NHS trusts sign the Armed Forces Covenant

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NHS organisations are continuing to show their support to the Armed Forces community, with more trusts recently signing the Armed Forces Covenant throughout the 2018 Military March campaign.
By signing the Covenant, organisations pledge their public commitment to the Armed Forces, committing to the fair treatment of reservists and veterans, as well as their families. The NHS greatly benefits from the skills members of the Armed Forces community bring to the workforce, and signing the Covenant helps build trusts' reputation as an Armed Forces employer of choice.  
Throughout Military March 2018, the following trusts have signed the covenant:
  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Ken Bremner, chief executive of South Tyneside and City Hospitals, said that it was an honour to sign the covenant, adding that the NHS can “benefit from the wide range of unique skills and experiences that reservists and veterans can bring to the workplace, coupled with the self-confidence, resourcefulness and positive attitude they gain through service in the Forces.”

To find out more about what’s involved in signing the Covenant, and in supporting the Armed Forces in general, read our dedicated web pages.

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