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Oldham-based national health campaigner Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE has broadly welcomed Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce a sugar tax and ad ban on junk food.
Date Published 27/07/2020
This Stoptober, smokers in England are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier ahead of flu season by joining over two million...
Date Published 22/09/2020
During Organ Donation Week (today, September 7 to 13), NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people...
Date Published 08/09/2020
Patients, NHS trusts and local research teams across the Greater Manchester region have contributed important data to new global research which shows that corticosteroids can...
Date Published 02/09/2020
Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) have confirmed that, despite an increase in lockdown measures in the Oldham area, its leisure centres are permitted to remain open. Although the...
Date Published 25/08/2020
A new service which aims to reduce overcrowding and risk of transmitting COVID-19 in hospital emergency departments will be rolled out across the North West in time for winter.
Date Published 19/08/2020
Three Northern Care Alliance NHS Group teams - including one from Oldham - are celebrating after achieving SCAPE accreditation.
Date Published 07/08/2020
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and its partners are celebrating a major milestone in its plans to provide the Royal Oldham Hospital with a £28million extension.
A group of warm-hearted fitness fanatics from the Oldham Children's Community Nursing Team based at the Integrated Care Centre on New Radcliffe Street have raised more than £2,000...
Date Published 03/08/2020
Scientists trying to combat coronavirus are urging people in Oldham to share their experiences of living with disease in their community following the recent spike in cases.
Date Published 31/07/2020
Patients need to stop rocking up at GP surgeries with possible coronavirus symptoms and rolling out excuses as to why they won’t self-isolate.
Date Published 24/03/2020
An Oldham-based service, leading the way in transforming care for children, young people and their families has been accredited with UNICEF Baby Friendly Award - for the second...
Date Published 16/03/2020
An Oldham doctor has warned that unless thorough handwashing and checking – in the way school children used to be examined by dinner ladies – is brought back, then Britain will...
Date Published 09/03/2020
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to find out the facts about organ donation and the upcoming law change, which is due to come into effect in England from later this...
Date Published 22/02/2020
Humankind is sleepwalking into a health catastrophe that could cost countless lives.
Date Published 28/11/2019
Six children are being rushed to hospital with pneumonia every hour in England, a report by two leading children’s agencies has revealed.
Date Published 12/11/2019
Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile information and support bus is coming to Oldham.
Date Published 11/11/2019
The Oldham Evening Chronicle took to the first ever GLAMOUR beauty festival in Manchester over the weekend (2nd Nov) that proved a huge success for makeup connoisseurs across the...
Date Published 05/11/2019
The upcoming GLAMOUR Beauty Festival which is making its debut in Manchester will take place between Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November 2019.
Date Published 28/10/2019
Rumours that flu jabs cause illness are giving medics the needle and risking the lives of the young and the old – warns Oldham medic, Dr Zahid Chauhan.
Date Published 22/10/2019
An NHS eye clinic could soon begin treating patients in the car park of an Oldham DIY store.
Date Published 02/08/2019
‘The Shop @ The Royal’ at Royal Oldham Hospital has been doing their bit for local cancer charity Maggie’s.
With temperatures set to get even hotter tomorrow (Thursday), Highways England are issuing advice to drivers and St John Ambulance is sharing some simple, but potentially...
Date Published 24/07/2019
A major new initiative has been launched, placing international surgical trainees into posts throughout the UK’s NHS Trusts and Boards – with the North West set to benefit.
An Oldham based doctor, James Bluett, has developed a new blood test which could help local rheumatoid arthritis patients to better manage their illness by keeping to their...
Date Published 20/06/2019
Town hall chiefs are calling on The Royal Oldham Hospital to recognise IVF pioneer Jean Purdy after it emerged her name was omitted from three plaques on display there.
Date Published 18/06/2019
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is celebrating the success of a health and wellbeing initiative which has reached thousands of patients across the North West in the last 18...
Date Published 13/06/2019
Oldham is setting out a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of residents through the launch of the ground-breaking Oldham Health Check.
The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free open day and behind the scenes tour of The Christie at Oldham.
Date Published 30/05/2019
Oldham’s Stroke Recovery Service Review has achieved the highest Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) score in the country, after an appraisal covering 96% of all...
Oldham Council is encouraging residents to do their bit and take part in National Smile Month (Monday 13th May and Thursday 13th June).
Date Published 16/05/2019
Men and women in Oldham are being encouraged to get a free health check with the arrival of a mobile liver screening roadshow.
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has backed an Alzheimer's Society report calling for a new £2.4bn Dementia Fund, by tabling a cross-party parliamentary Early Day...
Date Published 08/05/2019
NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding borough residents to plan and order repeat prescriptions in good time over easter, check local...
Date Published 10/04/2019
A nurse from Bolton and Oldham’s top health and care officer are among members of the new NHS Assembly, that will support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Considering the wellbeing of loved ones is always at the forefront of our minds and live-in care ensures 24/7 support within the comfort of your own home.
Date Published 27/03/2019
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in males in the UK (Cancer Research UK). Unfortunately, 40% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage which can...
Date Published 26/03/2019
We are always being told that, as a society, we are all getting more overweight and it should be something we take control of, but how?
Date Published 25/03/2019
Care leavers will be exempt from Council Tax until the age of 25 under a new proposal going before Oldham Council’s cabinet on Monday night.
Date Published 22/03/2019
People in Oldham are being asked to give their views on the recommendation by NHS England to change how some medicines are routinely prescribed.
Date Published 05/03/2019
The Royal Oldham Hospital is asking patients who are unable to attend their hospital appointment to do the right thing; cancel or rearrange it and free up the slot for other...
Date Published 27/02/2019
Future Directions CIC has won two national Skills for Care Accolades and picked up their trophies from TV dance star Anton Du Beke.
Date Published 07/02/2019
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group - which oversees the Royal Oldham Hospital - have announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.
Date Published 29/01/2019
The hospitals that make up the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT) are to be split between two different NHS Foundation Trusts.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in Oldham to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.
Date Published 10/01/2019
With almost 20 gyms across Oldham expecting to welcome new members this month, TV Licensing is reminding fitness clubs owners to check if they are correctly licensed for the year...
An Oldham stroke group is encouraging new members to join them, as they move to a new venue to help local stroke survivors on the road to recovery.
Date Published 09/01/2019
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is proud to announce that Grace’s Place, its new children’s hospice in Radcliffe, Bury, is now open and offering care and support services to...
Free cancer advice and support is coming to Oldham next Monday (January 14) at Albion Street, OL1 3BG, between 10am and 5pm.
Date Published 07/01/2019
People in Oldham are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, which supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families through its hospice, Grace’s Place, across Oldham, Bury and Rochdale,...
Date Published 03/01/2019
Choosing the right care for you and your family is an important part of everyone’s healthcare routine this winter, according to Oldham’s Chief Clinical Commissioning Officer, and...
As Slimming World enters its 50th year, two Consultants from Oldham are celebrating half a century of success for the organisation by meeting TV personality and presenter Rylan...
Date Published 28/12/2018
Men and women across Greater Manchester are being invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s latest campaign, Walk All Over Cancer.
Date Published 27/12/2018
A hot rod car club brought a load of festive cheer to the Royal Oldham Hospital, when they roared into the hospital grounds laden with Christmas gifts for the children currently...
Date Published 24/12/2018
A Failsworth GP surgery that makes monthly phone calls to the over-75s, and even organises Christmas parties and gifts for them, has been given a ringing endorsement.
A brand new young people’s mental health research unit has launched in Greater Manchester.
Date Published 21/12/2018
Making sure you take the right medication at the right time is vital and part of your pathway to continuing good health and independence.
Date Published 20/12/2018
The Primrose Knit and Knatter group in Oldham was established 18 months ago by a group of local ladies.
A fantastic new sensory space has been officially opened by the Mayor of Oldham, Cllr Javid Iqbal, in the Children’s A&E Department at the Royal Oldham Hospital, thanks to grant...
Former Crompton House School pupil Molly Howarth has been delighted to help promote a revolutionary new cancer treatment in the UK because when she needed proton beam therapy, it...
Date Published 19/12/2018
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