Salisbury Foundation Trust

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust was awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award in July 2022, having previously held a Silver Award since 2014. The scheme encourages employers to support defence and the Armed Forces community and inspire others to do the same by aligning our values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Representing the highest badge of honour, the ERS Gold Award identifies businesses that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families.

Gold award holders:

  • Demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the Armed Forces community.
  • Actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via established Human Resources policies and procedures such as supporting the work of its reservists which includes paid leave to allow them to attend training.
  • Show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees and support the employment of cadet instructors, Armed Forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners.

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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