At Rochdale Health Alliance (RHA), we take immense pride in our mission to empower healthcare professionals through training, education, and workforce development. Since our establishment in 2016 by GP practices across the Rochdale Borough, we've been dedicated to reshaping the landscape of primary care.
Our vision is rooted in collaboration, working closely with our members, partners, and stakeholders to enhance care and health outcomes for our patients while ensuring the sustainability of local primary care practices. With 31 member practices spanning Heywood, Middleton, and Rochdale, we stand at the forefront of our integrated healthcare system. Our dedicated team is always at hand, offering invaluable support in areas ranging from finance and HR to communications and strategy. We believe that by strengthening our members, we elevate the quality of healthcare in our community.
Our Heywood, Middleton, and Rochdale Primary Care Academy play a pivotal role in nurturing the primary care workforce. This, in turn, ensures that our community benefits from well-trained and motivated healthcare professionals. We understand that the backbone of a robust healthcare system lies in its workforce, and that's why we are committed to the development of the staff involved in the healthcare industry.
One of the hallmarks that sets us apart is our commitment to accessible healthcare. We offer services like same-day GP appointments and enhanced access outside standard practice hours, addressing the evolving needs of our patients. This flexibility has been a lifeline for our community, particularly during challenging times - especially with the COVID outbreak, where we were committed to helping the vital vaccination rollouts, at speed and scale; to protect the community that we serve.
Our adaptability is a source of pride. Over the past seven years, we've navigated numerous national and local changes in healthcare, ensuring that we continue to grow and deliver on our commitments. It's a testament to our resilience and unwavering dedication - our experienced team and knowledge in key areas have allowed us to adapt to any unforeseen circumstances and ensured we are able to plan for the future to develop our services and offerings.
If you're a healthcare professional or aspire to be one, or even just on the hunt for employment but have not considered primary care; we urge you to explore our employability programs. By doing so, you'll not only enhance your skills but also become an integral part of our ongoing transformation and be a force for good in the community you live in. Together, we can revolutionise primary care for the better. Visit our website today to learn more about our offerings and how you can be a part of this transformative journey, and nurture an amazing career in healthcare - whether you had planned to or not.