Useful Links

The Trust works in partnership with other NHS Trusts in the region, Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England and the Department of Health to ensure the provision of high quality services.

We also work closely with Bolton Council to provide a smooth transition of care for patients who require ongoing care in the community. We have strong links with a number of charities, voluntary services and independent organisations who help support the running of some of our services.

Please find below a list of links to websites for some of the organisations we work in partnership with and others which you might find useful.


Department of Health
Public Health, Adult Social Care and the NHS


Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group 
Working with you to improve the health and well being of Bolton residents.


NHS England North
The aim of our website is to give you information about the role of our organisation and our vision for health care in the North West.


Health and Social Care Information Centre


AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance) 
We are members of AQuA (the Advancing Quality Alliance) – the North West’s improvement agency – which aims to promote best quality care across the region.


National Institute of Clinical Excellence
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.


North West Ambulance Service
This website is designed to provide a range of information about the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and its role within the community it serves.


Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
On 1st February 2008 the Trust formerly known as Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust gained Foundation status and with it changed its name to Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Some of their services are based on the Royal Bolton Hospital site.


Greater Manchester Cancer
Greater Manchester Cancer is the cancer programme of Greater Manchester’s devolved health and social care system. Greater Manchester Cancer has a broad focus, from prevention and early diagnosis to living with and beyond cancer and end of life care. The programme includes, among other things, the work of the Pathway Boards that were set up through Manchester Cancer and the work taking place in the Greater Manchester as part of the national cancer vanguard.


Bolton Hospice
Bolton Hospice provides free specialist palliative care services to people facing cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.


National Blood Service
Website for England and North Wales
National Blood Service is part of NHS Blood and Transplant.


UK Transplant
Give the gift of life. Join the NHS Organ Donor Register.


NHS Choices – Health A-Z
Hundreds of conditions explained.


NHS Confederation – Acronym buster
Use this comprehensive acronym buster to make sense of the many acronyms used in the NHS.


Bolton Council – Care, Health and Advice


Healthwatch England is the new, independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. Our job is to argue for the consumer interest of all those who use health and social care services.

Healthwatch Bolton can be reached on 01204 394603, (previously Bolton LINk contact number), and will initially continue to work from the LINk offices at 22 Chorley New Road Bolton BL1 4QR.

Healthwatch Bolton are currently developing their web-site and establishing their local email addresses. This information should be in place by 5th April 2013.


Bolton Community and Voluntary Services
Bolton CVS is a charitable company which exists to support voluntary and community organisations and positively promote voluntary action in Bolton.


Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police, Fighting Crime, Protecting People


Bolton Care Record
Working to improve outcomes for the public, provide better value for money, and be more sustainable. Health and social care services working together to meet individuals’ needs resulting in better quality care for the people of Bolton.