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The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant Between

The People of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty's Government

-And-

All those who serve or have served in the Armed forces of the Crown

And their Families

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and sometimes suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. they deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.

Those who serve in the Armed Forces,whether regular or reserve, those who have served in the past and their families should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially fro those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved. 

This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this covenant.

Section 1: Principles Of The Armed Forces Covenant

1.1 We Grosvenor Medical Centre will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:



    • No member of the Armed forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen.

    • In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.



Section 2 : Demonstrating our Commitment

2.1 Grosvenor Medical Centre recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed forces Covenant by:



    • Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces friendly organisation

    • Ensuring no veteran employees are disadvantaged compared to any other employees

    • Display promotional materials in support of Armed Forces day.



2.2 We will publicise these commitments through out literature and/or on our website and invite feedback from the service community on how we are doing.



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