The Armed Forces community includes regular personnel, reservists, veterans, adult cadet force volunteers and families of regular personnel, reservists and veterans.
The values held by members of the Armed Forces community closely align to the NHS ways of working and values, with particular emphasis on service, commitment and respect.
Support for your Armed Forces agenda
Creating an Armed Forces policy
An overview of how to create an Armed Forces policy and what it should include.
1 September 2020
NHS Employers Armed Forces networks
Connect with our Armed Forces team and with fellow employers at our regular engagement and networking sessions.
9 May 2023
Becoming a forces-friendly employer
Follow our five simple steps to help you on your journey to establishing yourself as an inclusive, forces-friendly employer.
9 March 2021
Latest blogs and case studies
Salisbury NHS Trust's gold-standard commitment to Armed Forces community
This trust has improved its commitment to its AF community through new policy, an advocate and networks to support retention and staff experience.
19 June 2023
Trust sets the pace on gold-standard military support
Milton Keynes University Hospital raced to the Defence silver award for its work supporting the Armed Forces, with sights now firmly set on gold.
6 January 2023
Recognising the Armed Forces in a primary care setting
A primary care provider in Portsmouth is making good on its pledge to support the local Armed Forces community while championing military employees.
20 December 2022
Step into Health
The Step into Health programme works to actively promote the NHS as an ideal employer to members of the Armed Forces community.