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.
All Armed Forces photos sourced from https://www.defenceimagery.mod.uk/