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The Armed Forces Covenant – All you need to know

We are proud to have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. This is our promise to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, that they are treated fairly. We have pledged to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support their community by recognising the value of Serving Personnel both Regular and Reservists, Veterans, and military families, and their contribution to our organisation and country. 

We will ensure our Armed Forces community members have support to access the same services as any other person in Wales. 

There is a free online session that helps provide all the information you need to know as NHS staff here -  


Principles of the Armed Forces Covenant 

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we are committed to upholding the key principles which are: 

  • No member of the Armed Forces Community should face a disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services to any other citizen 

  • In some circumstances, special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved. 


Demonstrating Our Commitment 

  • Promoting the fact that we are an Armed Forces-Friendly organisation; 

  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers; 

  • Striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners; 

  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during, and after a partners’ deployment 

  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and development where possible; 

  • Offering support to our local cadets, either in our local community or in local schools where possible; 

  • Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day; 

  • Offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community 

  • We will provide updates on our commitments here on our website and will invite feedback from the Service community and our service users on how we are doing.