Specialties and achievements
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde includes; the renowned Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries unit, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, The Institute of Neurological Sciences, The Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, The Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics and the Ferguson-Smith Centre for Clinical Genetics, leading psychiatric centres for the treatment of addiction and a medium secure forensic psychiatric unit. In 2009 we opened two state of the art Ambulatory Care centres at Stobhill and the Victoria Hospitals, purpose-designed to deliver outpatient, day case, day surgical and minor injuries care.
Further resources are also being concentrated on three other sites (at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel and Southern General Campuses) to create centres of excellence for surgical, medical and emergency care. One location in particular - the planned new South Glasgow Acute Hospital at the Southern General Campus- will be among the largest in the UK. A new specialist children’s hospital will also be located on the Southern site. The adult and children's hospital will be integrated within a single building, albeit with separate entrances and building identities.
Mental Health Services are also undergoing major transformation, creating new purpose-built facilities at three locations: Gartnavel Campus, Stobhill Campus and Southern General Campus. These offer second-to-none inpatient and day services, delivering the best possible care.
A new Laboratory Facility providing Biochemistry, Haematology, Pathology, Genetics and city wide mortuary services bases at the Southern General Campus opened in 2012.
When you join us you will be working within either one of our Acute or Primary Care Services;
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s geographical area covered is diverse; It covers the major city of Glasgow, large and small towns, villages and some rural areas. We have significant challenges ahead as we deliver the objectives set out in Better Health Better Care and we need to ensure that we have the right people for the right posts.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest group of adult acute hospitals in Scotland – offering many opportunities to ensure job satisfaction and career development. We provide a wide range of services from community-based care through to the full range of general hospital services. We enjoy close links with Glasgow’s three universities and make a significant contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research also has a high profile within the organisation. We provide excellent facilities for students and their tutors in the state of the art, Wolfson Medical School based at Glasgow University.
The Acute Services Division is split into nine Directorates (Diagnostics, Emergency Care and Medical Services, Health Information, Oral Health, Rehabilitation and Assessment, Regional Services, Surgery and Anaesthetics and Women and Children’s Services) across 18 sites in the Glasgow and Clyde area.
Established in April 2006, the Oral Health Directorate is part of Acute Services and comprises all NHS Dental Services provided by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde dentists and other dental care professionals and staff work from the following Primary and Secondary care locations:
- Glasgow Dental Hospital & School
- Community & Salaried Dental Services
- All NHS General Dental Practitioners, i.e. General Dental Services
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
The Dental Hospital and School is the pre-eminent centre for specialist oral health care, education and research in West and Central Scotland. In addition to its City Centre premises, the Dental Hospital operates from out-reach clinics and surgeries and serves a population of 3 million, from a total of 26 locations.
It is an active participant in joint health promotion initiatives with Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board and Primary Care services. The Dental Hospital and University of Glasgow Dental School collaborate to provide first-rate training for under- and post-graduate dental education and it is also home to the Emergency Dental Treatment Centre.
Primary Care services
Primary Care services for Glasgow and Clyde are provided though a network of Community Health (Care) Partnerships, or CH(C)Ps for short, to provide a wide range of community based health services delivered in homes, health centres, clinics and schools. You will work closely with other local health professionals, and local councils, hospitals and community groups to break down the barriers that have traditionally existed between community health, social care and specialist health services. They will also develop partnerships local education, leisure and employment services as these also have an important role to play in improving the health of local people.
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