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29 June 2018

UH Bristol signs Armed Forces Covenant

Ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC). Chief Executive Robert Woolley was joined by consultant cardiac anaesthetist, Surgeon Commander Richard Bateman, Commanding Officer designate HMS Flying Fox, at the signing of the covenant on Friday 29 June to pledge the Trust's support to those who have and are currently serving the UK Armed Forces.  

Signing up to the covenant involves making a number of commitments including ensuring that no member of the Armed Forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public services. It also sets out how the Trust will demonstrate its commitment including promoting its armed-forces-friendly status and seeking to support the employment of veterans, young and old.

The Trust will continue its work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) in order to establish an employment pathway for those leaving the armed forces.

By signing the covenant, UH Bristol has pledged support to those who have military service in a move towards becoming a military friendly employer.

UH Bristol currently employ both veterans and reservist throughout the Trust in a number of different staff groups. A new Trust Policy has been agreed to cement our support for reservist members of staff.

Future events are planned for later in the years to support the relationship between the reserve forces community and the Trust.



Surgeon Commander Richard Bateman and Chief Executive Robert Woolley.