Employing reservists in the NHS


The NHS employs a significant number of healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff who are also members of the Reserve Forces. Here we offer the guidance, knowledge and helpful tools you will need to support reservists employed within your workforce.


Employers roles and responsibilities

What are your responsibilities as an employer? What financial support is available? How do you sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant?


The reservist

What are reservists? What are their training commitments? What do you need to know about mobilisation?


NHS Reserve Forces Champions

The NHS Reserve Forces Champions scheme aims to increase the awareness of reservists within the NHS and the benefits this can bring to employers. Nominate your champion here.

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NHS Reserve Forces footprint map

Want to find out if your organisation employ reservists? Looking for details of your local military units? Find all you need to know here.

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Introduction to the Reserve Forces - video

Our 'Introduction to the Reserve Forces' video shares experiences of reservists from the NHS and how an NHS trust has benefited from their support.



This page provides a number of useful resources for employers who have members of staff who are serving, or who wish to serve, in the Reserve Forces.

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The NHS salutes Reserves Day

We are taking a look back at what a few NHS trusts got up to this Reserves Day. Find out how the NHS showed their support.

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Reserves Day 2016

Reserves Day took place on 8 September this year, and offered employers the opportunity to show their support for the reservists in their workforce. Find out what resources we released in support of employers and their reservist employees.

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