Types of membership

The Fellowship has an extensive range of activities and interests to offer and by joining you will add interest and opportunities to your life

There are two membership options:

Branch membership

provides an ideal opportunity to meet people, socialise and participate in activities. Find your local branch using the Branch Finder in the dropdown menu under Membership above. You can contact the branch using the ‘Contact’ button under each Branch summary. Some branches have additional contact details under a ‘More Info’ button.

Alternatively email / speak to one of the office team who will provide details of your nearest branch

E-mail:        info@nhsrf.org.uk

Telephone:  01305 361317  (24 hour answer phone)  or freephone: 0800 9151455


The majority of our members are retired or semi-retired, however if you are still working and wish to access the full range of benefits and  support your former colleagues, you are still welcome to join the Fellowship.

Postal membership

is perfect for those who wish to support the Fellowship, take advantage of the benefits on offer but are not yet free to join a branch.  Your Postal membership costs £20 per year and will enable you to enjoy benefits such as travel insurance and holiday discounts and lots of other benefits.   Should you wish to visit a local branch, you are welcome to do so by paying a small door fee to the branch.

There are several ways to become a Postal Member:

Set up a Direct Debit here:

Set up an annual Direct Debit online

(Please note that Direct Debit  payments can take upto 6 weeks to process  if the payment is set up after 19th of the month ( eg a Direct Debit set up on 20th  will not be collected until 1st of the month 6 weeks later) . You will not receive your membership pack until the payment has been successfully processed. If you require your membership details more quickly in order to access membership benefits eg Travel Insurance ,please call Central Office on one of the numbers below and we can take payment by credit or debit card which will enable you to access benefits immediately.)

Buy one year’s membership online

Make a one-off payment by credit or debit card over the phone for 1 year’s National Membership, by calling  our Central Office on

01305 361317  – Please note, due to current working restrictions during lockdown, you will be asked to leave a message and a contact number. A member of the team will call you back and will then take your payment details and process your membership.