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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Haematology Unit at The Royal Oldham pioneers initiative that trains patients to administer their own chemotherapy treatment at home

The Ward F11 Haematology team at The Royal Oldham Hospital are leading the way with a pioneering self-injection velcade treatment programme designed to help train cancer patients to administer their own chemotherapy from the comfort of their own home.

19 June 2020
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Keeping our patients connected with their loved ones – NCA launches patient property drop-off service

A new patient property drop-off service has been launched at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

17 June 2020
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Patients, visitors, and the general public will now have to wear face masks at the NCA’s hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale

AS part of stringent new bio security and infection control measures introduced at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) patients, the public and visitors will now have to wear face masks in all public areas in hospital and community settings.

10 June 2020
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Small but mighty: Dietitians show strength on the frontline during COVID-19

It's Dietitian's Week (1-5 June) and Sarah Parker from the Dietetics team tells us more about how this small but mighty team have played a vital role in caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 June 2020
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Dr Alomar shares his experience of life on the NHS frontline during COVID19 with BBC News

A Syrian refugee doctor based at The Royal Oldham Hospital has shared his experiences of working on the NHS frontline during COVID-19 with BBC News.

26 May 2020
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NCA hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale roll out pioneering COVID-19 bio security and infection prevention measures

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is now implementing stringent bio security and infection control measures at its hospitals to ensure patients and staff remain safe as we start to return services to normal.

22 May 2020
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Professional footballer says ‘thanks’ to local NHS heroes

Matthew James, a professional footballer who plays for Leicester city has donated two therapy tilt in space chairs worth £2000 to Fairfield General Hospital.

20 May 2020
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Renowned poet pens moving ‘swansong’ tribute to NHS end of life care team

An internationally-renowned poet has penned a moving tribute to the NHS, inspired by the caring and compassionate end of life care team at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

14 May 2020
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Nurses Day, 12 May – 144 aspirant nurses join NCA

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May, and 144 aspirant nurses (student nurses in their final six months of training) are joining the celebration for the first time.

12 May 2020
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Manchester City FC fan helps raise funds for The Royal Oldham Hospital

A visually-impaired Manchester City FC fan from Rochdale has been fundraising for The Royal Oldham Hospital to say thank you to NHS staff for the amazing job they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020
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Knitters needed to help comfort patients

Knitters are needed to help create comforting teddy bears for patients and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020