An Oldham-based healthcare provider has been bought by a national leader in physical and mental wellness.

Pennine MSK Partnership specialises in bone and muscle tissues, and its team of around 90 clinical staff is commissioned to provide NHS services at several sites in and around the borough.

Founded in 2006, the healthcare provider has been bought by Vita Health Group as the group seeks to expand upon its own provision of NHS services across the country.

Pennine MSK Partnership continues to operate as normal, with Vita assuring there is no impact on patients.

Ruth Holden, director of HR and operations at Pennine MSK Partnership, said: “We are looking forward to working with Vita Health Group. 

"The support and infrastructure Vita brings will ensure that the NHS services we provide to the patients of Oldham continue to deliver high-quality outcomes."

And Derrick Farrell, chief executive of Vita Health Group, added: “We are absolutely delighted to join forces with Pennine MSK Partnership. 

"We have long admired their high-quality operating model and patient outcomes and look forward to further developing this exceptional service over the coming months."