Employing reservists in the NHS


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


Employers roles and responsibilities

What are your responsibilities as an employer? What financial support is available? How do you sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant?


The reservist

What are reservists? What are their training commitments? What do you need to know about mobilisation?


NHS Reserve Forces Champions

The NHS Reserve Forces Champions scheme aims to increase the awareness of reservists within the NHS and the benefits this can bring to employers. Nominate your champion here.

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NHS Reserve Forces footprint map

Want to find out if your organisation employ reservists? Looking for details of your local military units? Find all you need to know here.

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Introduction to the Reserve Forces - video

Our 'Introduction to the Reserve Forces' video shares experiences of reservists from the NHS and how an NHS trust has benefited from their support.



This page provides a number of useful resources for employers who have members of staff who are serving, or who wish to serve, in the Reserve Forces.

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