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Monday 17 June 2019
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Newly formed NHS Group to hold first ‘Annual Members’ and Public Meeting’ in Salford

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and runs hospitals and community healthcare services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester, is holding its first joint Annual Members’ and Public Meeting on Monday 8 October 2018.

The general public, patients and service users, Trust members and staff are all welcome to attend the meeting, which takes place from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, in the Humphrey Booth Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Mayo Building, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD. A light supper will be available from 5.30pm.


At the meeting, the Annual Reports and Accounts for both Trusts for the year 2017/18 will be presented, along with an overview of plans for the year ahead, presented by the Group Chief Executive, Sir David Dalton, and Group Chairman, Mr Jim Potter.


During the meeting the Annual Report and Financial Accounts will be presented for formal adoption. The work of the Group Council of Governors will also be showcased and there will be a chance for people to put questions to the Group Board of Directors.


Jim Potter, Group Chairman for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, said:


“Our first ever Joint Annual Members’ and Public Meeting for the Northern Care Alliance is an opportunity for our Governors, members and the public from the communities we serve to come along and hear about the wonderful work our staff are doing, the excellent patient care we provide and what the future holds for our new group of hospitals and healthcare services.


“This year we have been delighted and extremely proud to receive the positive CQC inspection reports and results for Salford Royal and Pennine Acute following their formal inspections, where Salford maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating and Pennine Acute showed significant improvements, with 70% of services now rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ We would love to update our local residents and hear your opinions about our exciting plans for the future and what you think we should be focussing on, so do please come along.”


The collaboration between Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Trust started in April 2016 when Salford Royal agreed to provide leadership and operational support to Pennine Acute. This arrangement paved the way for the creation of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA).


The Northern Care Alliance brings together Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and with an operating budget of £1.3bn serves a population of over 1 million people under a new Group arrangement of hospitals and community healthcare service across Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.



Top 10 facts – Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

Last year (2017/18) the Northern Care Alliance through its hospitals and community services:

  1. Spent over £1.3bn (about £3.7m per day) on providing healthcare services for local people
  2. Employed over 17,500 members of staff
  3. Employed 5,000 nurses/midwives and 1,400 doctors
  4. Invested £33.6m in capital programmes and in maintaining and improving the physical estate and on smaller projects to develop frontline clinical services
  5. Spent £8.1m on IT, medical and scientific equipment incl. new MR scanner & audiology system
  6. Saw 460,968 Type 1, 2 and 3 A&E (urgent care) cases
  7. Saw 1,952,247 outpatient clinic appointments  (approx. 4,000 per day)
  8. Saw 225,913 total inpatients (incl. approx. 550 inpatient and day case operations per day)
  9. Saw 120,462 day cases
  10. Help women deliver 8,711 babies

The Annual Reports and Financial Accounts for 2017/18 will be made available after the meeting on the SRFT and Pennine Trust websites as digital downloads.

Anyone who would like to attend should contact the Membership Team and stating if they have any additional requirements, such as special communication, dietary, access or information requirements. Please email membership@srft.nhs.uk or call 0161 206 3133 for more details and to book your place.




In March 2018, the CQC found that following the support of Salford Royal, as part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, a significant number of improvements were well underway across every hospital run by The Pennine Acute Trust since its last inspection in 2016, with 70% of the aspects of the services inspected now rated as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. The CQC raised the Pennine Acute Trust’s CQC rating to Requires Improvement and there are now no longer any services across the Trust’s hospitals that are rated Inadequate.


In August 2018, Salford Royal was again rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. The Trust is the only acute and community Trust in the country to consecutively repeat its Outstanding rating and the first integrated Trust to achieve an Outstanding rating for the ‘Use of Resources’ part of its inspection, as well as being declared Outstanding for being ‘Well-Led’.