The Patients Association

The Patients Association is an independent patient charity campaigning for improvements in health and social care for patients. The Association is a unique charity with an overarching remit covering all health and care issues. They work with patients directly: they are its members and supporters, and also the people who benefit from the Association’s help and advice services. The Patients Association also send out a weekly newsletter to members and subscribers. This newsletter contains an update on the latest health and social care news, an overview of the Association’s recent activities, and opportunities for people to have their say.

M25 group

A new group of over 30 branches inside, or just outside, the M25 has been launched by Sally Bundock, development officer for the south east.

Passionate for patients

Rachel Power, CEO of the Patients Association, gives keynote address at conference

Liverpool branch helps the BBC

On Monday 5th November BBC1 showed a series looking at how ordinary people played a part in Britain’s Wartime Victory. Sue Johnston finds out how nurses like her aunt battled through the bombing to treat the injured. The Liverpool Branch Secretary was contacted to see if there was anyone at the branch that could help […]

Annual Conference and AGM

The 38th AGM and conference was held at the Hallmark Hotel The Queen in Chester at the beginning of November 2018; for a full report from the opening address from Patron Ken Jarrold CBE to the fun at the evening entertainment, check out the newsletter Conference newsletter

2018 – The Anniversary Year

2018 was the year of the NHS .  The media had programmes full of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the NHS, and the Retirement Fellowship has enjoyed unprecedented publicity for our 40th anniversary.  Our autumn 2017 newsletter contained news and pictures of the main events Anniversary newsletter  

Members attend Royal Garden Parties

For the 40th anniversary of the NHSRF, we were delighted to receive invitations to Royal Garden Parties, at Buckingham Palace and  at Holyrood Palace. Nominations were received from all the regions and countries and after a ballot, fifteen double tickets were allocated to members Buckingham Palace and five to Holyrood Palace. At it was close […]