Entries by Oldham Cares

Visitors from across the world learn from Oldham health services

Health professionals from Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand visited services in Oldham to learn more about how our local NHS services are delivered. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local GPs, hosted the international delegates who were visiting the borough as part of a […]

Oldham care team shortlisted for top national nursing award

The Oldham Rapid Community Assessment Team (ORCAT) has been shortlisted for a national Nursing Times award for the work it does to treat patients at home instead of in hospital. The team is hosted by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and is made up of health, social care and third sector professionals. The team works […]

Oldham pensioner’s thanks for social support

An Oldham pensioner has thanked a new health and social care partnership for helping him improve his quality of life. Graham Williams, 78, has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which has led to regular trips to hospital. He had also become socially isolated following the death of his mother several years ago and hospital staff recognised […]

New Oldham team helps to get people home from hospital

Oldham residents will be supported to return home from hospital quickly and safely, thanks to a new team of health, social care and third sector professionals. The Oldham Rapid Community Assessment Team works closely with colleagues at The Royal Oldham Hospital, including those in the A&E department, to react quickly and prevent people from being […]

A healthier You

Did you know that most ill health is caused by lifestyle choices? Too many of us don’t exercise enough (or at all!), drink too much alcohol, smoke cigarettes and have poor diet and nutrition. It’s often hard to break old habits, but small changes can make a big difference. Little decisions to change your lifestyle […]

Sign up to the Health Huddle

If you’re interested in taking part in the Oldham Cares journey it’s easy to get involved, by joining our Health Huddle. You’ll be able to give as little, or as much time as you like to the programme, and you can choose the activities you want to take part in. We offer opportunities such as: […]

A new approach to health and social care

We are on a journey to achieve the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of the population of Oldham by 2020. We’d love you to join us… Oldham Cares isn’t another organisation. It’s a different way of working. It’s about joining up the gaps between our health and social care systems […]