Age UK – Useful information about coronavirus vaccines

As the Coronavirus vaccination programme progresses we know that a number of our members have questions. Age UK has put together some coronavirus vaccination FAQs. Follow the link by clicking on the headline to take you to the Age UK page which provides helpful information on how the vaccine works, what to expect when you […]

NHS RF Book Club – click here for our book choices for January February 2021

Sign into the members area  to see our suggestions for reading during January and February. Hopefully you will have plenty of time to immerse yourself in at least one of these books and provide some distraction during the current lockdown. We can’t wait to hear your comments afterwards. NHS RF Book Club Happy reading!!

NHS RF Book Club – your reviews are in!

Sign in to the Members Area to read the thoughts  of our members on the November Book Club recommendations… The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen The Threads of Life by Clare Hunter The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman NHS RF Book Club If you haven’t had chance to send us your reviews yet, please […]

Were you involved in the delivery of a previous mass vaccine launch?

We have been contacted by NHS England to ask if any of our members have been involved in the delivery of previous vaccine launches or other large scale public health campaigns. Examples of such vaccines could be MMR, MenC or HPV. If you took part, and would like your experiences to be considered as part […]

Joining the NHS Covid-19 vaccination team.

We know from a number of posts on our Facebook page and from speaking to members that some of you are keen to get involved with the Covid-19 vaccination programme either as returning clinicians or as volunteers. Please click on the links below for the updated information relating to signing up for the various roles, […]

NHS RF Book Club Launch

We are thrilled to announce that we have just launched an NHS Retirement Fellowship book club. Click  to find out more details about joining the club, together with our first three reading recommendations NHSRF Book Club  

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

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 […]