Oldham Care Organisation

Daniel Grimes - Director of Operations 

Dan has worked in the NHS since 2006 with over ten years’ experience working in senior operational management posts across Surgery, Women and Children’s Medicine and Diagnostic and Clinical Support Services. Prior to joining Oldham, Dan was Managing Director for Integrated Care at Salford Care Organisation and before that was Divisional Director for Medicine and Clinical Support Services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where he was actively involved in planning and delivering the safe transition of services when the new Alder Hey in the Park opened in 2016.

Dan has an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and wrote his dissertation on how to improve holistic care for children with complex health and social needs. His professional interests include quality improvement, operations analysis and the use of data to improve planning operational delivery and building high performing teams.

Outside of work, Dan is a former Chairman of a local theatre group in Warrington and spends his spare time performing in and directing plays and musicals.

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Dr Jawad Husain - Medical Director

Jawad joined the Group as Medical Director for Oldham in June 2017. As a practising surgeon, he has extensive general management experience and a strong track record in change management, service improvement and innovation. 

He started his career as a consultant urological surgeon at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT in 2002. He has been trained in the North West region and has a sub-speciality interest in management of stone diseases. Jawad established a fully comprehensive stone service at his organization and helped develop the urological department.

Jawad takes a keen interest in teaching and training and has been the Surgical Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons. He is an examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School and mentor for the medical students, educational and clinical supervisor for urology and surgical trainees, and a panel member for National Selector for core surgical trainees. 

He is a Clinical Advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, NCAS case manager and case investigator and Responsible Officer. 

He is married to Ayesha, who is a GP and has two girls who are both doctors.

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Nicola Firth -  Chief Officer / Director of Nursing

Nicola joined the Trust in October 2016. She qualified in 1992 in Stockport and worked in a number of clinical specialties there before becoming project manager for the implementation of Hospital at Night. Following that, Nicola worked at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as a Lead Nurse and then Assistant Director of Nursing for the Corporate Nursing service before taking up the post of Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Stockport NHS FT, which she held for five years.

In 2014 Nicola took up the post of Director of Nursing and Quality/DIPC at Aintree University NHS Foundation Trust holding the portfolio for nursing, quality, infection prevention and clinical governance where she stayed until joining Pennine. Nicola also holds a Masters in Collaborative Healthcare.

David Jago

David Jago- Interim Director of Finance

David Jago joins the management team at Oldham as Interim Director of Finance. He has previously been Director of Finance at a number of Trusts including Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT, Liverpool Heart and Chest FT and Tameside FT.

David is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, qualifying in 1991, graduating from the Mersey Regional Health Authority Financial Management Training programme. David holds 30 years’ experience of working in the health service, predominantly within the acute sector. He also has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics.






Mark Warren - Managing Director for Health and Social Care Community Services

Mark Warren has a dual role as Managing Director for Oldham’s Community Health and Adult Social Care Service and also the DASS for Oldham Council.

Mark is leading on the journey to integration in Oldham and is working closely with the GM Health and Social Care Partnership to support transformation of health and social care services as part of the devolved decision making arrangements in GM.

Mark has worked in the area of health and social care for nearly thirty years and has enjoyed the opportunity to work with some fantastically committed people over that time frame. A qualified Social Worker and with an MBA,  Mark has worked in Oldham for the last 3 1/2  years . Prior to this Mark  worked in Stockport, Bolton and Rochdale having undertaken a range of roles in social care and health care.

Oldham is known for its strong history of working together. As a cooperative borough, it’s a place where everyone does their bit to create a confident, prosperous and ambitious place to live and work.