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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
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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
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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
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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
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New HELP initiative launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital empowers patients to raise patient safety concerns directly with a senior nurse

The Royal Oldham Hospital is launching a new HELP initiative (Helping to Empower Loved Ones and Patients), which will enable patients and their families to easily raise any concerns they have about patient safety or care with a member of the senior nursing team.

19 July 2021
Libby McManus Chief Nursing Officer NCA
Local NHS Leaders Echo National Nurse Chief’s Message To Help Keep Patients And Staff Safe As Restrictions Lift

Senior NHS doctors and nurse leaders responsible for patient safety and infection prevention across four local hospitals and community healthcare services in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale are asking members of the public to continue to follow the ‘hands, face, space’ rules after July 19, in a move to continue to keep staff and patients safe and secure.

16 July 2021
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Royal Oldham Hospital celebrates 50,000th COVID-19 vaccine

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

09 July 2021
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Rochdale Infirmary partnership highly commended in national awards

A PARTNERSHIP involving Rochdale Infirmary that aimed to make cancer services more accessible during the pandemic has been recognised at the HSJ Partnership Awards.

05 July 2021
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NCA hospital staff mark ‘year like no other’ at St Paul’s Service

THREE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group staff and a volunteer who were on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19 will be at the heart of a special service of commemoration and thanksgiving to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 5 July, the anniversary of the health service’s foundation. 

05 July 2021
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Highly Commended at prestigious HSJ Partnership Awards

TRIAGEHF PLUS – Medtronic UK, Manchester University FT and The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been Highly Commended for the HealthTech Partnership of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021.

01 July 2021
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group celebrates social value success despite challenges of pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified many societal health and social care inequalities, including those faced by local communities in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford. But despite these challenges, the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which operates four hospital sites and a variety of community services across these localities, is continuing to move its social value ambitions in the right direction.

30 June 2021
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Heightened excitement for our new trauma facility

The construction of our new £68million hospital at Salford Royal was taken to new heights at the weekend.

29 June 2021
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Violence reduction programme launches in A&E

A violence reduction project embedding youth workers in Accident and Emergency departments has launched at Salford Royal.

29 June 2021
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Foresight invests £3 million of growth capital into global healthcare software provider NorthWest EHealth

Foresight Group, an award-winning listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has invested £3.0 million of growth capital into NorthWest EHealth Limited (“NWEH” or “the Company”), providers of software and services to the clinical trials market.

29 June 2021
Patient Safety Awards 2021
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group revealed as finalists in three categories at prestigious national patient safety awards

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group been announced as a finalist in three categories at the prestigious Health Service Journal Patient Safety Awards 2021, shortlisted in a brand new category - the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Award, as well as the Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year Award and the Improving Care for Older People Initiative of the Year. 

28 June 2021
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Join us in raising a cuppa to our NHS heroes!

On Monday 5 July 2021, we're celebrating the NHS's 73rd birthday with a tea party like no other - and you're invited to join us.

25 June 2021
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Local hospital staff reach RCN Nursing Awards finals

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s efforts to try and ensure nobody died alone during the COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

24 June 2021
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COVID vaccine walk-in clinics

We have a number of walk-in vaccination clinics open across our sites. You do not need an appointment to attend these.

21 June 2021
Paula Bithell, Nurse Consultant
New treatment significantly improves mental health in heart disease patients, study finds

A study, led by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and the University of Manchester (UoM), and funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR), has found that a mental health treatment called Metacognitive Therapy significantly improves symptoms of anxiety and depression for heart disease patients.

21 June 2021
New treatment significantly improves mental health in heart disease patients, study finds

A study, led by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and the University of Manchester (UoM), and funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR), has found that a mental health treatment called Metacognitive Therapy significantly improves symptoms of anxiety and depression for heart disease patients.

21 June 2021
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Rochdale Intermediate Care Service held up as national example of best practice

A ROCHDALE partnership bringing together Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group), Rochdale Borough Council and adult social care, HMR Clinical Commissioning Group, GP Federation, and BARDOC, is being held up as an example of best practice nationally for how to transform intermediate care into an award winning service.

16 June 2021
Nathan Brookes - Mental Health Champion
Men's Health Week

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group embraced Men’s Health Week (June 14-20) as an opportunity to promote their fantastic Mental Health Champion roles.

16 June 2021
Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2021 - Toni Kernan
Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2021 - Toni's Story

It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week (15th – 20th June) and our Macmillan Gynaecology Nurses at The Royal Oldham Hospital are raising awareness not only about the importance of cervical screening, but also human papillomavirus (HPV) and its link to cervical cancer.

15 June 2021
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Drop in and get your first Covid vaccine at Rochdale Infirmary

IN response to rising demand for the Covid-19 vaccine, Rochdale Care Organisation is calling all eligible people aged 18 and over to come and get their life saving jab next week.

11 June 2021
Volunteers Week 2021
Volunteers' Week celebrated across the Northern Care Alliance

Northern Care Alliance (NCA) volunteers make the world of difference in terms of the standard of care and experience the organisation can offer patients and service users across all our sites.

11 June 2021
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Rochdale Care Organisation celebrates Eid

THE Rochdale Care Organisation, which runs Rochdale Infirmary and community services, held a small Eid celebration on Friday to mark Eid ul-Fitr which is a celebration that takes place at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

24 May 2021
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Visiting Guidance Update

Important information for patients and families about visiting at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

24 May 2021
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Coveted Silver Award for three dedicated nurses

Three dedicated nurses have been awarded a prestigious national award for their incredible service to the NHS.

12 May 2021
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NCA celebrates its nurses on Nurses Day

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is shining a light on its nurses and all they have achieved during the pandemic for International Nurses Day, which takes place on 12 May.

12 May 2021