Veterans of Armed Forces
Armed Forces Covenant
The North East Ambulance Service has pledged to support those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Covenant focusses on helping members of the Armed Forces to have the same access to government, commercial services and products as any other citizen including education, family well-being, having a home, starting a new career, access to healthcare, financial assistance and discounted services.
As an employer, NEAS has been granted bronze status which means they are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.
More information about the Covenant can be found here: https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/
Veteran Aware NHS organisation
The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) has granted the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) status as a Veteran Aware NHS organisation for its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Being formally recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, the accreditation recognises the work of the organisation in identifying and sharing best practice across the NHS as an exemplar of the best standards of care for the Armed Forces community.
You can find out more about the Veteran Aware status by following this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/upc/ipc-for-veterans/veteran-aware-nhs-trusts/