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UK Registered Charity Number 287936
National Health Service
Retirement Fellowship
Site updated:
10 June 2022
Officers of the Committee - 2022/23
Mary Bradley
Heather Newby
Hazel Dennis
Karen Harrison
Ruth Kirby
Sally Weatherill
Caroline Barker
Gillian Oldfield
Libby Livsey
Gillian Oldfield
Janet Houston 
Hazel Dennis
If you are interested in joining, please contact our Membership Secretary:
Sally Weatherill  24 Kendall Road,  Harrogate,  HG1 4SH
Tel.: 01423 880590  Email:               

You can also download an application form which you will find on the “Contacts” page
We meet in 
Starbeck Methodist Church Hall 
on the High Street
Railway level crossing
The header photographs on this page are by
NHSRF Branch Member, Jeannette Wilson
The Harrogate Branch of the Fellowship was formed in 1982 and is the largest in the Yorkshire Region with 150 members.
We have Branch Meetings at 2.00pm on the second Wednesday of each month except August and December. These are held in Starbeck Methodist Church Hall and usually consist of a Business Meeting followed by a Speaker. Also at each Meeting we have a book sale and refreshments. The June meeting is our annual Social and in December we have our Christmas Lunch.
Amongst our members most aspects of healthcare are represented - nurses, health professionals, administration and support staff - and some of us have known each other for many years. We have members who have retired from all the hospitals in the District and from those that have now closed - The General, Scotton Banks, Knaresborough and the Royal Baths.  We also have members who have worked in hospitals in other areas of the country.
We enjoy considerable financial support from the Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust.
On the following pages of this website are details of our branch and its activities and news of events which we hope you will find  interesting and informative. Details of how to join the Branch are given below and on our “Contacts” page.
The National Health Service Retirement Fellowship was established in 1978 and exists to promote the interests and welfare of anyone who has worked in the National Health Service. Employees who left the NHS prior to retirement are eligible for membership as are those who have worked for NHS Service Providers. The Fellowship has branches throughout the UK whose members and their partners enjoy existing and new friendships, social activities and interests.
The affairs of the Fellowship are administered by a National Council made up of representatives from each of 17 Regions. A Central Office at Weymouth supports the branches along with three Area Officers for England, Scotland and Wales. There is a small annual subscription which is fixed at local level and which helps to run the branch and to make a contribution towards the national organisation.
The Fellowship has a Benevolent Fund to support any of its members who are in financial difficulties.
A key element of the Fellowship are its local branches whose members enjoy companionship and social interaction with old and new friends. It is part of the Fellowship’s philosophy to encourage members to get the best out of their retirement years.
If you would like to contact the National Fellowship at Central Office, please see our “Contacts” page