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Core Brief

Core Brief's are our real time communication, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of issues. Highlighting NHSGGC press releases and Scottish Government press releases on health.

The full archive is available on StaffNet (you must be on the NHS network to access).  Some of the links in Core Brief are hosted on StaffNet so are only available if you are on the NHS Network. 

Core Brief

  • 1 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 01 August 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an NHSGGC press release on patient feedback helping to improve NHSGGC services.
  • 1 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 01 June 2016
    Information on Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), management and governance arrangements for the Oral Health Directorate services and last change to get your home technology orders in - closing date 3 June.
  • 2 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 02 August 2016
    Information on the Victoria Infirmary, Lancet article, best June A&E performance since 2011 and drive to increase bowel screening participation.
  • 2 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 02 November 2015
    This Core Brief details an NHSGGC press release on the Director of Public Health biennial report: Back to Basics.
  • 3 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 03 August 2016
    An NHSGGC press release on a dramatic drop in child tooth extractions
  • 3 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 03 November 2015
    This Core Brief is an NHSGGC press release on an increased incidence of Serratia marcescens in the neonatal unit within the maternity unit linked to the RHC.
  • 4 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 04 August 2016
    Information on new people management training programmes available via HRConnect.
  • 4 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 04 August 2016 (Annual Review)
    This issue details an NHSGGC press release on the Annual review held today.
  • 4 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 04 July 2016
    Providing information on the appointment of new Board Members and the Vice Chair of NHSGGC.
  • 5 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 05 August 2016
    This issue provides information on a range of awards looking for NHS nominations.
  • 5 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 05 July 2016
    This issue details a message to all nurses and midwives on standards and professionalism.
  • 5 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 05 November 2015
    Detailing festive pay dates, 2016/17 public holidays and highlights a number of awards picked up by the organisation.
  • 6 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 06 July 2016
    This issue details NHSGGC media statement on the HEI inspection report for VoL and provides an updated link to the Code of Conduct for staff.
  • 6 May 2016

    Core Brief - 06 May 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the InS:PIRE team winning a BMJ award last night and a call for nominations for this year’s Chairman’s Awards.
  • 6 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 06 November 2015
    Staff are reminded about spam emails and provides links to two NHSGGC press releases.
  • 6 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 06 September 2016
    Queen Elizabeth University Hospital glows gold, school flu immunisation and NHS Organ Donation register.
  • 7 Dec 2015

    Core Brief - 07 December 2015
    This Core Brief is a Scottish Government press release on the dramatic drop in delayed discharge.
  • 7 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 07 June 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a review of NHS targets.
  • 8 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 08 April 2016
    Highlighting the importance of patient confidentiality, uniform and dress policy and links to press release on new patient menus.
  • 8 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 08 March 2016
    Call for non-executive directors, Scottish Government press release on pay rise and information on NHSmail.
  • 8 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 08 September 2016
    Engagement processes for five potential service changes
  • 9 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 09 March 2016
    This issue provides information on National No Smoking Day and guidance on annual leave calculations.
  • 9 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 09 March 2016 (pm)
    This issue provides information on workplace pensions automatic re-enrolment.
  • 9 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 09 September 2016
    Scottish Government press release on health and social care targets review and highlighting our data Amnesty Month.
  • 1 Feb 2016

    Core Brief - 1 February 2016
    This issue details information on workplace pensions – automatic re-enrolment 31 March 2016.
  • 10 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 10 June 2016
    This issue wishes a happy first birthday to the Royal Hospital for Children, details the latest Project SEARCH graduates and encourages staff to complete the HIV anti stigma survey.
  • 11 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 11 August 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an update on the water supply problem at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Data Protection Training.
  • 12 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 12 August 2016
    This issue of Core Brief updates staff on the water supply issue at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
  • 12 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 12 July 2016
    This issue provides information on the new Eastwood Health and Care Centre and bereavement resources to support staff.
  • 12 May 2016

    Core Brief - 12 May 2016
    This issue of Core Brief celebrates International Nurses Day.
  • 13 May 2016

    Core Brief - 13 May 2016
    This issue provides information on fire safety and a new home technology offer for staff.
  • 14 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 14 January 2016
    This issue calls for poster abstracts for the 2016 NHSScotland Event and provides links to the latest NHSGGC press releases.
  • 14 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 14 January 2016 (1)
    This issue provides information on media coverage on potential efficiency savings.
  • 14 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 14 June 2016
    This issue of Core Brief includes information on Delirium Week and the Staff Travel Survey.
  • 14 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 14 March 2016
    This issue details important changes to National Insurance contributions from 6 April 2016.
  • 14 Oct 2015

    Core Brief - 14 November 2015
    Nurses and midwives reminded of the importance of revalidation and West Dunbartonshire HSCP congratulated on being shortlisted in The Herald Society Awards.
  • 14 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 14 September 2016
    This issue of Core Brief provides information on important changes to eExpenses and Data Amnesty Month.
  • 15 Dec 2015

    Core Brief - 15 December 2015
    This issue provides an update on discussions from today's Board meeting.
  • 15 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 15 January 2016
    This issue is a statement by the Chairman on finance.
  • 15 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 15 June 2016
    This issue includes a message from the Chief Executive about the return of our Director of Public Health and details a Scottish Government press release on Trauma Network.
  • 18 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 16 April 2016
    This issue of Core Brief includes a warning to drug injectors as HIV infections increase.
  • 16 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 16 August 2016
    This issue details an NHSGGC press release on an item discussed at today’s Board meeting.
  • 16 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 16 August 2016 (Board update)
    This issue of Core Brief provides information from today’s Board meeting.
  • 16 Feb 2016

    Core Brief - 16 February 2016
    This issue provides and update from today's Board meeting.
  • 16 May 2016

    Core Brief - 16 May 2016
    This issue announces the opening of the new HR Support and Advice Unit.
  • 16 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 16 November 2015
    Information on the Celebrating Success Staff Awards event held tonight (16 November).
  • 17 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 17 November 2015
    Celebrating success staff awards event held last night (16 November).
  • 18 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 18 August 2016
    Information on developing GP services, the William Cullen Prize and over 600 facilities staff take part in dedicated communications training
  • 18 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 18 January 2016
    This Core Brief details an NHSGGC statement on the Gartnavel General Hospital HEI report.
  • 18 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 18 March 2016
    Providing information on Patient Confidentiality and highlighting a number of awards recently picked up by NHSGGC staff and projects
  • 18 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 18 November 2015
    This issue encourages staff to become an antibiotic guardian and provides a link to a Scottish Government press release on support for NHS whistleblowers.
  • 19 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 19 April 2016
    This issue provides an update from today's Board meeting.
  • 19 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 19 January 2016
    This issue details NHSGGC's media statement on A&E weekly statistics.
  • 19 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 19 November 2015
    This issue details two awards picked up by NHSGGC last night and provides links to the latest NHSGGC press releases.
  • 19 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 19 September 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an NHSGGC news release on the opening of Maryhill Health and Care Centre.
  • 10 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 20 August 2016
    Information on further changes within Human Resources and Organisational Development and a link to an NHSGGC press release on an information event aimed to boost numbers of living kidney donors in the west of Scotland.
  • 20 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 20 January 2016
    This issue provides an email reminder for staff and links to the Chief Medical Officers Annual Report
  • 21 Dec 2015

    Core Brief - 21 December 2015
    This Core Brief carries a Christmas message from Cabinet Health Secretary Shona Robison to NHS staff.
  • 21 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 21 March 2016
    NHSGGC press release on robots leading the way in the fight against prostate cancer and a Scottish Government press release on the extension to the whistleblowing alert line.
  • 21 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 21 September 2016
    Message from Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood on the appointment of Interim Chief Officer, East Dunbartonshire HSCP.
  • 22 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 22 January 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a new GP pilot in Inverclyde.
  • 23 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 23 August 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a fall in hospital mortality.
  • 23 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 23 June 2016
    Providing information on new FAI resource, press office out of hours information and link to NHS Ayrshire & Arran press release on MS foot drop study.
  • 23 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 23 March 2016
    This issue reminds staff that the election guidance comes into effect on 24 March and provides information on the Staff Bursary Scheme.
  • 23 May 2016

    Core Brief - 23 May 2016
    This issue provides information on a survey which has revealed that smoking rates in school pupils has halved in the last three years.
  • 23 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 23 November 2015
    This issue provides information on NHSGGC reservists and includes a link to a dementia strategy survey.
  • 24 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 24 August 2016
    This issue provides information on the Property, Procurement and Facilities Management directorate and staff bursary successes.
  • 24 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 24 November 2015
    This issue provides information on the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital at the former Yorkhill.
  • 25 May 2016

    Core Brief - 25 May 2016
    This issue provides information on Scottish Patient Safety Programme and Adults with Incapacity documentation launch.
  • 25 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 25 November 2015
    This issue provides information on the latest edition of Health News and links to an NHSGGC press release on The Shields Centre picking up another two accolades.
  • 26 Feb 2016

    Core Brief - 26 February 2016
    This issue details a joint statement on the Trade Union Bill 2015.
  • 26 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 26 November 2015
    This issue provides information on Inverclyde Continuing Care facility and links to Scottish Government press release on norovirus.
  • 27 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 27 April 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the changes within Human Resources and Organisational Development which are going live.
  • 28 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 28 July 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the celebrity and Royal opening of the Royal Hospital for Children’s Teenage Cancer Unit.
  • 28 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 28 September 2016
    This issue provides information on NHSGGC staff being physically and verbally assaulted and reminds staff of the last few days of Data Amnesty Month.
  • 29 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 29 July 2016
    Information on the Supreme Court ruling on Named Person; the appointment of Dr Chris Smith as a Clinical Champion for Diabetes UK; and reminds staff to complete their staff attitude on employability and financial inclusion survey.
  • 29 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 29 June 2016
    This issue provides an update from the Board meeting held yesterday.
  • 30 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 30 June 2016
    Detail on Acceptance of Gifts & Hospitality and Declaration of Interests, Disclosure Payments to Healthcare Professionals by Pharmaceutical Companies and a link to an NHSGGC press release.
  • 30 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 30 March 2016
    Message from Director of Finance to all NHSGGC budget holders.
  • 30 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 30 November 2015
    This issue of Core Brief details the retiral of Chairman Andrew Robertson; a new ward initiative in Glasgow acute hospitals for drug misusers; calls for people to share their experience of using NHS services; and a Blueprint for out-of-hours care
  • 6 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 6 June 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details two news releases from the Scottish Government on cancer patients.
  • 9 May 2016

    Core Brief - 9 May 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the launch of the new online service - HRConnect.