Military Nurses in the NHS

Military nurses from all three services work in the NHS day to day, whether as reservists, veterans or regulars working in Joint Hospital Groups – NHS trusts with full-time military staff.

Karen Bonner, Chief Nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, talks about the huge benefit of their skills and experience to civilian colleagues and patients, and the impact on nursing as a whole by two early ‘military nurses’, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.