Latest Press Releases

Press Releases
Anne Stout web
Salford Care Organisation invites public to free chemotherapy talk

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting local residents and trust members to a free talk at Salford Care Organisation to find out more about chemotherapy treatment.

15 November 2019
Cannon web
Eight new ultrasound systems installed at NCA Care Orgs

Eight new diagnostic ultrasound systems have been installed across The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to update obstetrics and gynaecology imaging services for patients in the north-east sector of Greater Manchester.

12 November 2019
Ceo message
Message from the Chief Executive underlining our zero tolerance approach to racial discrimination and abuse

Our Chief Executive Raj Jain has released a statement underlining our zero tolerance approach to racial discrimination and abuse in the NHS and across our hospitals and community healthcare services.

11 November 2019
self care hub tour web
Public invited to take a tour of unique self-care hub at Rochdale Infirmary

BURY and Rochdale Care Organisation, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is inviting people to a free talk and tour of a new self-care hub at Rochdale Infirmary.

08 November 2019
radiology academy raj jain web
NCA opens ‘first of its kind’ Radiography Academy in Rochdale

ROCHDALE Infirmary is home to the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) new Radiography Academy, a centre of excellence for research, learning and mentoring in the field of radiology.

06 November 2019
ct scanner
Salford Royal receives funding boost for cancer screening

Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is one of 78 Trusts in the country set to benefit from investment funding to upgrade and refurbish cancer screening equipment.

30 October 2019
Elaine Inglesby-Burke
Salford nursing leader celebrates Honorary Professor appointment

A senior nurse who has dedicated over 40 years of her life to the NHS is joining the University of Salford as an Honorary Professor.

 

29 October 2019
exhibition web
Photo exhibition at North Manchester Care Organisation puts prostate cancer survivors in the picture

NORTH Manchester General Hospital is hosting a photo exhibition that captures the experiences of prostate cancer patients and their partners.

25 October 2019
World Stroke Day – How NCA’s leading stroke care helped Middleton man Mark make a first class recovery
World Stroke Day – How NCA’s leading stroke care helped Middleton man Mark make a first class recovery

It is World Stroke Day on 29 October and Clare Bebbington, a matron for intrapartum services at St Mary's hospital, is helping to raise awareness by sharing the story of the amazing recovery her husband Mark made following treatment at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) hospitals in Salford, Bury and Rochdale.

25 October 2019
naheed nazir still i rise
NCA staff member shortlisted for national Inclusive Companies Award

NAHEED Nazir, Group Associate Director Inclusion & Engagement at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has been shortlisted for the Inclusive Companies Awards.

22 October 2019
Booth Centre sleepout
Join The Manchester Sleepout and make a direct impact in the lives of people who are homeless

On Friday 8th November the Booth Centre is inviting the local community to sleep out for one night so that others don’t have to.

22 October 2019
Dietetics GDE Fast Follower Programme Intranet v1
New Taskman app launched to speed up patient discharge

A locally-configured task management App has been launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital to support the discharge process of patients through and out of hospital.

16 October 2019
Jimi limdi web
Free talk on Inflammatory Bowel Disease on 5 Nov

BURY & Rochdale Care Organisation is inviting local people and Trust members to come for a free talk to find out more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on Tuesday 5 November, from 2 to 3pm, at Fairfield General Hospital.

10 October 2019
PJ web
Your Health Matters launches

‘Your Health Matters’ is our new series of free talks and tours which aims to give members an insight and learn more about various conditions, treatments and services offered at the Northern Care Alliance.

09 October 2019
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019
The Royal Oldham Hospital invites families to join them for Baby Loss Awareness Week Memorial Events

Gynaecology staff and bereavement midwives at The Royal Oldham Hospital will be supporting families to remember the babies taken too soon this Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th – 15th October), with a number of events and activities planned to help families pause, reflect and remember their angel babies.

08 October 2019
Jim Potter
Public invited to attend NCA annual members and public meeting

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting the public to come and join its chairman, chief executive, board of directors and governors, for a joint annual members and public meeting.

04 October 2019
Joshi George web
Neurosurgery event – It’s more than brain surgery!

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) next ‘Medicine for Members’ event is a talk on Neurosurgery on Thursday 24 October, 10.00am, at Salford Royal Hospital.

04 October 2019
staff awards web
Patients and public asked to vote for their healthcare heroes in the Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards

THE shortlist for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s Patients’ Choice award has been officially revealed.

04 October 2019
hitachi
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group partners with Hitachi on UK’s first fully integrated hospital-wide digital transformation

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and Hitachi Consulting today announced a partnership to deliver the UK’s first fully integrated digital transformation of care processes.

01 October 2019
self care hub web
First ‘Self Care’ Hub in the North West opens at Rochdale Infirmary

On Friday 27 September, the Mayor of Rochdale (Councillor Billy Sheerin) officially launched the Heywood Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Self Care Hub, at Rochdale Infirmary.

30 September 2019
PM visit   Boris Johnson
North Manchester General Hospital welcome Prime Minister and Health Secretary visit

On Sunday 29 September, staff at our North Manchester General Hospital welcomed a visit by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Health Secretary, Matt Hancock.

30 September 2019
raj jain still i rise
NCA Chief Exec Raj Jain’s pic and story are part of a celebratory Black History Month art exhibition at the Lowry

An award-winning photographer is sharing the stories of Salford’s black, Asian and minority ethnic communities through an exhibition at The Lowry marking Black History Month.

26 September 2019
Speech Therapist, Barbara Rossington works with Oldham Athletic to support fans with communication difficulties
Royal Oldham Speech Therapist works with Oldham Athletic to support fans with communication difficulties

A Speech Therapist at The Royal Oldham Hospital has been working in partnership with Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) to support football fans with communication difficulties by designing and introducing a communication symbols page, which will now be a regular feature in their match day programmes.

25 September 2019
Vascular Disease Team at The Royal Oldham Hospital
Vascular patients invited to public and patient forum event at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Patients in Greater Manchester are being invited to come along to a Public and Patient Forum event being hosted by the vascular team at The Royal Oldham Hospital, focussing on a range of common vascular conditions.

25 September 2019
Scouts and Beavers visit to The Royal Oldham Hospital
99th Oldham Scouts and Beavers Visit The Royal Oldham Hospital

Scouts and beavers from the 99th Oldham Compass Scouts’ group in Chadderton brought kindness and cheer to patients in The Royal Oldham Hospital when they made a special visit to meet patients and present them with get well soon cards and chocolate.

25 September 2019
Billy's Bay launched in the A&E Department at The Royal Oldham
Billy's Bay launched in the A&E department at The Royal Oldham Hospital

The family of a patient who sadly passed away 9 years ago following a car crash in Royton, Oldham have given back to The Royal Oldham Hospital in a very special way by fundraising over £40,000 to buy life-saving equipment for the hospital’s A&E department.

23 September 2019
robbie the robot web
‘Robbie the robot’ helps to reduce hospital admissions in Rochdale

A new virtual consultation system, piloted for use by the Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation, dubbed ‘Robbie the robot’, is helping residents in a Rochdale care home avoid hospital admissions.

18 September 2019
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
Staff in the neonatal unit with the breast pumps for loan
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
Scape award for CCU
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
juen roberts web
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
od week web
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
staff awards web
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
data science web
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
Allan Cordwell
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