Gold Award for Supporting the Armed Forces

NHS Forth Valley is one of nine organisations in the Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (HRFCA) area which has recognised by the UK Government for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.

Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families.

Minister for Defence People Leo Docherty said: “These awards recognise the outstanding support for our Armed Forces from employers across the UK and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one.”

The Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards continues to grow in strength each year. To win an award from the Ministry of Defence, organisations must show that they have supportive and flexile HR policies in place for veterans, reserves, Cadet Force adult volunteers and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.

They 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.

Roderick Neilson, Consultant Haematologist, said; “I am delighted that NHS Forth Valley has achieved Gold Status in the Defence Employment Recognition Scheme and this is something to be celebrated.”

The award is due to presented at a function at Stirling Castle on 3rd November 2022.