Military March 2015 - new resources for employers

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08 / 4 / 2015 Midnight

Throughout March, we released new resources and web information for employers of reservists. We restructured our web content to make it easier to navigate and produced a range of new content.

Here is a run down of the new blogs, case studies and podcasts.

Blogs

From the ward to a warzone - Lt Col Patricia Cook is an advanced practitioner in neurosurgery and  a reservist. Here, Patricia shares her story of deployment to Iraq in 2004, how this has benefited her as an NHS nurse and the effect this had on her NHS trust. Read her blog.

Leading the way - Surgeon Commander Richard Graham, is a consultant radiologist for Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust and a naval reserve. Here, Richard shares how he is applying the skills he's learnt to his trust. Read his blog.

The sky's the limit - Sqn Ldr Alex Norman is a GP and also a flight commander at RAF Brize Norton. Here, Alex shares his experience as a new member of the Reserve Forces and his hopes for the future. Read his blog.

Charting an academic course - Surgeon lieutenant commander Stuart Roberts serves as a medical officer with the Royal Navy Reserve (RNR). He is also a trainee neurosurgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Here Stuart shares why he became a reservist, the academic opportunities this has given him and how being a reservist has benefited both Stuart and his employer. Read his blog.

Case studies

South Central Ambulance Service reservists journey - Amelia Spurin shares the trust’s experience of creating a new reservists policy and increasing the support it offers to reservists. Read the case study.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - supporting reservists - Find out how Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust supports its reservists through strong policies and trust-wide recognition. Read the case study.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - supporting reservists - Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has pledged its support for members of the Reserve Forces, or those wishing to join, and acknowledges that the training undertaken by reservists develops skills which contribute to the provision of high quality patient care. Find out more about how the trusts supports its reservists. Read the case study.

Podcasts

The benefits to the NHS podcast - Wing Commander Colin Mathieson shares his top tips on supporting members of the Reserve Forces within the NHS, the benefits this brings and how he supports organisations when their reservists are mobilised. Listen to the podcast.

A parallel career podcast - Clinical scientist and haematology lab manager, Major Tracey Smith-Straney, shares how being a medical reservist has helped drive her career forward at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Listen to the podcast.

Why I became a reservist podcast - Navy reservist and consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Harry Rourke, from The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust share the reasons why he became a reservist, Listen to the podcast.  

Read our Employing reservists in the NHS section for more reservists-focused information for employers.


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