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North Care Xmas Window art
Artist decorates NCA hospital entrance windows with stunning festive visuals thanks to NorthCare Charity

NorthCare Charity has teamed up with a window artist to create colourful festive scenes at the entrance to all four Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group hospitals as a thank you to all staff and patients.

01 December 2020
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NCA hospitals light up for Grief Awareness Week

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is lighting up its hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale to mark national Grief Awareness Week, which runs from 2 to 8 December 2020.

01 December 2020
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Northern Care Alliance becomes first NHS organisation to adopt new secure communications system for neurosurgery during Covid-19

Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has become the first hospital to adopt a new and secure medical communications system.

26 November 2020
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Brighter future for patients and staff thanks to £300k from NHS Charities Together

More than £300,000 worth of improvements will be made across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to benefit the wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors thanks to funding from NHS Charities Together.

25 November 2020
Biswa Mishra
Volunteer for new Covid-19 vaccine study

People in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and Bury can help to save more lives during the Covid-19 pandemic by getting involved in vaccine research.

22 November 2020
Paul Dark
Research to examine antibiotic treatment for sepsis in Covid-19

An internationally important research study is looking to improve the use of antibiotics for patients with Covid-19 at risk of sepsis.

22 November 2020
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NCA shortlisted for two national 2020 HSJ Awards

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is delighted to announce that its Freedom to Speak Up team and its Inclusion Centre of Excellence team have both been shortlisted for national 2020 HSJ Awards.

20 November 2020
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Virology team scoop national award for innovative Covid-19 testing protocol

A scientific innovation by a group of 25 specialist staff has led to a prestigious national award for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

19 November 2020
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Covid patient in hospital since March is discharged fit and well

AN amazing COVID-19 recovery story unfolded today at the Rochdale Infirmary Floyd Unit when Oldham patient Gary Dissington was finally discharged home to his family.

13 November 2020
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Patient Information - Pausing routine and non-urgent scheduled hospital care

Staff across our hospitals have been working incredibly hard to manage the increased number of patients with Covid in our hospitals alongside providing routine care.

06 November 2020
New smartphone App speeds up treatment and recovery of wounds

This week heralded a new digital era for wound management patients across Greater Manchester. 

04 November 2020
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Healthcare via your TV now being delivered to homes in Oldham

GPs and community healthcare staff in Oldham are now talking to respiratory patients via their TV screens, as part of new trial.

03 November 2020
Dr Chris Brooks, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer
Northern Care Alliance launches infection prevention support measures to help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) which runs hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Salford is seeking to reassure patients that the group’s hospital and community sites remain safe and secure for staff, patients and visitors, despite rising COVID-19 infections in the community.

27 October 2020
Kindness Collaborative at Oldham
Macmillan Information and Support Service appeal for care pack items

Chemotherapy teams at The Royal Oldham Hospital are hoping to create and distribute care packs to new patients starting treatment and they're appealing for the help and donations of the local community in Oldham.

23 October 2020
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
This is the place
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
Chris Outram
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
Dr Prudham
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
Chris Outram
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
Jim Potter
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