Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
The University Hospital of North Midlands have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, Step into Health pledge and recently received the Employer Recognition Service Gold award. We recognise the value serving personnel, veterans and military families bring to our workforce.
• Reviewing recruitment practices and removing any barriers to recruiting members of the Armed Forces
• Sharing dedicated Step into Health contact details.
• Building a relationship with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).
• Using the Step into Health branding to promote consistent messages about the programme.
• Promote and include Armed Forces in career events.
• Offering work placements to the Armed Forces community and provide support to those who apply for a
• Providing support for those service leavers who have additional needs.
• Promoting the programme and sharing messaging via our website and social media.
• Establishing an alumni network for staff who have found employment through the programme.
• Partnering with other NHS organisations in the region to share best practice and make efficient use of
• Supporting candidates with the programme who may wish to settle elsewhere whilst also being ready to
receive candidates who have been referred from other supporting organisations.
The University Hospital of North Midlands is a multi site hospital with a major trauma centre running from two sites Royal Stoke and County Hospital in Stafford. Each year we care for over two million people who come to us for emergency treatment, planned operations & medical care. The Trust has recently been the sole focus of the Channel 5 documentary, Critical Condition, which takes an up-close, unflinching and immersive look at the critical moments when patients in a life-threatening condition come through the hospital's doors.