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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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Case studies

Case study
Employer Recognition Scheme
Mar
2018

Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award winners 2017

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.

Step into Health BT case study Jan
2018
Find out how BT has been proactively engaging with and recruiting from the Armed Forces community.
     

Media

Videos
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.
Reservists in the NHS: Employers visit to Kenya Find out what employers in the NHS did on a visit to Kenya, where they saw reservists delivering primary healthcare and education to local tribes.
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.

Blogs

Blog
The NHS is recruiting former military personnel - and so should you 

May

2019

"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

Mar 

2019

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

 Mar 

2019

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

Mar

2018

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

Mar

2018

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.
Step into Health - Simon Diggins OBE

Jan

2018

Simon Diggins OBE, Borough Manager at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, used the Step into Health programme to successfully find a second career in the NHS following a career in the British Army. Simon shares his experiences of the programme and his reflections on joining the NHS.
Step into Health - Ronnie Waugh

Jan

2018

Ronnie served a total of 24 years in the Armed Forces working for both the Kings Own Scottish Borderers and the Military Provost Guard Service. He now talks about his transition from being medically discharged to joining a new career in the NHS.
Step into Health - David-John Williams

Jan

2018

David-John Williams left the RAF and transitioned into civilian life wanting to find a career within the NHS. Find out how he has successfully used the Step into Health programme to get a foot into the NHS.
Step into Health - Tom McBarnet   Dec

 2017
Following a career in the Royal Navy, Tom McBarnet shares his experiences of joining NHS Digital after finding out about careers in the NHS through Step into Health.
Step into Health - Ebenezer Gberbie

Dec

2017

Ebenezer completed his career with the Army in March 2016. He now shares his experience of the Step into Health programme and how it has led him into his current role in the NHS.
Step into Health - Tim Harris

Dec

2017

Tim Harris took the transition into civilian life by choosing a second career in the NHS. Tim shares his experience of using the Step into Health programme to gain a deputy operations director role at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Step into Health - Tiffany Hemming  Nov

2017
Tiffany Hemming, executive director of transformation at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, shares her experiences of joining the NHS following a twenty-year career in the Armed Forces.
Step into Health - Essa Badjie

 Nov

2017

Essa Badjie is currently employed as an HR adviser at Poole Hospital. After successfully using the Step into Health programme following his military career, Essa shares his experiences of transitioning into an NHS career.
Step into Health - Richard Lloyd

 Nov

2017

After a work placement with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Richard was successful in getting a business manager role at Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust. Read Richard's healthcare story.
Step into Health - Gavin Jones

 Nov 

2017

Gavin Jones finished his career with the Army in October 2016. Here he shares his experiences of taking part in the Step into Health programme and how this helped him to secure employment in the NHS.
Military training: The Sandhurst way  March

2016
 

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


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