Supporting the Armed Forces in the NHS

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The NHS employs a significant number of healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff who are members of the Armed Forces community. This includes reservists, service leavers, military spouses, dependants and cadet forces adult volunteers.

Here we provide all the information and resources that you need to support the Armed Forces community as an employer in the NHS.

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Why does it matter?

Supporting members of the Armed Forces community in your workforce is an important employment matter, especially when there are many benefits that reservists, service leavers and the wider community can bring to the NHS.

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What can I do to be a supportive employer?

Find out what you can do to support members of the Armed Forces community in your NHS organisation.

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How do I get involved?

Getting involved with networks, events and campaigns is a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to being a forces-friendly employer.

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Where can my organisation get support?

Find all you need to know about your organisation’s progress on the Armed Forces agenda and where to go in your region for additional support.

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Case studies and blogs

We have collated a range of case studies and blogs to help you to raise awareness of, and increase support towards, current military and ex-service personnel within the NHS.

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Tools and useful contacts

Access information, contacts and tools which can assist your organisation to provide support to members of the Armed Forces community.

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