Arrangements for ill health retirement are defined by your pension scheme.
The fundamental idea behind ill-health retirement is that your pension scheme may pay you a pension from any age if you are suffering from an illness or condition that prevents you from working or reduces your capacity to work.
The trustees of the relevant pension fund make and apply the rules governing ill-health retirement. Queen Mary itself does not make the decision as to whether you can take ill-health retirement.
Nonetheless, all applications for early retirement on the grounds of ill-health require medical and University support. If you think that you (or someone that you manage) might qualify for ill-health retirement, you can seek information from the relevant pension scheme or Queen Mary's Pensions Officer; or you can raise the matter with the appropriate HR Advisor.