Support volunteer who helped to organize the presentation at the conference later said:
“I have only very recently started to volunteer with the PDT but have been a member of the IODPA for a number of years.
“I thought it was important for members (of the IODPA) to be aware of the work the Trust carry out and potential benefits to former officers who have had to leave the police due to sustained injuries on duty.
“The research and material on PTSD was met with particular interest as a number delegates have and continue to suffer with this as well as physical injuries”.
We would like to thank all three for their work in helping to spread the word.
IODPA was formed in late 2014 in response to concerns that official guidelines by Forces relating to injuries were not being followed.
In the last five years, 76% of frontline officers have been injured on duty.
If you would like to find out more about the IODPA, visit https://iodpa.org/