Focus on reservists


From 28 November we ran a focus on reservists week campaign, which looked at how supporting reservists can positively impact on key NHS strategic priorities.  

Each day there was a new focus, including a look at managers, leadership, recruitment, retention and partnership. To help explain how reservists in your workforce can benefit your organisation we released new resources and materials throughout the week, these included:

Monday 28 November - Focus on managers

  • Read our guide to employing reservists in the NHS which provides an introduction to reservists. Created in partnership with Health Education England, the guide will give you an understanding of what a reservists is, what their commitments are, how they benefit your organisation and what support is available to your trust. 

Tuesday 29 November - Focus on leadership

  • Our focus on leadership webinar took place which looked at who plays an important role in supporting reservists, the military approach to leadership and how the NHS can learn and benefit from their experiences and military training.

Wednesday 30 November - Focus on recruitment

Thursday 1 December - Focus on retention

  • Use our going for gold guide to help your trust become a Defence Employers Recognition Scheme gold award holder. The scheme aims to recognise the support that organisations give to defence and the Armed Forces community.
  • Hear how Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust retain their reservist talent in blog from committed reservist employee with a career spanning over twenty-five years.

Friday 2 December - Focus on partnership

Join the conversation

Let us know how you focus on your reservists by using #ForcesFocus on Twitter. You can also keep up to date with everything that is happening during the week by following @NHSE_Gemma

More information

If you would like to find out more about employing reservists in the NHS please visit our dedicated webpages.

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