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Betsy - It's in our Hands
Betsy says ‘Covid is still real' as she returns to the classroom and mum returns to work following Covid-19 diagnosis

A primary school pupil preparing to head back to the classroom has spoken out about the need for people to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and keep washing their hands to keep NHS staff, patients and communities safe.

10 September 2020
Organ donation - join the journey
Frontline NHS staff cycle 100 miles for organ donation week

NHS staff who have worked on the frontline during the pandemic will be cycling 100 miles from Salford to Birmingham to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

07 September 2020
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Greater Manchester Digital Platform goes live with first pilots to support two-way flow of health and social care information

A next-generation digital platform which joins up health, care and community, is supporting the sharing of public sector data across Greater Manchester.

26 August 2020
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Youngsters ask the public to help protect their loved ones by reminding them that COVID-19 safety is ‘In Our Hands’

Young relatives of staff working for Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are reminding the public how important it is for everyone to stick to the COVID19 safety guidelines, as part of a new campaign launched this week.

25 August 2020
LGBT Pride Week 2020
NCA LGBT Pride Week 2020

NCA Chief Executive, Raj Jain has issued a message to all NCA staff about LGBT Pride Week 2020.

24 August 2020
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NCA corona hero nurse to switch on Blackpool Illuminations 2020

A NURSE dubbed the ‘Angel form the North” who works for the Northern Care Alliance at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, part of the NCA’s Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation, will switch on this year’s Blackpool Illuminations, alongside some other covid heroes.

21 August 2020
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Northern Care Alliance and University of Salford appoint first Chair of Nursing

Professor Heather Iles-Smith has been appointed as the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and the University of Salford’s inaugural Chair of Nursing.

17 August 2020
Governor Elections 2020
NCA Governor Elections 2020 - Would you like to be a Governor?

The Northern Care Alliance brings together four local hospitals in Oldham, Salford, Bury and Rochdale and the Group is looking for dedicated Trust Members who are passionate about health and social care to join their Council of Governors.

12 August 2020
Children Unit appeal for play items
Royal Oldham Children's Unit appeal for play items

The Play Team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are asking everyone to support the Children’s Unit and our other children’s services by donating a range of play items to help keep our youngest patients entertained during their stay on our wards.

11 August 2020
Triple SCAPE Accreditation for Northern Care Alliance Teams
Triple SCAPE Accreditation for Northern Care Alliance Teams

Three Northern Care Alliance NHS Group teams are celebrating after achieving SCAPE accreditation.

06 August 2020
World Breastfeeding Week 2020
World Breastfeeding Week 2020 - Mums encouraged to seek breastfeeding support during COVID-19 pandemic

It’s World Breastfeeding Week 2020 and midwives and nurses across the Northern Care Alliance NHS group are promoting the many benefits of breastfeeding with mums.

06 August 2020
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Milestone reached on The Royal Oldham Hospital £28m expansion

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and its partners are celebrating a major milestone in its plans to provide The Royal Oldham Hospital with a £28million extension.

06 August 2020
IPC Safety Officer
COVID-19: New infection prevention and control safety officers introduced at Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale hospitals

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has introduced pioneering new infection prevention and control safety officers at its hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale in a bid to keep its hospitals and community services safe from COVID-19.

05 August 2020
The CURE
Patients offered free support to tackle tobacco addiction while in hospital

Patients across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale borough will be offered specialist support to manage tobacco addiction when they are admitted to hospital.

03 August 2020
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New Covid-19 measures for Greater Manchester

New measures were announced by the government on Thursday 30 July to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

31 July 2020
Play your part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus

People in Oldham are being asked to stick to tough Coronavirus restrictions to help protect themselves, their friends and their families.

28 July 2020
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Visitor Policy – NCA continues to suspend visiting to protect our patients, staff and local communities

Visiting patients in our hospitals continues to be suspended and will remain so until further notice to help protect our patients, staff and the general public. This applies to our Salford, Oldham, Bury & Rochdale Care Organisations.

27 July 2020
Kindness Collaborative at Oldham
Northern Care Alliance Hospitals shortlisted for five HSJ Patient Safety Awards

Teams across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are celebrating after being shortlisted for five Health Service Journal (HSJ) patient safety awards.

21 July 2020
Tiny Happy People Campaign
Top ten tips for talking launched to help close early years speech and language gap

Families across Greater Manchester are being supported with the launch of new resources to help parents and communities with developing their child’s speech and language skills. 

17 July 2020
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Greater Manchester Digital Platform gathers pace, procuring more tech solutions to join up health, social care and community

The drive to develop the Greater Manchester Digital Platform to transform public services, using state-of-the-art technology, is gathering momentum.

15 July 2020
Parentline
Parentline offering Text Health Advice

The Health Visiting and School Nursing Team at Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale have identified a gap in the system for parents and carers with children aged 0 – 19 years. 

15 July 2020
Prof Andrew Rowland
Act now on female genital mutilation – research makes case for independent commissioner

Fewer than 500 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Protection Orders have been made in England and Wales between their introduction in April 2015 and September 2019.

14 July 2020
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NCA patients take part in life-saving Covid-19 research

Staff at the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) have hailed the success of research that’s seen a life-saving treatment for seriously-ill hospital patients with Covid-19 being brought into use across the UK.

14 July 2020
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Oldham mum celebrates lockdown baby’s safe arrival by thanking her ‘angels without wings’

A first time mum has paid tribute to the team on the maternity unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital after her baby boy arrived into the world on International Day of the Midwife, in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic lockdown.

08 July 2020
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Healthwatch Oldham Survey - Share your views on COVID 19

Healthwatch Oldham have launched their latest survey and they're looking for your feedback on your health and social care experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

08 July 2020
A&E Salford
Help our NHS COVID-19 heroes by acting responsibly when pubs re-open and only come to A&E in a genuine emergency

The NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday on Sunday 5 July, and many local pubs and restaurants will have already opened.

03 July 2020
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Message from Chief Executive Raj Jain - Celebrating NHS72 and thank you

When I look back on how our organisation has responded to the pandemic and coped over the past few months, I do so with an immense sense of pride.

03 July 2020
Joan and Edna - volunteers
Meet the volunteers making a difference at Rochdale Infirmary

Volunteering in the NHS is something that anyone with spare time on their hands could consider doing.

03 July 2020
Libby McManus Chief Nursing Officer NCA
Chief Nursing Officer for the NCA appointed

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has confirmed the appointment of Libby McManus from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust as its new Chief Nurse.

02 July 2020
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Northern Care Alliance says thank you to our long serving staff, ahead of NHS72 celebration

AS the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday on 5 July, the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is saying thank you to all its staff for their hard work and dedication, but particularly to those who have worked for many years in the NHS.

02 July 2020
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Thank you for your donations!

As we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on July 5 – we wanted to mark the momentous occasion by giving a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to every local business, national organisation, school,  community group, religious organisation, member of staff and individual who has made donations to the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group during the Covid pandemic.

01 July 2020
Armed Forces Day 2020
Celebrating our armed forces with armed forces week - 22-28 June 2020

This Armed Forces week 2020, we celebrate the contribution current and former military personnel have made to our fight against covid-19.

23 June 2020