In relation to a complaint about ill health early retirement, the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman has criticised the employer council for not asking more questions of their medical advisers. The council was entitled to rely on the professional advice it received but should not have done so blindly. The council was directed to obtain a fresh medical opinion from a doctor not previously involved in the case and to ensure that the medical adviser had full details of Mr Parry's duties. (Parry)