Latest News | 25 July 2022

Trust recognised for forces support

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for its support towards the Armed Forces community.

The trust is one of 18 organisations across the East Midlands to receive the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, which recognises those that employ and support people who serve in the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

To win an award, organisations must provide 10 extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, Reserves, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.

Organisations must also advocate the benefits of supporting those within the Armed Forces community by encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and engage in the Employer Recognition Scheme.

Bruce Spencer, the Ministry of Defence’s regional employer engagement director for the East Midlands, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many have been recognised with this Gold Award.

“It has been a difficult couple of years for businesses, and despite that, these organisations have gone above and beyond to ensure our Armed Forces community is supported. They should be very proud of this significant achievement.”

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