NHS Employers Armed Forces networks

Connect with our Armed Forces team and with fellow employers at our regular engagement and networking sessions.

31 August 2022

Armed Forces reservists programme

Community Connect

Our Community Connect networking sessions bring together NHS Armed Forces reservist champions with representatives from military units and supporting organisations.

They provide a space to share ideas, experiences and good practice, and to discuss the challenges faced when supporting reservists and members of the Armed Forces community in the workplace.

Community Connect is hosted virtually, using Microsoft Teams. Anyone within the NHS is eligible to attend if they have an interest in supporting the Armed Forces community.

Join our sessions to:

  • make contacts and network with regional Armed Forces representatives
  • share good practice and feedback on your organisation's Armed Forces agenda
  • hear updates from our Armed Forces reservists programme team
  • share details of local insight days, recruitment events and other relevant meetings
  • improve the support you offer reservists and Armed Forces community employees
  • build your reputation as a forces-friendly employer.

Upcoming reservist engagement sessions

To receive invitations to our full programme of reservist engagement events, including Community Connect, sign up via our reservists registration form.

If you have an idea for a theme or discussion, email


Step into Health

Employer Engagement Surgeries

Join our bi-monthly Employer Engagement Surgeries to check in with the Step into Health team and connect with other organisations pledged to the programme.

Each session will address a specific aspect of the Step into Health programme. Themes will be decided by attendees and cover topics such as connecting with Armed Forces organisations, work placements, delivering insight days and promoting Step into Health in an ICS environment.

We aim to encourage open conversation between organisations across England and Wales and welcome all who are pledged to the programme to network and share experiences, successes and challenges when delivering Step into Health.

Surgeries are run bi-monthly, usually on the first Tuesday of that month, and last 60 minutes. They are hosted by Step into Health using Microsoft Teams.

    Upcoming Employer Engagement Surgeries

    • Tuesday 4 April 2023; 2-3pm - Theme TBC  

    To receive invitations to all Employer Engagement Surgeries, sign up via our joining form.

    If you have an idea for a theme or topic, please email

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