NHS Employers Armed Forces Network

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to hold our usual face-to-face regional networking events. To help us all stay connected, we have now launched our online community connect sessions.

Hosted on Microsoft Teams, the sessions aim create a space where regional NHS Armed Forces champions and representatives, Step into Health programme contacts and representatives from military units and supporting organisations can share ideas, experiences and good practice. These interactive sessions will be guided by the needs and interests of each regional network and will allow attendees to share success stories and discuss the challenges they have faced when supporting Armed Forces reservists and the wider Armed Forces community in their workforce.

Anyone in your organisation is eligible to attend, provided they have an interest in supporting members of the Armed Forces community in your workplace. By attending our community connect sessions, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Share contact details and network with regional Armed Forces representatives
  • Think about your organisation’s actions on the agenda
  • Discuss good practice and keep up to date with the Armed Forces programme
  • Share calendar dates for local insight days, recruitment events and Armed Forces meetings in your region.

We strongly encourage contacts to attend, as information shared in these sessions will help you to implement improvements in your workplace, which will in turn help to improve your reputation as a forces friendly employer. We plan to host Community Connect sessions on a regular basis throughout the year for the following regions:

  • London and the South East
  • South West
  • East of England
  • West Midlands
  • East Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
  • North West
  • North East

Get in touch

Interested in attending one of our Community Connect sessions? Visit our bookings page to view our upcoming sessions and book onto the next appropriate event, or email ArmedForces@nhsemployers.org for further information.


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