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By choosing the Northern Care Alliance, you will be joining one of the largest NHS Organisations in the UK with a strong reputation for clinical excellence. Our unrivalled scale, size and scope of opportunities, means we can offer exciting and rewarding career paths across a wide range of specialities. We’re best known for our cardiology and award-winning stroke and intermediate care services. But did you know we’re also a leading Major Trauma Centre, tertiary centre for neurosurgery and home to the only breast care unit in the North West. With over 65 specialities, we are proud to offer a greater diversity of services compared to many other NHS trusts in the region.
From foundation training to specialty training and consultant roles, we have well-defined opportunities for doctors to advance their careers within our trust. This includes access to specialised training programmes, clinical leadership development, and quality improvement opportunities. We are very passionate about providing long term stability and room for professional growth and encourage medical colleagues to acquire new skills and follow academic pursuits.
Research and Development
At the NCA, you will have opportunities to participate in research studies, collaborate with academic institutions and research centres, and stay up to date with the latest advancements in your respective field. The NCA’s focus on research and innovation not only benefits patients but also provides doctors with a stimulating and intellectually rewarding work environment. It encourages doctors to continuously learn, develop new skills, and contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge. This commitment to research and innovation sets us apart as an organisation that embraces evidence-based practice and strives to push the boundaries of healthcare delivery.
Health and Wellbeing
We recognise the unique challenges and demands faced by doctors in the NHS. Our S.C.A.R.F wrap-around programme of support looks after all aspects of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing and makes it easier for colleagues to find and access practical resources and information. This encompasses a range of support services which can be tailored to specifically to the needs of our medical professionals. Included in this package is access to a dedicated Employee Assistance Programme, providing confidential counselling and mental health support to address the unique stressors of the medical profession. Our Occupational Health Services offer regular health assessments, vaccinations, and specialised support for managing work-related health issues. We also provide a variety of wellbeing initiatives, including workshops on stress management, resilience, and work-life balance, as well as access to online resources and mindfulness training. Furthermore, our flexible working options allow doctors to have greater control over their schedules, with opportunities for part-time work and flexible hours.
Diverse Patient Population
Greater Manchester is a multicultural and diverse region, with a rich mix of communities and cultures. Doctors who enjoy working with diverse patient populations can find fulfilment in providing healthcare services to people from various backgrounds. This diversity can also offer unique learning experiences and broaden perspectives, as a large portion of our patient population experience high health inequalities.
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