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Armed Forces Network

Our Armed Forces Network is a non-exclusive group that is open to all ABUHB employees and has a mix of armed forces veterans, those who have a general interest in the armed forces, reservists, cadet volunteers, and those with a family member who once served or are still serving. 

This network provides a place for the Armed Forces Community to come together and share ideas and best practices, supporting each other to make the health board a great place to work. 

The purpose of the Armed Forces Network 

The network aims to: 

  • provide a space for all ABUHB colleagues and allies to come together as a support network for one another. 

  • be a 'critical friend' of the ABUHB, to help identify issues and barriers in relation to ABUHB policies, procedures, and practices. 

  • promote Armed Forces specific awareness and learning across the ABUHB. 

  • be visible role models across the ABUHB. 


To achieve our goals of: 

  • Improving our working practices for people who have served are serving or are the immediate family of a member of the Armed Forces. 

  • To recognise the specific issues that members of the Armed Forces may have in relation to previous experience, mobilisation, requirements to undertake additional military training, etc. 

  • Improve our recruitment of people leaving the armed forces and their immediate families. 

  • Ensure that the services we offer to patients are fair, taking into account the impact that their service may have had on their health and well-being, and have due regard to this.  


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