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Identify an NHS Armed Forces champion
Identify an internal NHS Reserve Forces Champion to increase the awareness of reservists within your organisation and coordinate your organisation's activity around the Armed Forces agenda.
Become a forces-friendly employer
To start you on your journey to becoming forces-friendly, we have outlined five simple steps to help you to establish yourself as an inclusive employer of members of the Armed Forces community.
Supporting reservists in primary care
Download our resource pack for primary care employers to help them to understand the support that is available from the MoD in the employment of reservists.
Sign the Armed Forces Covenant
Sign up to the Armed Forces covenant to show your public commitment to the Armed Forces community, including those within your workforce, and build your reputation as a forces-friendly employer.
Create an Armed Forces policy
Use our model policy example to create a dedicated Armed Forces policy within your organisation to support commitments made by members of the community.
Pledge to Step into Health
Step into Health connects employers in the NHS to talent from the Armed Forces community.
Work towards an ERS award
The Employer Recognition Scheme rewards and recognises UK employers for their support and commitment towards the Armed Forces community.
Find out how you can enhance your support of the Armed Forces community within your organisation with our extra recommendations.
Latest Armed Forces community connect sessions
Join our community connect sessions to share good practice, thoughts and initiatives with other NHS Armed Forces reservist champions in your region.
Step into Health employer engagement surgeries
Join the Step into Health team’s virtual employer engagement surgeries to network and share best practice with other organisations across the NHS.
Joining the NHS from the Armed Forces
01 / 4 / 2021 10.48am
Contributed by: Step into Health
Find out how veteran Ray's military background helped him to enter into employment as assistant director of people and organisation development during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hull's journey to gold
14 / 12 / 2020 4.48pm
Contributed by: Jan Fillinger
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
12 / 11 / 2020 4.05pm
Contributed by: Alex Ridley
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.
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