Central Office has now reopened but with only one member of the team in the office each day. The team will continue to work from home at other times. The office phone number 01305 361317 is available for you to leave messages and this will be monitored regularly. Branch meetings are currently suspended.

The NHS Retirement Fellowship provides friendship, fellowship and fun to retired NHS and social care staff and their friends and families, along with access to a great range of discounts and benefits. Join us to make new friends, rediscover past friendships and socialise with like minded people in one of our many branches. Alternatively you could become a National member to be kept informed of our activities and to take advantage of the discounts and benefits, without attending branch meetings. For media enquiries, please contact Lucia Hiden, Head of Communications, on 07739 138 954 or email comms@nhsrf.org.uk

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Guidelines on meeting with others issued

The Government issued revised guidelines for meeting with others in England on 09.09.20. This may affect activities branches have been planning. Please click on the headline which will take you to the Gov.UK website for more information. Guidelines in Wales and Scotland differ, please see local guidance.

How will Gov.UK guidance affect NHS RF meetings?

Following on from the changes introduced on Monday, we are currently looking carefully at the guidance and information provided to see if, and how we can support branches to hold meetings in Covid secure venues. As soon as we have some definitive answers, we will share them here, on the Facebook page and through direct communications with branch committees.

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Free online talks for NHS RF members – next up – The History of Witches – 10.45 Tuesday 6th October

A number of free talks are being broadcast live especially for NHS RF members Around 450 of our members watched the last talk and thoroughly enjoyed it. Register at  http://www.mirthy.co.uk/NHSRF If you have any problems registering, please contact Sally Bundock at  london.eastanglia@nhsrf.org.uk Talks will be fortnightly during lockdown – here are details of the next […]


Ethel Armstrong MBE – Eulogy

The funeral of our patron Ethel Armstrong MBE, took place on 26th August 2020, in Lanchester, County Durham. In these strange times, only 30 people were allowed to attend the service but the Fellowship was well represented by Ken Jarrold, Margaret and Tony Moffat, Cynthia and Bruce Matthews, Pam and Keith Holroyd, John Rostill, Audrey […]

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Isobel represents the Fellowship

NHS Retirement Fellowship member, Isobel Tough, was featured in the national and local press in Scotland as part of the joint celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of the start of the NHS and the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the NHS Retirement Fellowship.