Watch some of our NCA family share their stories of how we have continued to save and improve lives throughout the pandemic
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Discover a place where ambitions burn brighter, and career opportunities are there for the taking. Where hearts and minds combine to improve lives and save lives. Discover a place where every day is a whirlwind of passion, challenges and immense pride in each action and interaction. Welcome to The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation. Because, this is that place.
This is the place where we care passionately about what we do
This is the place where we care passionately about what we do
Meet The Team
Our people, their stories
I joined Children’s Outpatients after having my first child; I needed a job which promised a good work-life balance and Salford had everything I was looking for. Since starting in the department in 2013, I quickly learnt new skills, ran nurse-led clinics and helped manage a case load of patients. I was making so much progress with my development that in 2018 I was promoted to a Band 6 Sister.
Today I still work in Children’s Outpatients because it has everything I need from a career. I still have the same work-life balance and the support I receive from senior managers is the best. It’s clear that the Northern Care Alliance really do everything they can to look after their staff.
Research & Innovation Support Officer
I graduated in 2016 with a degree in Biomedical Science, and knew that research was something I really wanted to be involved in. When I saw the job of Administrator in the Research Management & Support team being advertised, I knew I had to apply. I joined in December 2017. A year later I was given the opportunity to apply for a promotion to Research & Innovation Support Officer. I was successful and began in January 2019.
From day one I’ve been encouraged to attend courses and events to develop my research understanding. I recently became the Business Intelligence Champion for the NCA and attend regular meetings with Trusts across Greater Manchester. I’ve also started line managing and was blown away by the support and guidance offered to me by my colleagues.
Pharmacy Operational Services Manager
I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001 and joined Salford Care Organisation as a pre-registration pharmacy graduate. I chose Salford in particular, as I was keen to work in hospital pharmacy and was aware of the impressive reputation it has as a teaching hospital.
Being able to work closely with staff from a range of different specialties and backgrounds within pharmacy is something I love. As we’re now part of the NCA, I’m looking forward to more exciting opportunities for career development across the group over the next few years. I also have an interest in Quality Improvement and know that the NCA invests heavily in this area to improve patient care.
Occupational Therapy Advanced Practitioner
I started my career at Salford Care Organisation as a newly qualified Occupational Therapist in 2001. I work alongside physiotherapy colleagues in leading outpatient therapy services and I love getting to know our patients and working with them to identify and make changes that will improve their quality of life. I remain very proud to work at Salford and believe there’s never been better opportunities for, and recognition of, all that the Allied Health Professions have to offer in the advancement of Heath Care services.
I chose to work here because, as a large teaching hospital, it offered fantastic learning and development opportunities. I’ve completed a number of courses and qualifications over the years with the support and encouragement of the Trust. It’s helped my role to evolve and kept work interesting and enjoyable for me.
Trainee Biomedical Scientist
I joined Wigan hospital as a band 2 Medical Laboratory assistant in 2014. From day one I was impressed by the supportive management and the opportunities available to progress and develop my career.
Not long after joining, I was encouraged to apply for a band 4, degree apprenticeship job. This is fully funded, with training, for 3 years. And, I’m proud to say that in 2017, I was the first apprentice to work towards a Biomedical Science degree at Salford university. In early 2020 I secured my role as a trainee Biomedical Scientist. I’ll qualify later this year and will then work on my specialist portfolio to achieve a band 6 position.
I’ve been helped at every step with good support from my managers and their constant encouragement has enabled me to believe I could succeed.
I applied to work at Oldham Care Organisation as a physiotherapist in 2016, as I found the vast range of specialities and rotational posts attractive.
My rotations included trauma and orthopaedics, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology and general medicine. On each one I developed my autonomy through increasing clinical experience, assessing and treating patients with a variety of conditions and helping them to recover from surgery and return to normal daily functions, whilst working towards a timely discharge alongside the wider multidisciplinary teams.
I love being part of a great team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and the wider team that all work together, to save and improve the quality of our patients’ lives.
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31 JAN | @NCASCOChildrens
A fantastic morning showcasing the fabulous work undertaken by the 0-19 Children’s Service at the NCA Chief Nurse Roadshow today. Thanks Heather for the opportunity. @NCAlliance_NHS @SalfordCO_NHS
30 JAN | @amie_EDucator
As a clinically based educator, nothing excites me more than finally getting our own designated space away from the ED pressures for training. Exciting times for @fghedteam @MaryFos88562196 @ritshet @KatydearKate @Julienewton1002 @lisamforshaw67 @BuryCO_NHS #clinicalskills
27 JAN | @NCA_Volunteers
Thoroughly well deserved award for one of our longest serving and brilliant volunteer. Well done George & well done to @RochdaleCO_NHS . Volunteer of the Year runners up – Gill Morrell and Wendy Holmes. Part of a great Rochdale Infirmary team.
25 JAN | @OldhamCO_NHS
Welcome to our new reception team at the #Oldham Community Diagnostic Centre. Shout out to all our patients for their wonderful feedback about our colleagues and facilities since opening. #TeamOldham #CDC @AllianceMedica1
27 JAN | Oldham Care Organisation
How lovely is this gesture from our Ward F8 team and our Healthcare Assistant Christine?
After chatting with one patient due to be discharged home Christine discovered it was the patient’s birthday. The patient had no family and her next of kin are her carers.
The ward decided to get the patient a birthday card and cake to mark the occasion. The patient was thrilled and it made her day. She was later discharged home with the biggest smile on her face.
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