Our Achievements

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This is the place where benchmarks are set

A place that aims high and dreams big. We believe that if we put our mind to it, anything is possible. And, we’re constantly striving to be bigger and better. To do more and improve ourselves every day. We’re proud to have achieved the following so far…

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) has rated all stroke services at the Northern Care Alliance with an ‘A’ star rating.

Salford Care Organisation is a Global Digital Exemplar site and Bury & Rochdale and Oldham Care Organisations are GDE Fast follower sites.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group topped the England research table in 2019.

In 2019, the Northern Care Alliance was awarded the Internal Audit Award by the CIPFA Public Finance Awards.

Oldham Care Organisation achieved silver position at the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year awards, 2019.

Salford Care Organisation was named a finalist in three awards, including: Digitising Patient Services Initiative, System Leadership Initiative of the Year and Acute Sector Innovation of the Year at the Health Service Journal Awards, 2019.

The Northern Care Alliance won under the category of: ‘We Improve our Services’ at the HPMA North West Awards, 2019.

The Northern Care Alliance were named as finalist in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2019: ‘Best Recruitment Experience.’

Salford Care Organisations Pharmacy Department reflects the very best in people management excellence by retaining the ‘Investors in People’ accreditation for three years running

Salford Care Organisation and Salford City Council’s children’s services have become the first in the North West to achieve joint Unicef gold accreditation for baby friendly standards

In 2019, the Salford Polycystic Kidney Disease Multidisciplinary Clinic Pharmacy Led drug education and management project won in the HSJ Value Awards Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation category.

This year, Oldham Care Organisation has been shortlisted for a HSJ award under the category ‘Recognising Safety, Culture and Experience in Patient Care’. This is in recognition of Oldham’s work to improve staff experience and patient safety through a new ‘Kindness Collaborative’. The collaborative, recently recognised positively by the CQC, is now being introduced within our other NCA Care Organisations and other NHS Trusts throughout the country.

This is the place where our staff achievements are recognised


This is the place where our staff achievements are recognised

We pride ourselves in recognising the achievements of our staff and volunteers when they go above and beyond in their role. That’s why each year we hold an NCA Staff Award Ceremony to formally recognise outstanding contributions to services and patient care across the Northern Care Alliance. Every year we have a brilliant night of food, dancing and celebrations. Could you be joining us for the next event?

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