NHS and the Armed Forces Conference

When: 14 / 11 / 2019 9.30am - 14 / 11 / 2019 5pm

When: 14 / 11 / 2019 9.30am - 14 / 11 / 2019 5pm
Where: Barbican Centre
Address: Silk Street
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Armed Forces conf 2019


NHS and the Armed Forces: A long-term partnership

NHS Employers is holding the first ever NHS and the Armed Forces conference on Thursday 14 November at The Barbican Centre in London.

Event information

This free one-day event will celebrate the partnership between the NHS and the Armed Forces and will explore how we can continue to work together to help address the challenges facing both services. The event features a series of high-profile speakers, from both the NHS and the Armed Forces, addressing topics such as: recruitment, retention and the long-term plan for the NHS.

There will be opportunities to network with HR professionals and military stakeholders, browse our exhibition stands and there will be four breakout sessions in the afternoon for all delegates to choose from, with an opportunity to attend two of the following:

  1. Retaining reservist talent in your workforce
    A good practice sharing session from NHS organisations that have done some great work in this area. These organisations will share the benefits they have experienced employing reservists in the NHS and how they have made efforts to retain and develop their reservist workforce, in particular through innovative and partnership working.
  2. Exploring opportunities of system partnership working
    This session will enable attendees to explore the opportunities of system partnership working and how the Armed Forces agenda can be implemented at a local level. This will be an informal discussion with key representatives from sustainability and transformation partnerships, integrated care systems, social care, primary care and a military perspective.
  3. Military Is Good For Business: An employer’s forum
    This session will focus on the business case for employing ex-military personnel. This will be an opportunity to learn tips on how to attract and recruit from the Armed Forces.
  4. Defence @ Home: Clinical lessons to be learnt from the military
    This session will look at the aid that is provided by the military as an emergency response to domestic incidents including the Manchester bombings, London Bridge attack, Salisbury poisoning, Cumbria floods and the Alton Towers crash. This session will explore the clinical innovations and lessons that the NHS can learn from the military. 

*Places for each of the sessions are limited to a maximum 50 people at each time and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.



To view a copy of the full agenda please contact armedforces@nhsemployers.org

How to book

This event is now fully booked, please contact armedforces@nhsemployers.org if you would like to be added to a waiting list.

Social media

We'll be encouraging you to use social media throughout the day and in the run up to the conference using #NHSMilitaryConf and @NHSEArmedForces

Please feel free to contact us at armedforces@nhsemployers.org if you have any questions.




Armed Forces team
0113 306 3037

14 / 11 / 2019 9.30am - 14 / 11 / 2019 5pm
Where: Barbican Centre
Silk Street
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