Celebrating Armed Forces Week 2024

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To celebrate Armed Forces Week (24-29 June 2024) and Reservists Day our Armed Forces team will be out on our Health Bus at Reading Station this week, engaging with patients and the local community.

24 June 2024

We’re proud to reinforce our healthcare commitment to the Armed Forces community and are taking the opportunity to highlight how we’re supporting Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, their families, and carers.

We’ve recently signed up to NHS Armed Forces Step into Health programme to improve our recruitment and retention of Armed Forces personnel, recognising the transferable skills and values they bring to the workforce. 

Earlier this year our Armed Forces team supported the launch of a new series of NHS Armed Forces Suicide Bereavement Support guides. We’ve also received a recognition award from the NHS Veteran Aware team for our work with the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

This year we’re also celebrating the first anniversary of the re-commissioning of our flagship Op COURAGE mental health service for military veterans. The team, along with our partners from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and support from the Walking with the Wounded charity, has supported over 1,000 members of the Armed Forces community across the Southeast over the past year.

We’re pleased to be able to support our Armed Forces community and show our thanks and appreciation to all Armed Forces personnel and veterans for their service.

Find out more

How we’re supporting veterans’ healthcare (opens in new window)

Visit our Op COURAGE website (opens in new window)