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Community and mental health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Armed Forces Programme

We recognise the value that people who have served in the Armed Forces can bring to Solent NHS Trust - the broad skill set, versatility and adaptability are much needed in the NHS. We are also keen to support the families of those serving and have both flexible, long term and fixed term roles that will be suitable.

We have a wide range of job opportunities in business, finance, administration and facilities management, as well as clinical and support roles.

We welcome approaches from serving personnel who are considering a future NHS career – we can offer work shadowing and experience.

We provide application support to people who would like to come to work with us, or undertake work experience and placements, or volunteering. There are great benefits to working for the NHS, and we have a range of opportunities please click here to find out more.

If you find a role that is of interest to you and would like support with your application, or if you are interested in finding out more about Solent NHS Trust’s Military and Veteran Programme, email

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or have served, and their families, to ensure they are treated fairly.

Solent NHS has been a long supporter of the Armed Forces Community and signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021 - see our pledge here:

In signing the Covenant, we are committed to upholding the key principles of the 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.

At the Trust we are proud to employ and support an increasing number of service leavers, reservists, cadet adult volunteers and Armed Forces families. We also seek to provide community and mental health services to our Armed Forces communities in a way that recognises their unique experiences.

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and in addition we advocate support to defence people issues to partner organisation’s regionally and nationally.

We are proud to hold the ‘bronze award’ for our continued support to the Armed Forces.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.