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In 2016, Greater Manchester took control of our own health and social care £6bn budget so we decide how our money is spent, helping make Greater Manchester a better place to live and work. Since then we have been doing things differently to improve the health and wellbeing of our population and make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to work.
The devolution of our health and social care means we can join up services to work better, and build those services around the individual and the community. It’s giving us the chance to tackle some of the biggest issues affecting our health, in the best way for our ten boroughs. Joining up our health and social care services is such an important part of devolution. It will make these services much more efficient, resulting in better care for everyone in Greater Manchester.
There has never been a more exciting time to become a Greater Manchester nurse.
As a nurse here, you’ll have access to plenty of support too. When you want to start the next phase of your career, or change direction, you can do that here too, without having to relocate. So whether you’re a student, a nurse somewhere else in the UK, or a trained nurse who’s taken time out, you can make a nursing role your own in Greater Manchester.
Please view the map below to find out more about the organisations across Greater Manchester.
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH)
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT)
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
The Independent Care Sector
The University of Manchester
Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL)
University of Bolton
University of Salford
The Trust employs over 5,000 staff and provides healthcare to patients from Salford, Wigan, Bury, and beyond. They also provide care in the community at over 20 health centres and clinics, as well as services such as district and school nursing and intermediate care.
A high-performing integrated care Trust, the headquarters – Royal Bolton Hospital – is one of the area’s major hubs for women’s and children’s services. Acute services are especially well regarded and the Paediatric Department enjoys a reputation for exceptional training.
With an income of £140 million, the Trust cares for a huge area of the North West: 1.3 million residents in total. In practice, most services are delivered outside of hospitals: in patients’ homes, clinics, health centres, GPs, community centres and nearby schools. It also maintains a long-standing partnership with the area’s justice system.
In particular, the Trust is known for its outstanding work integrating services for 0 to 19 year-olds as well as excellent community midwifery, health visiting and family nursing.
The move to providing more care out of hospital and in the community makes General Practice Nursing in the region a rewarding career in Greater Manchester.
A Practice Nurse is often the first person a patient sees when they visit their local GP practice, General Practice nurses see people from birth to old age undertaking holistic care and management for the practice population. They are key in enabling patients with the management of long term conditions such as diabetes, respiratory and heart disease. From public health to palliative care, general practice nursing offers a unique opportunity to build deep and lasting relationships with patients, carers families and communities throughout the life course.
The Trust employs more than 4,750 staff and provides inpatient and community based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the City of Manchester, Salford and Trafford. As well as handling mental health and social care, the Trust offers early intervention, crisis care, rehabilitation and memory clinic community services. Specialist tertiary services range from substance misuse and forensic mental health to healthcare in prisons and secure children’s homes.
One of The Guardian’s top 20 UK Nursing universities in 2018; Manchester Metropolitan University, also won ‘Learner of the Year: Post-registration’ and ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017.
As a leading health, teaching, research and innovation campus there are limitless career opportunities across nine hospitals situated in the heart of Manchester and Trafford.
They offer care across the whole patient pathway providing integrated services with the Manchester Local Care Organisation bringing together primary care, community, social and mental health services. The Trust is home to Royal Manchester Children’s hospital providing specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West. The Manchester Royal Infirmary is a renowned teaching hospital providing secondary and tertiary services including the GM Trauma Centre. St Mary’s Hospital provides the full range of maternity services for local residents as well as specialist Maternity, Gynecology and neonatal services for the region with services also provided from Wythenshawe hospital. The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is one of only two specialist eye hospitals in the country and the Dental hospital offers nationally acclaimed specialist services with career opportunities for specialist dental nursing roles.
The Trust can also boast the first Hospital in the NHS; Trafford General, hosts Manchester Orthopaedic Unit and Specialised Neuro Rehab Centre. Altrincham and Withington hospitals provide outpatient treatment and services.
Situated in the South of Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital provides secondary and tertiary services including the Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit, Burns Centre, the internationally renowned North West Lung Centre, and the Nightingale Centre (Europe’s first purpose-built breast cancer prevention and treatment center).
North West Ambulance Service is one of the largest ambulance services in England, delivering emergency and urgent care services to seven million people across the North-West. Our aim is to make clinical decisions early in the patient journey, and go far beyond the traditional 999 response – providing 111 services, clinical prioritisation and assessment and Patient Transport. We have a number of roles for qualified nurses undertaking roles in our 111 contact centre and our Clinical Hub, utilising both telephone triage skills and we are launching some rotational roles to include face to face patient contact.
The Trust provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. Around 4,000 staff work across the Trust’s sites. Specialising in community physical health, as well as mental health and learning disability services, the Trust serves more than 3.5 million people. The Trust is also partnered with the University of Salford to deliver mental health liaison training across the North West.
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals along with community and social care services to deliver high quality care across the City of Salford and North East of Greater Manchester. Hospitals include Fairfield General and Rochdale Infirmary, North Manchester General Hospital, Royal Oldham Hospital and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Facilities like its new £5 million intermediate care unit complement exceptional services like the highly-praised community neuroscience and stroke teams at Salford Royal and Fairfield General.
Pennine Acute Hospitals
Since starting out in 2002, the Trust has grown into one of the UK’s leading community and mental health services providers. 5,500 professionals now look after 1.3 million people across six of Greater Manchester’s boroughs. They provide care and treatment for a range of physical and mental health conditions throughout people’s lives.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust runs Stepping Hill Hospital and community health services across the area. The hospital’s stroke centre was assessed last year as the best in the country, and is one of only three stroke centres for Greater Manchester. It is also the second largest hospital in this region for orthopaedic surgery, and one of only four ‘specialist’ sites in Greater Manchester for emergency medicine and specialist abdominal surgery. Stepping Hill Hospital treats around 500,000 patients per year, with community services delivered through 24 health centres and in homes. The organisation also runs Devonshire Centre for neuro-rehabilitation, The Meadows palliative care centre and Swanbourne Gardens children’s respite centre in Stockport.
A “Good” rated organisation by the CQC, which provides combined acute and community services to the boroughs of Tameside & Glossop. The Trust employs 3,800 staff across a range of sites, in the foothills of the beautiful Pennines. They provide acute services from the Tameside Hospital site at Ashton-under-Lyne, including accident and emergency and urgent care, medical and surgical care, and obstetric and paediatric services for women, children and babies. They also provide community healthcare services, through a range of health centres and in homes.
The Christie is a national cancer specialist. They serve 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Chester, and 26% of patients are referred from across the UK.
The Trust is renowned as a world pioneer in the care, treatment and research of cancer. As well as their surgical theatres, The Christie is known for the collaborative work of its Haematology and Transplant Unit and Teenage and Young Adult services, a friendly, open culture and a commitment to excellence.
There are many independent care providers across Greater Manchester. Caring for our most vulnerable residents, nursing in this sector offers an essential, and highly rewarding community service. It also offers the chance for nurses to act autonomously and deliver holistic care that is often unattainable elsewhere.
Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, and has the biggest student community. The University is ranked 3rd in the world and 1st in the UK for nursing (QS World University Rankings 2018).
The Trust employees 5,000 staff serving a local population of 320,000, and provide specialist services to a much wider regional, national and international catchment. Those services are run at five main sites: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wrightington Hospital, Leigh Infirmary, Thomas Linacre Centre and Boston House.
Number one in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction (NSS 2017) and second in the UK for Teaching Quality (Teaching Excellence Framework); all of last year’s nursing graduates went on to work in the NHS across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
University of Salford is a friendly, vibrant and pioneering place to study with strong industry partnerships and world class facilities. It was the first university to be accredited by the North West Simulation Education network for their Patient Simulation Suite from (NWSEN). BSc Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing scored 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2017).
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
We formed the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to oversee the devolution of our health and social care services. It is made up of our local NHS organisations and councils, as well as people from NHS England and NHS Improvement, our emergency services, the voluntary sector, Healthwatch and others including the Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Click here to find out more about our partnership and devolution. : www.gmhsc.org.uk