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NCA staff member shortlisted for national Inclusive Companies Award

NAHEED Nazir, Group Associate Director Inclusion & Engagement at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has been shortlisted for the Inclusive Companies Awards.

22 October 2019
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New Taskman app launched to speed up patient discharge

A locally-configured task management App has been launched at The Royal Oldham Hospital to support the discharge process of patients through and out of hospital.

16 October 2019
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Your Health Matters launches

‘Your Health Matters’ is our new series of free talks and tours which aims to give members an insight and learn more about various conditions, treatments and services offered at the Northern Care Alliance.

09 October 2019
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019
The Royal Oldham Hospital invites families to join them for Baby Loss Awareness Week Memorial Events

Gynaecology staff and bereavement midwives at The Royal Oldham Hospital will be supporting families to remember the babies taken too soon this Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th – 15th October), with a number of events and activities planned to help families pause, reflect and remember their angel babies.

08 October 2019
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Public invited to attend NCA annual members and public meeting

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting the public to come and join its chairman, chief executive, board of directors and governors, for a joint annual members and public meeting.

04 October 2019
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Neurosurgery event – It’s more than brain surgery!

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s (NCA) next ‘Medicine for Members’ event is a talk on Neurosurgery on Thursday 24 October, 10.00am, at Salford Royal Hospital.

04 October 2019
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Patients and public asked to vote for their healthcare heroes in the Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards

THE shortlist for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s Patients’ Choice award has been officially revealed.

04 October 2019
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Royal Oldham Speech Therapist works with Oldham Athletic to support fans with communication difficulties

A Speech Therapist at The Royal Oldham Hospital has been working in partnership with Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) to support football fans with communication difficulties by designing and introducing a communication symbols page, which will now be a regular feature in their match day programmes.

25 September 2019
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Vascular patients invited to public and patient forum event at The Royal Oldham Hospital

Patients in Greater Manchester are being invited to come along to a Public and Patient Forum event being hosted by the vascular team at The Royal Oldham Hospital, focussing on a range of common vascular conditions.

25 September 2019
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99th Oldham Scouts and Beavers Visit The Royal Oldham Hospital

Scouts and beavers from the 99th Oldham Compass Scouts’ group in Chadderton brought kindness and cheer to patients in The Royal Oldham Hospital when they made a special visit to meet patients and present them with get well soon cards and chocolate.

25 September 2019
Billy's Bay launched in the A&E Department at The Royal Oldham
Billy's Bay launched in the A&E department at The Royal Oldham Hospital

The family of a patient who sadly passed away 9 years ago following a car crash in Royton, Oldham have given back to The Royal Oldham Hospital in a very special way by fundraising over £40,000 to buy life-saving equipment for the hospital’s A&E department.

23 September 2019
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Celebrates Inspirational & Innovative Women

Eleven pioneering women working across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group have been highlighted by the Northern Health Science Alliance for making their mark on the world of innovation – particularly in health science. Following a call on social media for nominations, more than 300 inspirational women’s profiles were submitted to Northern Health Science Alliance as part of its #NorthInnovationWomen campaign, which was also part of its work in connection with International Women’s Day.

05 September 2019
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Oldham, Bury & Rochdale, and North Manchester care organisation staff, take to their bikes to support Organ Donation Week

NORTHERN Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) staff from the Oldham, Bury & Rochdale, and North Manchester care organisations, are getting on their bikes to cycle the route that donated organs take from The Royal Oldham Hospital to Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) for life-saving operations as part of the #jointhejourney campaign.

05 September 2019
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Patients asked to nominate their hospital & healthcare heroes in the Northern Care Alliance staff awards

SALFORD Royal, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, North Manchester General Hospital and their community healthcare services are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event.

04 September 2019
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New Chief Officers appointed at Oldham and North Manchester Care Orgs

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has appointed new Chief Officers for two care organisations within the group.

02 September 2019
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NCA’s cutting edge Data Science Team is first of its kind in the North

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has introduced a new cutting edge Data Science Team to help improve patient care, the first team in the North of England, and one of only a handful of teams in the country.

02 September 2019
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A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital achieves SCAPE accreditation

Staff in the A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital are celebrating after achieving SCAPE accreditation.

20 August 2019
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NCA makes NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards finals

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has made the finals of the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards.

09 August 2019
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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.

26 July 2019
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Northern Care Alliance Governor Elections 2019

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

15 July 2019
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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.

12 July 2019
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.

04 July 2019
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.

01 July 2019
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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.

01 July 2019
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New blood testing equipment introduced at NCA

Eight new pieces of blood testing equipment have been introduced in the Radiology, Maxillofacial and Day Services units across the Oldham, Bury & Rochdale and North Manchester Care Organisations at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.

25 June 2019
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SWAN end of life Girlguiding comfort bags recognised by the Queen

Congratulations to Girlguiding Greater Manchester West who work so hard making up comfort bags for relatives staying with our end of life patients in our hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

20 June 2019
Oldham Health Check extends to mental health
Just what the doctor ordered: Ground-breaking Oldham Health Check extends to mental health

Oldham is setting out a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of residents through the launch of the ground-breaking Oldham Health Check.

20 June 2019
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We can all tackle homelessness in Oldham

We can all tackle homelessness in Oldham. By giving a just a little you could help a lot. That’s the message behind Real Change Oldham – a pioneering new initiative aimed at helping people in the borough who are homeless or at risk.

20 June 2019
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Pharmacy Talk – 20th June 2019

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free talk to find out more about the Pharmacy service.

13 June 2019
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NCA chief exec goes back to the floor at Salford Royal for national Volunteers Week

RAJ Jain, chief executive officer at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), has been working shoulder to shoulder with volunteers at Salford Royal Hospital today.

07 June 2019
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Star volunteers recognised at Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester hospitals

TO celebrate national Volunteers Week (1 to 7 June) the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has awarded special Volunteer Star awards to its star volunteers at hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

07 June 2019
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Join Us for Our Christie Open Day and Tour

The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free open day and behind the scenes tour of The Christie at Oldham.

30 May 2019
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Chief exec thanks dedicated staff who have given hearts and souls to 40 years NHS service

THE chief executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), Raj Jain, has thanked 60 staff for hitting the 40 years’ service mark, working at hospitals in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, North Manchester and community services.

29 May 2019
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Chief Nurse makes first gold and silver awards for nursing and midwifery excellence

THE Group Chief Nursing Officer at The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA), Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE, has honoured two nurses and two midwives by awarding them gold and silver awards for excellence.

28 May 2019
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More Greater Manchester mothers in preterm labour now being offered treatment to reduce chance of their baby developing cerebral palsy

Mums-to-be in Greater Manchester are now being offered a new treatment to help reduce the chance of their preterm babies developing cerebral palsy.

24 May 2019
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New digital assessment for Venous Thromboembolis (VTE) to launch at NCA

PATIENTS admitted to hospitals at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester will benefit from improved assessment for suspected blood clots.

23 May 2019
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Chief Nurse leads salute in message to NHS staff recognising nurses and midwives

EVERY year the nursing and midwifery professions are recognised across the country, and the world, for the invaluable role of midwives and nurses based in hospitals and in the community.

09 May 2019
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Northern Care Alliance invests £2.9m in new radiology equipment

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) has invested £2.9 million in new CT and mammography equipment for its radiology department in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

03 May 2019