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

Key information for employers, including legal responsibilities, financial support and how to  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.

Related News

Cavell Nurses' Trust reservist awards 2017

Reservists can apply for the Cavell Nurses' Trust awards, which recognises an individual's commitment to patient care and the Armed Medical Services.

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Military March 2017

For this year's month-long Military March campaign, which aims to raise awareness of supporting reservists in the NHS, we will be holding six regional working groups across the country.

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