Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust operates Salford Royal Hospital. It is one of the top performing trusts in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4] The trust is currently under the leadership of chair Jim Potter and chief executive Raj Jain.

In December 2017 it was announced that the Trust was to form a new healthcare organisation by combining with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The new organisation, to be called the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group will have 17,000 staff, and a combined operating budget of £1.3bn covering Oldham, Bury and Rochdale, Salford and North Manchester.[5]


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It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 6,219 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 4.42%. 87% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 71% recommended it as a place to work.[6] After an inspection in August 2015 the trust was one of only three in England rated "outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission.[7] It was rated as having the highest index of digital maturity of any organisation in the English NHS in April 2016.[8]

Raj Jain is the Group Chief Executive, taking over from Sir David Dalton in April 2019.

In July 2016 it is to initiate an integrated care organisation which will include 440 adult social care staff transferred from the City of Salford. It will manage social care. Mental health services will be provided by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust but Salford will manage the contract. It is hoped that this will deliver £36 million a year in savings by 2021, largely by reducing hospital admissions, cutting management costs and removing duplication.[9]

In September 2016, the trust was selected by NHS England as one of twelve Global Digital Exemplars.[10] It uses an Allscripts electronic patient record system which is being adopted by other NHS organisations nearby.[11] It plans to move its electronic patient records on to Microsoft Azure by March 2018.[12]

In 2019 it established a 10 year partnership deal with Hitachi Consulting to set up a digital control centre which “will be able to better match patient and service user individual needs to available resources so that waste and waiting is minimised” at a cost of £25 million. [13]

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  1. ^ "Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is awarded Outstanding rating by Chief Inspector of Hospitals".
  2. ^ "Hospital trust rated 'outstanding'". BBC News. 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "What makes Salford Royal Hospital 'outstanding'". ITV News.
  4. ^ Ankers, Wayne (28 March 2015). "David Cameron visits 'outstanding' Salford Royal to promise seven-day NHS". Manchester Evening News.
  5. ^ "Greater Manchester trusts come together to form £1.3bn healthcare organisation". National Health Executive. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  6. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  7. ^ "St Helens Hospital rated 'outstanding' by Care Quality Commission". BBC News. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  8. ^ "First digital maturity index scores in full". Health Service Journal. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Hundreds of council staff to transfer to vanguard trust". Health Service Journal. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  10. ^ "New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS". Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Trusts look to Salford for electronic patient record system". Health Service Journal. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  12. ^ "'Exemplar' trust first to move patient records to the cloud". Health Service Journal. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Leading trust strikes £25m deal for 'digital control centre'". Health Service Journal. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.


  • Cooper, Glynis (2005), Salford: An Illustrated History, The Breedon Books Publishing Company, ISBN 1-85983-455-8

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