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Leicester’s Hospitals and our support for the Armed Forces Community

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant - 2023

In June 2023 we, pledged the support of Leicester’s Hospitals to our Armed Forces community by signing re-signing the  Armed Forces Covenant. The purpose of the covenant is to actively encourage support for the local Armed Forces community, making it easier for service personnel, families and veterans to receive help from the Ministry of Defence and charitable groups. 

For more information about how you can support or be supported by the covenant, visit the covenant website.

Our Trust Board has nominated a Non-Executive Director, Ballu Patel,
 as the Board’s Armed Forces Champion, ensuring that engagement is embedded at the highest levels of the Trust. 

In January 2018 the Trust Board pledged to support Step into Health a national initiative between the NHS and the Ministry of Defence, with the aim of supporting military veterans and their families into work as they leave our Armed Forces. By signing the pledge, the Trust actively promotes around 350 NHS careers, offers work placements, and ensures that ex-forces personnel and their families, who join the Trust are able to access support to make a successful transition into the NHS. See Jobs at Leicester Hospitals - Working with our Armed Forces 

NHS Employers and Step into Health logos

In November 2018 the Trust achieved a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme GOLD AWARD for its proactive support of the Armed Forces community. 

Armed forces Gold award 2018

The Trust supports and encourages staff to join the Armed Forces as reservists and works closely with our local reserve medical unit 222 Medical Squadron, Brentwood Rd, Leicester, LE2 6AE. 

Contact: 0116 275 9680 or Brenna.partridge270@mod.gov.uk 

Your local Reserve Unit logo


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  • Signed Armed Forces Covenant - 2023 [pdf / 3.74MB] In June 2023 our Trust Boards Board's Armed Forces Champion Ballu Patel alongside Clare Teeney, Chief People Officer, pledged the support of Leicester's Hospitals to the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.