Links with the Armed Forces Community

Armed Forces Covenant

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been a long supporter of the Armed Forces Community and in 2017 signed the Armed Forces Covenant. 

In March 2018 we hosted our first NHS Career Insight Day for the Service Leavers which was a great opportunity to work in collaboration with other military organisations and connect with the local Armed Forces Community.

The Trust also has a dedicated policy to support the work of its Reserves, which includes paid leave to attend training.

Employer Recognition Scheme

Tiffany Hemming, Director of Transformation St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are very proud of the work that we do with Reservists, Service leavers, veterans, and their families in securing employment within the NHS and in fostering a welcoming environment.

Our afternoon tea sessions attract staff from the Armed Forces community every month, providing an opportunity to catch up and share experiences of Service life over tea and a slice of cake.

We are delighted to have been awarded the silver category of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme for 2018. This is testament to the hard work of many of our personnel who have amended our processes to ensure that we actively support the Armed Forces community wherever possible.” 

Step into Health

We work in partnership with the Step into Health programme, giving servicemen and women the opportunity to experience working in the NHS.

We recognise the transferable skills and cultural values that the Armed Forces community develop, and how they are compatible with those required within NHS roles.

If you are interested in the Step into Health programme and would like to find out more, email Victoria Reynolds at Victoria.Reynolds@sthk.nhs.uk


Related Links

Step into Health Programme

Armed Forces Covenant

North West Reserve Forces & Cadets’ Association

Knowsley Council

Halton Council

St Helens Council


Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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