Oldham Care Organisation


Daniel Grimes - Managing Director 

Dan has worked in the NHS since 2006 with over ten years’ experience working in senior operational management posts across Surgery, Women and Children’s Medicine and Diagnostic and Clinical Support Services. Prior to joining Oldham, Dan was Managing Director for Integrated Care at Salford Care Organisation and before that was Divisional Director for Medicine and Clinical Support Services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where he was actively involved in planning and delivering the safe transition of services when the new Alder Hey in the Park opened in 2016.

Dan has an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and wrote his dissertation on how to improve holistic care for children with complex health and social needs. His professional interests include quality improvement, operations analysis and the use of data to improve planning operational delivery and building high performing teams.

Outside of work, Dan is a former Chairman of a local theatre group in Warrington and spends his spare time performing in and directing plays and musicals.

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Dr Jawad Husain - Medical Director

Jawad joined the Group as Medical Director for Oldham in June 2017. As a practising surgeon, he has extensive general management experience and a strong track record in change management, service improvement and innovation. 

He started his career as a consultant urological surgeon at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT in 2002. He has been trained in the North West region and has a sub-speciality interest in management of stone diseases. Jawad established a fully comprehensive stone service at his organization and helped develop the urological department.

Jawad takes a keen interest in teaching and training and has been the Surgical Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons. He is an examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School and mentor for the medical students, educational and clinical supervisor for urology and surgical trainees, and a panel member for National Selector for core surgical trainees. 

He is a Clinical Advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, NCAS case manager and case investigator and Responsible Officer. 

He is married to Ayesha, who is a GP and has two girls who are both doctors.

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Nicola Firth -  Interim Chief Officer / Director of Nursing

Nicola joined the Trust in October 2016. She qualified in 1992 in Stockport and worked in a number of clinical specialties there before becoming project manager for the implementation of Hospital at Night. Following that, Nicola worked at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as a Lead Nurse and then Assistant Director of Nursing for the Corporate Nursing service before taking up the post of Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Stockport NHS FT, which she held for five years.

In 2014 Nicola took up the post of Director of Nursing and Quality/DIPC at Aintree University NHS Foundation Trust holding the portfolio for nursing, quality, infection prevention and clinical governance where she stayed until joining Pennine. Nicola also holds a Masters in Collaborative Healthcare.

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Carolyn Wood - Director of Finance

Carolyn joins the Oldham Care Organisation as Director of Finance from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust where she has held the position of Deputy Director of Finance since October 2014. 

Carolyn joined the NHS in 1995 and, whilst working at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, qualified as a Chartered Public Finance Accountant in 2000. Since that time she has gained a broad range of financial services experience and knowledge by working within a range of organisations in the North West, including acute providers, commissioners, including NHS England, and the Strategic Health Authority.