Membership

The NHS Retirement Fellowship provides a bridge between life in employment and new opportunities in retirement. View the video below to find out more about life in the Fellowship

Find out more about what it means to be a member of the NHS Retirement Fellowship 

Why not join one of our many branches to make new friends, rediscover past friendships and socialise with like minded people. Members enjoy a range of activities and interests participating in a variety of events. Walking, golf, photography and sightseeing are just some of the activities enjoyed.

If there isn’t a branch that is really local to you, you can become a postal member (see below), or even work with us to set up a new branch  –  we may even be in the process of starting a branch in your area so it’s always worth asking. Please get in touch with us at 0800 915 1455

There are  many benefits we are delighted to offer our members. Offers range from Worldwide Travel insurance with no upper ages limit providing you join before you are 75, discounted  car and home insurance (CSIS), free will writing (Accord Legal Services) to discounts on shopping (including Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts Cotswold Outdoor and Cartridgeworld) and sea (Fred Olsen) and river cruises (Riviera Travel), and membership of the Civil Service Club in London. To find out more or take advantage of these offers you will need to log into our members area.  Members can also access free fortnightly talks provided by Mirthy and we also run a members Book Club. In addition, we have a Benevolent Fund which can provide grants to members in need   Our Fellowship Extra leaflet provides details of many of these benefits and is sent to members with their newsletter.

If you join as a postal member you will be kept informed of our activities including our AGM and conference, receive our Fellowship newsletter and be able to take advantage of the discounts and benefits, without attending branch meetings.

Come and join us as either a branch member or a postal member

Branch member – There are local branches across Britain and new members are welcome to join our friendly organisation, to benefit from the services on offer and to support retired colleagues. Find your closest branch from the list of locations in our  Branch Finder and contact them using the contact button on the branch page. Membership fees for branch membership are collected by the branch.

You can join as a postal member online by setting up a Direct Debit , by making a one off payment via the website for a year’s membership or by calling one of the numbers below to pay by debit or credit card. Annual membership is £20:

Set up an annual Direct Debit online

Make a one off payment

or speak to one of the team on  freephone: 0800 915 1455 and pay by debit or credit card.  You may be asked to leave a message and contact number. One of the team will call you back to take your payment details and process your membership.