Latest Press Releases

Press Releases
BBC Junior Doctors
Our Salford Junior Doctors hit the BBC!

We are excited to announce that Salford Care Organisation will shortly be appearing on the BBC’s Junior Doctors series.

17 September 2019
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Breast Pump Loan Service launched for mums of premature babies born at North Manchester General Hospital

Having breast pumps to loan to parents is one of the ways staff on the Neonatal Unit at North Manchester General Hospital are helping mums to breastfeed.

13 September 2019
Japan delegation at Rochdale Infirmary
From the land of the rising sun to the birthplace of cooperation

A leading delegation from the Japanese government came to Rochdale Infirmary as part of a visit to Rochdale Borough Council to discover how its award-winning adult care policies are improving the lives of local residents.

11 September 2019
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Coronary Care Unit scoop SCAPE accreditation

The Coronary Care Unit at North Manchester General Hospital is celebrating after receiving a SCAPE award.

09 September 2019
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Celebrates Inspirational & Innovative Women

Eleven pioneering women working across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been highlighted by the Northern Health Science Alliance for making their mark on the world of innovation – particularly in health science. Following a call on social media for nominations, more than 300 inspirational women’s profiles were submitted to Northern Health Science Alliance as part of its #NorthInnovationWomen campaign, which was also part of its work in connection with International Women’s Day.

05 September 2019
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Oldham, Bury & Rochdale, and North Manchester care organisation staff, take to their bikes to support Organ Donation Week

NORTHERN Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) staff from the Oldham, Bury & Rochdale, and North Manchester care organisations, are getting on their bikes to cycle the route that donated organs take from The Royal Oldham Hospital to Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) for life-saving operations as part of the #jointhejourney campaign.

05 September 2019
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Patients asked to nominate their hospital & healthcare heroes in the Northern Care Alliance staff awards

SALFORD Royal, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, North Manchester General Hospital and their community healthcare services are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event.

04 September 2019
Nicola Firth - Royal Oldham Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Officer
New Chief Officers appointed at Oldham and North Manchester Care Orgs

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has appointed new Chief Officers for two care organisations within the group.

02 September 2019
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NCA’s cutting edge Data Science Team is first of its kind in the North

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has introduced a new cutting edge Data Science Team to help improve patient care, the first team in the North of England, and one of only a handful of teams in the country.

02 September 2019
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Northern Care Alliance wins silver award for support to the Armed Forces community

The Northern Care Alliance has been awarded silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support to defence and the wider Armed Forces community.

28 August 2019
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Northern Care Alliance’s HSJ Awards’ short-list line-up

Five teams belonging to or working in partnership with the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been named in the shortlist of the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

21 August 2019
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A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital achieves SCAPE accreditation

Staff in the A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after achieving SCAPE accreditation.

20 August 2019
Diabetes talk Sep 2019
Royal Oldham diabetes team invites local residents to free talk – 5 Sept

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free talk on 5 September to find out more about the Diabetes service.

14 August 2019
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Dietitians go digital as GDE Fast Follower project kicks off at The Royal Oldham Hospital

The dietetic team at The Royal Oldham Hospital is going digital this week, as part of the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Fast Follower programme.

13 August 2019
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Graduation of Northridge High School Pupils

Jason to start new job at North Manchester General Hospital after successful internship.

09 August 2019
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NCA makes NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards finals

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has made the finals of the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards.

09 August 2019
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‘Field to plate’ food tasting at North Manchester General Hospital

VISITORS, staff and patients are invited to a special ‘field to plate’ tasting session on Wednesday 14 August at 2.00pm until 4.00pm hosted by North Manchester Care Organisation, which runs North Manchester General Hospital.

01 August 2019
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Cultural Ambassadors will ensure NCA recruitment and disciplinary processes remain fair

A TEAM of Cultural Ambassadors has been introduced at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to help make sure the recruitment and disciplinary processes at the organisation remain fair for every employee.

26 July 2019
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A marathon effort for the Swan fund

Thank you to John McGrath who ran a marathon raising over £2,000 for the Swan charitable fund in memory of his best friend.

24 July 2019
Rochdale Diabetes Team
Rochdale Infirmary diabetes services invites local residents to free talk

The talk from the Diabetes service team will take place on Tuesday 23rd July, 2pm – 3pm in the Education Centre.

18 July 2019
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Prostate cancer pilot speeds up diagnosis at North Manchester General

THE Urology department at North Manchester General Hospital is piloting a new Rapid Diagnostic Prostate Pathway that is improving patient care and ensuring patients are treated faster than ever before.

18 July 2019
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Northern Care Alliance Governor Elections 2019

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Council of Governors Elections open on 16 July.

15 July 2019
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The Royal Oldham Hospital hosts summer BBQ for staff and local partners

STAFF at The Royal Oldham Hospital put on a summer BBQ event to give community health and social care staff who have recently transferred employment from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust into the Northern Care Alliance NHS (NCA) Group a warm welcome.

12 July 2019
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Northern Care Alliance tops England research table

More patients than ever before have taken part in research at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to improve NHS care and treatment.

10 July 2019
Nicola Firth - Royal Oldham Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Officer
Hospital to honour nurses involved in historic birth of world’s first IVF baby

THE Royal Oldham Hospital has agreed to work with Oldham Council and local partners to commission a new commemorative plaque to honour two nurses who played pivotal roles in the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown.

04 July 2019
Oldham Health Check extends to mental health
New Safe Haven for adults in crisis launched in Oldham

A new crisis care mental health service for adults, called a Safe Haven, was officially opened in Oldham providing out of hours, overnight support in a comfortable environment.

01 July 2019
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Important information regarding the provision of community healthcare services

From Monday 1st July 2019, the following community healthcare services will be provided in your area by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) and its local integrated health teams.

01 July 2019
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Bury's heart health heroes to represent North West in NHS Parliamentary Awards

A partnership between health commissioners, hospital, community and GP services in Bury has been announced as one of 10 North-West champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards.

27 June 2019
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$6M programme to tackle cognitive decline after stroke

Stroke specialists are to begin a $6M programme aimed at preventing cognitive decline after stroke.

27 June 2019
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New blood testing equipment introduced at NCA

Eight new pieces of blood testing equipment have been introduced in the Radiology, Maxillofacial and Day Services units across the Oldham, Bury & Rochdale and North Manchester Care Organisations at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

25 June 2019
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SWAN end of life Girlguiding comfort bags recognised by the Queen

Congratulations to Girlguiding Greater Manchester West who work so hard making up comfort bags for relatives staying with our end of life patients in our hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

20 June 2019