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NHS Scotland

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About NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, responsible for providing a wide range of health services to the Scottish population. It oversees hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities, aiming to promote and improve the health and well-being of the people in Scotland. The system is designed to ensure that everyone in Scotland has access to high-quality healthcare, regardless of their financial status, and works towards maintaining and enhancing the overall health of the community.

Our commitment to the Armed Forces Community

NHS Scotland recognizes the unique challenges and contributions of the Armed Forces community and strives to support them within its workforce. Whist there are variations between boards, here are some ways in which NHS Scotland typically supports the Armed Forces community:

1. Employment Initiatives: Such as the AFTP and other pathways into the work force.

2. Flexible Working Arrangements: To accommodate the unique demands of military service.

3. Reservist Support: NHS Scotland often recognizes the commitments of reservists and provides support for them to fulfill their military obligations.

4. Health and Well-being Services: The NHS is committed to the health and well-being of its employees, including those from the Armed Forces community.

5. Training and Development: NHS Scotland offers training and development opportunities.

6. Partnerships and Collaboration: Collaborative efforts between NHS Scotland and military organizations are in place to endeavour to provide a smooth transition for individuals leaving the military and seeking employment in healthcare.

It's important to note that specific initiatives and programs may vary, and individuals interested in working with NHS Scotland from the Armed Forces community should inquire about the latest policies and support mechanisms in place.

What we offer:

We support the employment of Service spouses and partners

We support the employment of Service spouses and partners and providing flexibility in granting leave for them before, during and after a partner’s deployment.

We support our employees who are members of the Reserve Forces

We support our employees who are members of the Reserve Forces and actively encouraging members of staff to become Reservists’s

We support Military cadets

We support our employees who are, or encourage others to become, volunteer leaders in military cadet organisations whilst supporting local military cadet units. We also recognise the benefits of employing cadets and ex-cadets within our workforce

We support Service charities

We support Armed Forces charities with fundraising and supporting staff who volunteer to assist

We support Armed Forces national events

We support Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities.

We support UK wounded, injured and sick Service personnel

We support UK wounded, injured and sick Service personnel

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Case studies

Senior NCO at Royal Regiment of Scotland to Project Planning Officer for Veterans’ Mental Health Services at NHS Scotland - Dean Cameron cover image

Senior NCO at Royal Regiment of Scotland to Project Planning Officer for Veterans’ Mental Health Services at NHS Scotland - Dean Cameron

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Medical Assistant at Royal Navy to Healthcare Support Worker at NHS Scotland - Dean Murch cover image

Medical Assistant at Royal Navy to Healthcare Support Worker at NHS Scotland - Dean Murch

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