Delivery partners

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Step into Health is a partnership between NHS armed length bodies and Armed Forces organisations that is being delivered across the NHS by the NHS Employers organisation. 


The Royal Foundation

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is the Patrons’ primary charitable vehicle, and hopes to become a leading philanthropic investor, effectively using its time and resources to create lasting change in targeted areas and geographies, based on need and on the interests of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Foundation seeks to invest in, or partner with, organisations with proven impact, using its profile and leverage to create a multiplier effect in resources, outcomes and knowledge.

The Royal Foundation has supported Step into Health from the very start of the pilot project in 2014 and is pleased to continue its support as Step into Health builds upon the first pilot’s success and extends across England. The Foundation sees Step into Health as an excellent opportunity for Service leavers and Veterans to move onto their next stage of employment with the NHS.

Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. In their mandate, HEE continue to support people from the Armed Forces.

Health Careers are part of Health Education England and their aim is to support people in education and at all stages of their career to discover more about the health roles that are available. They share educational information about the range of 350 or so careers available in health.

Walking with the Wounded

Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) supports a pathway for ex-servicemen and women to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment WWTW recognises the inherent skills of armed service personnel and wants to compliment these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. Assistance is offered through various programmes to ex-service personnel who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service. In addition to Step into Health, support is given to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, those with mental health difficulties and ex-servicemen and women in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.

WWTW is proud to have been instrumental in designing and launching this innovative programme and encourage all employers within the NHS to adopt Step into Health to maximise employment opportunities for the Armed Forces community.

NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. They offer the support that providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future. 

Working in partnership with NHS England they have formed the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance (VCHA). A group of over 20 NHS acute hospitals that have volunteered to drive improvements in NHS care for people who serve or have served in the UK Armed Forces and their families, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Career Transition Partnership

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup.  The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving the service.

College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services

The College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services (CMVES) help people make a smooth transition from life in the uniformed services to civilian life.

They guide and advise men and women who are planning to leave military service, be that through medical discharge, redundancy or choice. They provide the same service for the military Veteran community, emergency service personnel and their families.

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