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New Rainbow Clinic team at The Royal Oldham Hospital
New antenatal rainbow clinic service launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital

A new antenatal rainbow clinic service has been launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital to provide extra support for mums and dads-to-be who have previously experienced stillbirth, late miscarriage or early neonatal death in a previous pregnancy. 

19 October 2020
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‘There’s still a smile behind the mask’: Local NHS staff ask patients to follow new video guidance when coming to hospital

At the start of International Infection Prevention and Control Week, patients attending local hospitals and community appointments in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Salford are being asked to follow guidance and advice outlined in a new video, released this week.

19 October 2020
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New careers website launched at NCA

A new vibrant careers website has been developed for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

19 October 2020
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Launch of Re-SWAN research project

Researchers in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University (LSBU) working with partners from the Northern Care Alliance and Manchester University have been awarded a £100k grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to support research into an evaluation of end of life and bereavement care in the UK, before and during the Covid19 pandemic.

13 October 2020
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Former Chief Nurse leads the way in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for the NCA NHS Group

Former Chief Nurse of Salford Royal and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE is one of four members of NHS staff who work across the group’s four hospitals and community services to be honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

10 October 2020
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Trust Chair Praises Outstanding Commitment of Staff at PAT Annual Public Meeting

Trust Chair Praises Outstanding Commitment of Staff at PAT Annual Public Meeting.

09 October 2020
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Digital technology used to sustain cancer care at NCA’s local hospitals

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been using digital technology to ensure cancer care can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic at its local hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale.

08 October 2020
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Prime Minister gives go-ahead for major development at Salford Royal

Building work will soon get underway at Salford Royal’s new Acute Receiving Centre (ARC).

02 October 2020
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Pioneering Chief Nurse retires after 43 years NHS service

ELAINE Inglesby-Burke CBE, Group Chief Nursing Officer at Salford Royal and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is retiring on 2 October after 43 years in the NHS.

02 October 2020
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NHS leader joins university as honorary professor

Raj Jain, Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has been appointed as an honorary professor by the University of Salford.

 

02 October 2020
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Public Invited to join Pennine Acute Trust Annual Public Meeting Online on Wednesday 7th October

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT), which serves the communities of North Manchester, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and the surrounding villages and towns, is holding its Annual Public Meeting (APM) on Wednesday, 7th October, 5.30 – 6.30pm and the public is being invited to join the meeting online.

01 October 2020
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NCA win Team of the Year at national HEFMA Awards

Staff from within the catering, estates and facilities teams at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group are celebrating after being named as Team of the Year 2020 at the national Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) awards.

29 September 2020
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Public invited to join NCA Annual Members’ Meeting online on 14 October

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) which provides hospital and community healthcare service across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale, will be holding its ‘virtual’ Annual Members’ Meeting on Wednesday 14 October at 6pm and is inviting the public to join the online free event.

21 September 2020
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
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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
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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