GP & Partner Bulletin - May 2018

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May 2018

Welcome to the May 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


The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust transaction and future of North Manchester General Hospital

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAHT) Transaction Board independently chaired by Jon Rouse from GM HSCP, is overseeing the acquisition by Salford Royal of the Oldham, Bury and Rochdale hospital sites and associated community services to become part of our Northern Care Alliance. At the same time, the North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) site will transfer to become part of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) as part of its plans to create a Single Hospital Service (SHS) for the City of Manchester, consistent with the Healthier Manchester Locality Plan.

The aim is to complete the PAHT transaction in the second half of 2019-2020, subject to due diligence, agreement of financial plans and approval of business cases. Our NES commissioners (Oldham, Bury & HMR CCGs) have recently set out their intentions relating to the acute services that are currently located on the NMGH site but that primarily serve the populations of Oldham, Bury and Rochdale borough.

Commissioners will now be undertaking further work to develop specific, more detailed, proposals including clarity about the potential consequence and impact on our other hospital sites and the communities we serve. This will input into the development of an acute services strategy for the NMGH site which is being led by the City of Manchester Council, Manchester Commissioners (MHCC) and Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

All partners are committed to the future of NMGH. It has a positive future and will continue to provide a variety of health and care services to the local population, as well as those who will travel from other parts of GM to use its services.

Patient privacy notice – How we use, share and protect your personal information

The Care Organisations within the Northern Care Alliance process patient’s Personal Data for a number of reasons outlined in this Privacy Note. Personal data is information that relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. 

The Trusts are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as a Data Controller reference Z5006706 for Salford Royal Care Organisation and Z6519461 for the Pennine Acute Care Organisations, as required by the Data Protection Act 1998 and The Data Protection Bill 2018.

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NHS 70th birthday celebrations

The NHS turns 70 on July 5, 2018, and we’d like you to join us to celebrate this major milestone.

Our staff across our hospitals and community services provide through our Care Organisations within the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group will be teaming up this summer to mark this very special birthday.

Launched on July 5 1948, the NHS was an ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all. It was the first time all hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together to deliver services that were free at point of delivery.

We’ve got lots of celebrations planned to celebrate our past and our exciting future, making sure that our staff play a big part in these.

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Alliance shortlisted for three GM Health & Care Champions awards

The Northern Care Alliance has been shortlisted for three awards in the first ever Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.

The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the body that oversees the area’s £6bn devolved health and social care budget, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

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Community health team wins regional parliamentary award for work with Manchester’s homeless

North Manchester Care Organisation’s Community Tissue Viability Services team has been revealed as one of the 10 Northern winners of the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for drop-in clinics for homeless and hard-to-reach people.

The awards asked MPs to nominate teams they felt had made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies, across 10 categories. Following deliberations by a panel of experts, the North Manchester Community Tissue Viability Service won the North’s Person-Centred Care Champion Award.

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Bowel Cancer Screening Programme celebrates 10 year anniversary with special event

The Northern Care Alliance will be hosting an exclusive Bowel Cancer Screening Programme celebration event to mark its ten year anniversary on Friday 15 June 2018, at Fairfield General Hospital.

The event will be an opportunity to celebrate the programme’s bowel screening achievements over the last ten years. It will consist of four short presentations describing how the bowel screening programme has worked.

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Take a behind the scenes tour at The Christie at Oldham on 9 June

THE Northern Care Alliance will be hosting a free talk and tour at The Christie Oldham, on Saturday 9 June 2018 at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

The Christie at Oldham was the first in a unique network of Christie radiotherapy centres, where patients can access first class radiotherapy treatment from Christie experts, closer to home.

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Brand new Lymphoedema Service in North Manchester – Come to the launch day

The new Lymphoedema Service is holding an official launch day on Monday 2 July at The Grange Community Resource Centre, 10am until 3pm. Staff and colleagues are welcome to attend and find out what the new service does and the different treatments available. Light refreshments are provided and there is no need to book, just come along and drop in. For more information contact the team on 0161 861 2441.

North Manchester Community Tissue Viability Service and Leg Ulcer Service has relocated

The North Manchester Community Tissue Viability Service and Leg Ulcer Service relocated on Thursday 3 May from Newton Heath Health Centre to Harpurhey Health Centre. The new address and contact details can be found below:

1 Church Lane



M9 4BE

Telephone: 0161 861 2441

Fax: 0161 205 5860

Celebrate World Children’s Day with Messy Play!

SPOONS neonatal family support is holding a Messy Play Day on Saturday 2 June between 2pm and 4pm at Hopwood Hall Sports Arena. Tickets are £5 per child. Email for more details.

Take part in our Diagnostic Improvement Group primary care survey

One year ago we conducted a primary care survey via Survey Monkey to obtain the views of our GP colleagues with regards to the improvement work we have been doing around diagnostics, and how this has impacted them. We are now running our follow up survey to assess further impact. Please take the taime to complete this survey and help us to improve, it should only take five minutes. 

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Research Awareness and Engagement Event

06 June 2018 from 17:00 to 20:00  

Location Oldham
Venue Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital, OL1 2
Category Foundation Trust Events

An introduction to clinical research at the Oldham Care Organisation.

Cost Free
Contact Simon Kaye
Phone 0161 656 1160


Christie's Oldham - Talk & Tour

09 June 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00  

Venue The Christie Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital
Contact Angela Greenwood
Phone 01706 517302


Oasis Dementia Unit - Talk & Tour

13 June 2018 from 14:00 to 15:00  

Venue Oasis Unit, Rochdale Infirmary

A talk and tour of the Oasis Dementia Unit at Rochdale Infirmary and opportunity to speak to staff on the unit about dementia and the service provided.

Contact Angela Greenwood
Phone 01706 517302


NHS 70 Event - Salford *(not yet confirmed)

05 July 2018 from 11:00 to 12:00  

Location Salford
Venue Lecture Theatre, Mayo Building, Salford Royal
Phone 0161 206 3133


NHS 70 Event - Oldham *(not yet confirmed)

05 July 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00  

Location Oldham
Venue Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital, OL1 2
Phone 0161 206 3133

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