GP & Partner Bulletin - July 2019

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July 2019

Welcome to the July issue of Pulse The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's GP and partner bulletin. Each issue will round up the latest news from inside the Trust and present it in this e-newsletter. If you would like to make any comments about this issue or if you have any suggestions for future content then please email the editor


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Cultural Ambassadors will ensure NCA recruitment and disciplinary processes remain fair

A TEAM of Cultural Ambassadors has been introduced at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to help make sure the recruitment and disciplinary processes at the organisation remain fair for every employee.

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A marathon effort for the Swan fund

Thank you to John McGrath who ran a marathon raising over £2,000 for the Swan charitable fund in memory of his best friend.

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Rochdale Infirmary diabetes services invites local residents to free talk

The talk from the Diabetes service team will take place on Tuesday 23rd July, 2pm – 3pm in the Education Centre.

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Prostate cancer pilot speeds up diagnosis at North Manchester General

THE Urology department at North Manchester General Hospital is piloting a new Rapid Diagnostic Prostate Pathway that is improving patient care and ensuring patients are treated faster than ever before.

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Northern Care Alliance Governor Elections 2019

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Council of Governors Elections open on 16 July.

The Royal Oldham Hospital hosts summer BBQ for staff and local partners

STAFF at The Royal Oldham Hospital put on a summer BBQ event to give community health and social care staff who have recently transferred employment from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust into the Northern Care Alliance NHS (NCA) Group a warm welcome.

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Northern Care Alliance tops England research table

More patients than ever before have taken part in research at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to improve NHS care and treatment.

Nicola Firth - Royal Oldham Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Officer
Hospital to honour nurses involved in historic birth of world’s first IVF baby

THE Royal Oldham Hospital has agreed to work with Oldham Council and local partners to commission a new commemorative plaque to honour two nurses who played pivotal roles in the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown.

Oldham Health Check extends to mental health
New Safe Haven for adults in crisis launched in Oldham

A new crisis care mental health service for adults, called a Safe Haven, was officially opened in Oldham providing out of hours, overnight support in a comfortable environment.

Important information regarding the provision of community healthcare services

From Monday 1st July 2019, the following community healthcare services will be provided in your area by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) and its local integrated health teams.

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Bury's heart health heroes to represent North West in NHS Parliamentary Awards

A partnership between health commissioners, hospital, community and GP services in Bury has been announced as one of 10 North-West champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards.




Catering - Food Tasting Session

14 August 2019 from 14:00 to 16:00 
(The gallery restaurant, North Manchester General)

Healthwatch Oldham Active Outdoors Family Forum Event

31 August 2019 from 10:00 to 15:00 
Oldham (Alexandra Park)

Butterflies Baby Loss Coffee Morning

01 September 2019 
Oldham (Antenatal Clinic, Royal Oldham Hospital)

Diabetes Talk

05 September 2019 from 11:00 to 12:00 
(Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital, OL1 2)

Maggie's Culture Crawl

27 September 2019 from 18:00 to 23:00 
Oldham (Maggies Centre, TROH)

Little Butterflies Baby Loss Support Group

06 October 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 
Oldham (Antenatal Clinic, Royal Oldham Hospital)

Neuro-Surgery Talk

24 October 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 
(Mayo Building, Salford Royal)

Butterflies Baby Loss Coffee Morning

03 November 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 
Oldham (Antenatal Clinic, Royal Oldham Hospital)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

05 November 2019 from 14:00 to 15:00 
(Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital)

Little Butterflies Baby Loss Support Group

01 December 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 
Oldham (Antenatal Clinic, Royal Oldham Hospital)

'Parkinsons' Disease - past, present and future

17 December 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00 
(Mayo Building, Salford Royal)

Have you read the latest issue of Loop, the Northern Care Alliance magazine for members, stakeholders and staff?