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Team that procured game changing imaging technology Highly Commended in national Go Awards

THE procurement team behind a new NHS image sharing platform in Greater Manchester (GM) have been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Go Awards 2020/21.

20 September 2021
Neonatal Nurses' Week Reunion at Oldham
Neonatal Nurses Week - A very special reunion for two of The Royal Oldham's NICU nurses

A very special reunion at The Royal Oldham Hospital has reunited two dedicated neonatal nurses with the family of one of their former patients to mark this year’s National Neonatal Nurses Week (13th – 19th September).

15 September 2021
Lab Tests
Disruption to blood tube supply – patient information

A supplier to the NHS has advised us and other hospital trusts of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

01 September 2021
Never Quit Quitting campaign
Never Quit Quitting campaign encourages Greater Manchester smokers to quit smoking

The CURE Project team is supporting a major new campaign aiming to help thousands more people who live and work in Greater Manchester to stop smoking.

24 August 2021
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Northern Care Alliance Team shortlisted for a HSJ Award 2021

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group team behind Salford Royal’s Haemodialysis Service are celebrating after being shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award 2021.

24 August 2021
Digital Appointment Letters
Ophthalmology is live with digital appointment letters

Following the success of the DrDoctor text reminder service to ophthalmology patients in Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, the department is the first specialty to go live with digital appointment letters to patients.

20 August 2021
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NCA celebrates its healthcare heroes

IN MARCH 2020 the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) admitted its first COVID-19 patient; the organisation established its gold command structure, and so began its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 August 2021
CNO Awards 2021
Dedicated NCA nurses receive their prestigious Chief Nursing Officer Award

Two of the Northern Care Alliance’s dedicated nurses have received their prestigious national award for their incredible service to the NHS.

06 August 2021
Lungs
RECOVERY-RS trial finds continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces need for invasive ventilation in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

The Respiratory Strategies in COVID-19; CPAP, High-flow, and Standard Care (RECOVERY-RS) trial, which the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) participated in, has demonstrated that treating hospitalised COVID-19 patients who have acute respiratory failure with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces the need for invasive mechanical ventilation.

06 August 2021
World Breastfeeding Week 2021
World Breastfeeding Week 2021- Mums encouraged to seek breastfeeding support

It’s World Breastfeeding Week 2021 and midwives and nurses across the Northern Care Alliance NHS group are busy promoting the many benefits of breastfeeding with mums.

05 August 2021
Butler Green celebrates its 10th anniversary
Butler Green Intermediate Care Unit celebrates its 10th anniversary

Butler Green, Oldham’s enhanced intermediate care unit, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday 7th August with an afternoon tea party for patients and staff.

05 August 2021
Dr Faye Bruce
NCA Associate Non-Executive Director Dr Faye Bruce appointed as one of the Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester county

Dr Bruce joined the NCA after it established two Associate Non-Executive positions, as part of the Board’s succession planning arrangements and as a developmental initiative. 

02 August 2021
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Team that procured game changing imaging technology recognised nationally

THE procurement team behind a new NHS image sharing platform in Greater Manchester (GM) have been named as finalists in the Go Awards 2020/21.

30 July 2021
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GM Mayor Andy Burnham praises under pressure and ‘amazing’ NCA staff

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Salford Royal this week to meet with frontline staff and hear first-hand about the current pressures in the NHS.

29 July 2021
New 3T scanner at SRFT web
Expansion of MR and CT imaging at Salford Royal

Three new, state of the art MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners and a new CT (Computed Tomography) scanner have been installed at Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA).

28 July 2021
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NHS Group’s Senior Doctor Appeals to the Public to Help Ease Unprecedented Demand across Local Healthcare System

Senior doctors from four A&E departments and an Urgent Care Centre (UCC) run by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) are asking the public to think carefully before attending A&E if not an emergency.

26 July 2021
Dr Owen Williams NEW NCA CEO
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group appoints new Chief Executive to lead exciting ‘new era’ for its group of hospitals and community services

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has announced the appointment of Dr Owen Williams OBE as its new Chief Executive. 

22 July 2021
Vaccine
Salford Royal celebrates 50,000th COVID-19 vaccine

Salford Royal’s Hospital Vaccination Hub, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is celebrating after administering its 50,000th COVID vaccination.

21 July 2021