Supporting the Armed Forces in the NHS

NHS reserve forces

The NHS employs a significant number of healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff who are also members of the Reserve Forces, have previously served within the military or who have military personnel within their immediate family. Here we offer the guidance, knowledge and helpful tools you will need to support reservists employed within your workforce. 


Employers roles and responsibilities

Find out why it is important for NHS organisations to be committed reservist employers, and access guidance on how to become a supportive employer.

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National Campaigns

We host a variety of national campaigns annually to support the Armed Forces community. Find out more.

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Armed Forces Network

Join our NHS Employers network to raise awareness of the Armed Forces community within the NHS and gain exclusive our exclusive champions area where you can share and learn from other leads.

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NHS Armed Forces footprint map

Want to find out if your organisation employ members of the Armed Forces community? Looking for details of your local military units? Find all you need to know on our map.

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Step into Health

Step into Health connects employers in the NHS to talent from the Armed Forces community.


Resource library

This section provides an easy to navigate library of all the useful resources available for employers who have reservist members within their workforce.

Related News

Step into Health drives support of the Armed Forces community

The work of NHS Employers, particularly the Step into Health programme, has been highlighted as a driver for organisations being supportive of the Armed Forces community in a new report from the Forces in Mind Trust.

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Step into Health reaches 70th pledge

In a year when the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday, 70 NHS trusts have pledged to support Step into Health.

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