GP & Partner Bulletin

Pulse 2

 

April 2018

Welcome to the April issue of Pulse The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's GP and partner bulletin. Each issue will round up the latest news from inside the Trust and present it in this e-newsletter. If you would like to make any comments about this issue or if you have any suggestions for future content then please email the editor

HEADLINE NEWS

Hospitals back national campaign to get patients up, dressed and mobile to speed their recovery

Patients at five hospitals in Greater Manchester are being encouraged and supported to get out of bed, put on some clothes and become active in order to aid their recovery time following a stay in hospital.

Staff are encouraging patients, particularly those who are older, to take part in a new national 70 Days to End PJ Paralysis campaign at the hospitals run by The Northern Care Alliance, namely Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham, Fairfield General, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General, in a drive to end what is known as ‘PJ Paralysis.’

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Stroke Services Excel at Northern Care Alliance

Stroke services at The Northern Care Alliance, which are based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and Salford Royal are amongst the very best in the country.

That’s according to official data compiled by the Royal College of Physicians for its latest SSNAP audit.

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Mayor of Greater Manchester opens new £5m intermediate care unit for North Manchester

A new purpose-built £5m intermediate care unit has officially opened today by the Mayor of Greater Manchester located on the grounds of North Manchester General Hospital to provide support and rehabilitation to patients needing additional support between a stay in hospital and returning home.

Andy Burnham, Mayor for Greater Manchester, officially opened the new unit unveiling a plaque and said: “Crumpsall Vale is what the 21st-century NHS should look like: a social model of care, built around the individual and breaking down barriers between health and social care. We want more of this in Greater Manchester.”

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Care Organisation Videos

Five short films have been produced; one for each Care Organisation, and a general overview video about the Northern Care Alliance will follow soon. The videos are an opportunity for us to introduce our Care Organisations, showcase some of the specialist services and improvements we have made, and promote ourselves including to those people who may be considering joining our teams and the Alliance. The videos promoting each Care Organisation are available to view on our website, YouTube and Twitter channels.

The Loop

Read issue one of our new Northern Care Alliance membership magazine which contains updates from all our Care Organisations in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, North Manchester and community services, as well as news about the Group.

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Northern Care Alliance teams shortlisted six times for patient safety awards

Six teams from across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal’s annual Patient Safety Awards.

The Northern Care Alliance has been formed by bringing together over 17,500 staff and the services provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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A&E at Bury Care Organisation excels

Fairfield General Hospital’s A&E dept is currently one of the best performing in the country and is performing particularly well in terms of the national four hour target, a fact that has been recognised by Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and has also made it to the local press.

On 1 April 2018 the A&E dept achieved 100 percent and is currently sitting at the top of the GM table of Trusts - achieving 93.95 percent for the year and month to date. This achievement is thanks not only to all the staff working in the A&E department, who have worked extremely hard to ensure safe and timely patient care, but is also a recognition of the efforts made by every single team at the Fairfield site. Well done team Bury!

Read the local Bury Times article here: www.burytimes.co.uk/news/16123069.Fairfield_hospital_A_E_one_of_best_in_the_country/ 

Local Care Organisations

As the Northern Care Alliance, we are working with our local healthcare partners to establish LCOs in each of its localities. LCOs are organisations that will be accountable for providing out-of-hospital community services. It has been agreed that the Alliance will be the lead provider for the establishment of the Rochdale LCO, which is great news, given our success in integrating and providing health and social care and community services across Rochdale borough.

The Alliance is also playing a key role in supporting work that is underway in Oldham whereby Donna McLaughlin has been appointed Alliance Director for the Oldham ICO (Integrated Care Organisation). Further work is required to secure alignment and support in Bury to create a LCO for the locality. The new Manchester LCO for out-of-hospital community services went ‘live' from 1st April 2018. This means that Manchester’s health and social care organisations will be working together, formally.

Some health and social care staff will work with MLCO - with others joining over the next few years. Those staff will continue to be employed by their existing organisations, and their terms and conditions will not change.

North East Sector Clinical Services Strategy

Our draft NES Clinical Service Strategy (for Bury, Rochdale and Oldham) as a plan to ensure the long-term clinical and financial sustainability of services has been reviewed and received input by each of our local CCGs. The development of this strategy has involved input and views from our clinical staff. A draft version of the strategy will be completed by end of June 2018. This will be shared with our staff and further engagement with local health partners.

Development of Greater Manchester 'Local General Hospital' model

As part of the GM Theme 3 programme where all healthcare organisations are looking at future acute hospital services, the Provider Federation Board is developing a set of potential models for local general hospitals in order to describe the core offer that would be provided to each local population. This is an important piece of work as it will set out the core services that should be available on each site across Greater Manchester. 

Group service development strategy

Work continues on the development of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Service Development Strategy, which is being progressed alongside the production of the NES Clinical Service Strategy. Good progress is being made in both the service and site models. We are working with healthcare partners to continue to refine the Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) model for both health and social care services and to the support the establishment of effective governance in each locality for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale associated with Salford Care Organisation which is already an ICO.

Families invited to remember at baby memorial service at North Manchester General Hospital

Families who have lost a baby through stillbirth or shortly after birth are invited to a special service of remembrance at North Manchester General Hospital on Wednesday 2 May.

The service will be held in the Hospital’s post graduate education centre at 7pm and will last 45 minutes. It is open to people of all faiths and beliefs.

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EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Northern Care Alliance Nursing & Midwifery Careers Fair

09 May 2018 from 09:30 to 13:30  
Location Salford
Venue AJ Bell Satium, Salford
Description

On Wednesday 9 May we have organised an event which is much more than a recruitment open day… its set to be our biggest careers event of the year!  

We are looking for Nurses and Midwives who share in our passion of ‘saving lives, improving lives’ to join our teams in making our hospital and community services exceptional.

Our Nursing & Midwifery Careers Fair is a fantastic opportunity for Nurses & Midwives (at all stages of their career) to get a real feel of what joining the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, one of the largest NHS healthcare organisations in Greater Manchester and the North West, will be like.  It’s also a chance to meet our people, listen to our expert speakers and be interviewed on the day!

Whether you have your heart set on one of our hospitals/departments, or you’re intrigued about the benefits and opportunities of joining the Northern Care Alliance, the 09 May is a date to keep in your diary.

To attend this event, please make an application here: http://bit.ly/2Gv6lB2   

If you have any questions about this event, please direct them to standoutnursing@srft.nhs.uk

 

Hepatitis Talk

09 May 2018 from 14:00 to 15:00  
Venue The Post Graduate Centre, NMGH
Contact Angela Greenwood
Phone 01706 517302
Email

angela.greenwood@pat.nhs.uk

 

 

Northern Care Alliance Nursing & Midwifery Careers Fair

09 May 2018 from 09:30 to 13:30  
Location Salford
Venue AJ Bell Satium, Salford
Description

On Wednesday 9 May we have organised an event which is much more than a recruitment open day… its set to be our biggest careers event of the year!  

We are looking for Nurses and Midwives who share in our passion of ‘saving lives, improving lives’ to join our teams in making our hospital and community services exceptional.

Our Nursing & Midwifery Careers Fair is a fantastic opportunity for Nurses & Midwives (at all stages of their career) to get a real feel of what joining the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, one of the largest NHS healthcare organisations in Greater Manchester and the North West, will be like.  It’s also a chance to meet our people, listen to our expert speakers and be interviewed on the day!

Whether you have your heart set on one of our hospitals/departments, or you’re intrigued about the benefits and opportunities of joining the Northern Care Alliance, the 09 May is a date to keep in your diary.

To attend this event, please make an application here: http://bit.ly/2Gv6lB2   

If you have any questions about this event, please direct them to standoutnursing@srft.nhs.uk

Urgent Care Talk

29 May 2018 from 14:00 to 15:00  
Venue Education Centre, Rochdale Infirmary, OL12 0NB
Contact Angela Greenwood
Phone 01706 517302
Email

angela.greenwood@pat.nhs.uk

 

Christie's Oldham - Talk & Tour

09 June 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00  
Venue The Christie Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital
Contact Angela Greenwood
Phone 01706 517302
Email angela.greenwood@pat.nhs.uk
 
 
 
 

Have you read the latest issue of Loop, the Northern Care Alliance magazine for members, stakeholders and staff?