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NEW FINANCIAL YEAR NEW CHALLENGES

April 05, 2004 10:22 AM

April not only marks the start of a new financial year, but also brings new challenges and new opportunities for NHS Greater Glasgow.

Not only are we seeing the dissolution of the Trusts, but the continuation of a major programme of modernisation that brings to Greater Glasgow:

·        Single system working;

·        New modern pay deals for staff;

·        A new consultants' contract;

·        New GP contracts;

·        New Deal for Junior Doctors;

·        century technology.stBrand new buildings and 21

Professor Sir John Arbuthnott, Chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow, said: "This coming year not only offers exciting new opportunities, but presents real challenges to the Health Service.

"This month, the Trusts will no longer be independent management bodies, but will come under the management of the Board, bringing our staff under the one system. This unified approach to working will further strengthen services and help us to continually improve and develop patient care."

Sir John revealed that other changes include the introduction of new GPs out-of-hours contracts, the new consultants' contracts and New Deal for Junior Doctors.

He said: "These things amount to the biggest overhaul of staff pay and conditions since 1948.

"There's no doubt they will bring fresh challenges, both financial and practical. However, despite these, NHS Greater Glasgow will continue to make a determined effort to deliver real change and provide the modern health service our patients deserve."

So what changes are in the pipeline for Glasgow in this financial year?

Key developments include:

  • Start of work in July to build the brand new £87million Beatson Cancer Centre (Phase 2) at Gartnavel General Hospital;
  • Two new multi-million pound walk-in-walk-out hospitals on the Stobhill and Victoria hospital sites, with construction beginning in spring 2005;
  • Glasgow Emergency Medical Services (which provides GP out-of-hours services) being brought under the management of NHS Greater Glasgow on July 1. This is part of the new GP contract which includes rewarding GP practices for their performances, giving a more flexible working life to GPs and modernising premises.
  • Modernised pay deals and improved access to high quality training for staff;
  • The creation of Community Health Partnerships to replace Local Health Care Cooperatives. This will see community based health staff working even more closely with their local authority and hospital based colleagues to improve patient care, to deliver local services, and respond to local needs.

   

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