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The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). The Trust delivers healthcare excellence to over one million people across Salford, Oldham, Rochdale and Bury. With a dedicated team consists of 19,500 members, the hospitals also provide specialist services to patients from Greater Manchester and beyond, intending to deliver consistently high standards of care to them all.
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group contains four Care Organisations, which are;

Salford Royal: Salford Royal was the first hospital in the north of England to achieve the highest rating of Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. It’s now the major trauma centre for Greater Manchester and the hub site for high-risk emergency general surgery for Salford, Bolton and Wigan.

The Royal Oldham Hospital: The Royal Oldham Hospital is located close to Oldham town centre, 8 miles northeast of Manchester. The hospital has a fully equipped accident and emergency department and offers a comprehensive range of acute and general surgical services, including vascular surgery. The site also provides clinical haematology and gynaecological services to patients in North Manchester. 

Rochdale Infirmary: Rochdale Infirmary is the smallest hospital run by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. It is situated close to Rochdale town centre and lies 14 miles northeast of Manchester. 
The hospital provides a wide range of services, including: 

  • 24/7 Urgent Care Centre (UCC)

  • Short-stay inpatient Clinical Assessment Unit 

  • Oasis unit for acute medical patients with dementia 

  • Day surgery 

  • Specialist Pennine Rheumatology Centre 

  • X-ray and blood testing 

  • Antenatal services 

  • Early pregnancy unit 

  • Outpatient clinics 

  • New specialist Eye Unit


Fairfield General Hospital in Bury 

Fairfield General Hospital is the third-largest hospital run by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. It is located 2 miles from the centre of Bury and 10.5 miles north of Manchester. 
The hospital is the only remaining hospital in Bury and is one of three primary stroke units in Greater Manchester. It is also the central site for elective surgery in the North Manchester area.


A place with a proud past and a progressive future Greater Manchester is known for originality and invention. It is a place that has always been confident, creative and full of character. Greater Manchester is the heart industrial revolution, also where the cooperative movement began, where the computer was created and was the home of the suffragettes. In the current era, Greater Manchester is considered as one of the perfect places to live and work in the UK. Here’s a brief taste of what you can expect:


You will definitely feel the character of the place, though it is invisible. Greater Manchester is known for its charm, energy and warmth. It’s no coincidence that Manchester has been voted one of the ten friendliest cities in the world by Rough Guides readers.

Traditional English Village


House prices are significantly lower than other prominent cities of England. Moreover, the property market is booming in Manchester and Greater Manchester. It is a place where you can live with all the attractions of shopping, eating, nightlife, etc., on your doorstep.


Wherever you are in Greater Manchester, you’re not too far away from a cycle lane, bus or tram stop, train station, motorway or airport. The coast and the countryside are around an hour away by car. London is a two-hour train ride away, and you could even fly to Barcelona in 2.5 hours.

Inside of a Bus

Eating and drinking 

Manchester is the melting pot of world cuisines that suit the budget. The city has the biggest Chinatown in the UK outside of London and Rusholme. You can see a diverse mix of dining options in the city centre. 


Greater Manchester is the right spot for shopping lovers. Market Street is a fabulous destination for any shopping trip and the place where you can access the famous Arndale Centre. Nearby Exchange Square is home to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, while you’ll find designer boutiques at Spinningfields and plenty of quirky independents in the Northern Quarter. And only a short bus ride or drive away is the Trafford Centre, the second largest shopping centre in the UK.



The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is where the difference is you. NCA is a place where effort, hard work and talent are recognised, and everyone receives the rewards they deserve.
The following are only some of the reasons why you’ll love working here:

  • Generous holidays of 27 days per year (plus bank holidays), rising to 29 after five years NHS service and rising again to 33 after 10 years’ service

  • Excellent NHS Pension package, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government.

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Flexible retirement scheme, including retirement and return opportunities

  • Onsite Nurseries

  • Long Service Awards

  • Annual Staff Achievement Awards

  • Special discounts on products and services via Health Service Discounts and Blue Light Card

  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours, shift and on-call working.

  • 24-hour Library Service

  • A mix of offsite and onsite accommodation

  • Variety of discounts from local attractions and businesses.

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