Case studies and blogs


We have created a range of informative tools and resources to help you and colleagues from the Armed Forces to raise awareness of, and increase the support towards, current military and ex-service personnel within the NHS.

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Hull's journey to gold Dec
Hear about Jan Fillinger's story as NHS Armed Forces Champion at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, as she showcases the organisation's journey to the Gold Employer Recognition Scheme award.
Our journey to gold Nov
Alex Ridley, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s HR Manager, shares their experience of achieving the gold award for support of the Armed Forces within the NHS, detailing the positive impact that it has had on the organisation.
The NHS is recruiting former military personnel - and so should you 



"There are hundreds of non-clinical roles available within the NHS that can benefit from the skills and experience the forces community can bring". Find out more in this blog from Gemma Wright, programme lead at NHS Employers.
Building the NHS relationship with the Armed Forces



As both a consultant paramedic at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) and a reservist, Matt House explains how being a reservist helps him build the relationship between his trust and the Army, the flexibility his civilian career brings him, and the benefits his military skills bring to the NHS.
Being a female leader in the Army Reserves



Helen Singh works as an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner in NHS Lothian and is also a reservist and commanding officer of 306 Hospital Support Regiment. Here she shares her experience of climbing up the ranks in her reservist career and balancing this with her career in the NHS and family life.
A reservists perspective on the importance of a supportive trust



Major Marion Creagh works at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in her NHS career and is also a reservist in the army. Marion talks about her experience as a reservist, the importance of a supportive employer and theskills she brings to the NHS.

An employer perspective to supporting reservists in the NHS



Raj Bhamm, head of workforce strategy at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust talks about how the trust supports their reservist colleagues and the benefits that reservists bring to the NHS.
Military training: The Sandhurst way  March


Richard Cumpsty, medical student at Southampton University and member of the Army reserves, shares his experiences of training at Sandhurst.

Case studies

Case study
Learning from the Reservist Support Initiative Award
Find out what nine trusts did to be shortlisted for the Reservist Support Initiative award in 2019
and read top tips for how your organisation can be the best Armed Forces employer it can be.
Employer Recognition Scheme

Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award winners

Read this case study to find out how four NHS trusts received the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award in 2017 for the support they offer to their Armed Forces colleagues.


Meet the community: a reservist within the NHS Hear Natalie Gardner, a reservist and physiotherapist, share her of experience of how her roles as a reservist and her role in the NHS complement each other with the support of her employers. 
Supporting military spouses in the NHS  In this video, hear from Melanie Martin, a military spouse working in the NHS on the challenges of managing both her professional and personal lives and the importance of being supported by her NHS employer.
Live casualty training exercise from York Teaching Hospital In July 2018, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ran a live mass casualty exercise to test the trust's incident response plan and provide a suitable training environment for a mass casualty incident. Watch the short video below to see how the exercise was conducted.
Leeds Teaching works in partnership with the Armed Forces Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has worked in partnership with the Armed Forces to launch a short video demonstrating its support towards members of the forces community.
NHS Business Services Authority pledges commitment to the Armed Forces
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) recently held a pledge signing event of the Armed Forces Covenant and Step into Health. Hear from colleagues across the public sector on what support is available for employers.
Reservists in the NHS: Find us, support us, use us Listen to the experiences of three reservists within the NHS and hear how being part of the reserve forces has added value to their employment.
South Central Ambulance Service support Step into Health Melanie Saunders, executive director of HR and OD at South Central Ambulance Service shares why supporting the Armed Forces is an integral part of their recruiting strategy and the benefit this can bring to the NHS.



How to be an effective Armed Forces employer webinar
Working towards an Employer Recognition Scheme award? Want to hear good practice to help you effectively support the Armed Forces community within your organisation? Catch up with our webinar and find out how you can go for gold.
Developing an internal Armed Forces staff network webinar
Catch up with our webinar to find out how you can develop an internal Armed Forces staff network within your organisation.
Step into Health radio interview
Listen to this British Forces Broadcasting Service interview with Gemma Wright from the Armed Forces team about the Step into Health programme.
Step into Health webinar: tapping into talent Watch this webinar from the Step into Health team about recruiting from the wounded injured and sick Armed Forces community.

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