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Florence Nightingale Fortnight

As part of the celebrations of Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary, October 21 – November 4 has been declared Florence Nightingale Fortnight by the Foundation of the same name which provides scholarships to nurses. The dates tie in with the anniversary of Florence leaving for and arriving at the Scutari Hospital in Turkey to care for injured […]

Guardian publishes tribute to Ethel Armstrong

We were honoured to see that The Guardian published our Patron Ken Jarrold’s tribute to Ethel Armstrong on 24th October in it’s Journal section as well as on 12th October. If you would like to read Ken’s fine words please follow this link https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/oct/12/ethel-armstrong-obituary?fbclid=IwAR1sXenSri6ZZ2CqmYmRRuMaSGWCgoYp8IRSjWUYQyvFibZR76f_FaWc74M

12th October 2020 marks the 105th anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell

    Today, we mark 105 years since the death of Edith Cavell.   On 12th October 1915, British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad. At the time of the outbreak of the First World War, Edith was at home in Norwich visiting her family. She told those closest to her […]

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 […]

Ethel Armstrong MBE

It is with the deepest regret and real sadness that we have to announce the death of our Patron and great friend Mrs Ethel Armstrong MBE who passed away on 6th August 2020. We intend to celebrate Ethel’s life when permitted to do so and further details will be made available at the appropriate time. […]

TV licence – Scam email alert

TV LICENCE SCAMS Please be aware that there are a number of scams being sent by email at the moment suggesting that you can renew your TV licence at a lower price than the £157.50 charged by TV Licencing. These are scams. Please do not click on the ‘Renew Now’ and simply delete these emails. […]

TV licence fees

  The following statement was issued by AgeUK on Thursday 9th July 2020 following the announcement that the TV licence fee changes would be implemented on 1st August 2020. The NHS Retirement Fellowship will continue to support AgeUK  on this issue. Don’t forget that if you’re over 75 and claim Pension Credit then you could […]

Boris Johnson speaks to 2 members of the Fellowship on the NHS 72nd birthday

We were delighted to facilitate this conversation between the Prime Minister and 2 of our members – Monica and Barbara – who were thrilled to take part. Well done ladies and thank you to Lucia Hiden the NHS Retirement Fellowship Communications Officer and to all the others in our organisation who worked so hard to […]