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Staff Newsletter - latest Issue & archive

Here you can access the latest edition of Staff Newsletter as well as all of our back issues.  These publications are in PDF format and will require a PDF reader, such as Acrobat (available free).

Staff Newsletter

  • 2 Apr 2009

    SN - April 2009
    The April issue of SN brings you a first look at the New Victoria and Stobhill hospitals, introduces our new chief executive Robert Calderwood and gives you yet another chance to win £1000.
  • 7 Apr 2010

    SN - April 2010
    April's edition of SN includes NHSScotland's new photo library and celebrates the success of the new homebirth service.
  • 1 Apr 2011

    SN - April 2011
    This issue of SN features the new state-of-the-art pharmacy distribution centre and gives you the chance to win tickets to the home show.
  • 3 Apr 2012

    SN - April 2012
    The April issue of SN features WestMARC's work with Libyan war victims. We also find out where staff have worn their SN t-shirts plus we have tickets to the Homebuilding and Renovating Show to give away.
  • 2 Apr 2013

    SN - April 2013
    The April edition of Staff Newsletter feature specialist radiographer Kirsteen Graham, unveils our zero tolerance makeover coming to our acute hospital entrances and gives you the chance to win tickets to the Homebuilding Show!
  • 1 Apr 2014

    SN - April 2014
    April's Staff Newsletter includes a feature on sepsis - which kills 37,000 people a year in the UK. We also take a look at the new initiative being rolled out in Renfrewshire. Plus we have a fantastic opportunity to win a brand new 16GB iPhone 5s.
  • 7 Apr 2015

    SN - April 2015
    Back to basics - new approach delivers quality, On The Move update includes information on the first helicopter landing, win Hospitality Package at Glasgow Warriors
  • 6 Aug 2009

    SN - August 2009
    This issue of SN puts Patient Safety firmly at the top of the agenda and gives you another chance to win £1000.
  • 5 Aug 2010

    SN - August 2010
    This issue of SN celebrates hospital radio and announces the photo competition winners.
  • 3 Aug 2012

    SN - August 2012
    This issue of staff newsletter includes information on the training domestic staff have understaken to become more eco-friendly. We also highlight another three examples of our 'quality commitment'.
  • 1 Aug 2013

    SN - August 2013
    The August edition features a special four-page pullout on our No Smoking Policy. We also encourage staff to enter the staff lottery in time to be entered into September's £10,000 super draw.
  • 4 Aug 2014

    SN - August 2014
    August's edition features "our stars" of the Games and provides a link to a gallery of wonderful images; introduces a new healthy eating policy and provides guidance on unauthorised photography.
  • 3 Aug 2015

    SN - August 2015
    Countdown to completion of the Queen Elizabeth campus, 21st century health centres, tailored primary care to reduce admissions. Plus win a short break for four.
  • 28 Nov 2008

    SN - December 2008
    Follow our top tips to beat the credit crunch... Find out who the Scottish Health Award winner are... Win £1000 in the latest staff competition.
  • 3 Dec 2012

    SN - December 2012
    The December issue of Staff Newsletter features this year's Chairman's Awards winners. Plus we have a luxury weekend break to win.
  • 29 Nov 2013

    SN - December 2013
    This edition of Staff Newsletter features recent internal and external award winners, puts the spotlight on the new state-of-the-art mortuary and gives you the chance to win a fantastic KitchenAid Artisan Mixer.
  • 1 Dec 2014

    SN - December 2014
    Includes a special four-page pull-out featuring our Celebrating Success staff event. Plus we have £300 of Thomas Cook vouchers for you to win.
  • 14 Dec 2009

    SN - December/January 2010
    This issue of Staff Newsletter celebrates the end of an era with the Queen Mother's Hospital closing.
  • 30 Jan 2009

    SN - February 2009
    Read about the new programmes which will help deliver the best care for our patients... Find out how to apply for the bursary scheme... Get a first look at the new national uniform.
  • 5 Feb 2010

    SN - February 2010
    The February issue of SN encourages people to join the Organ Donor Register.
  • 4 Feb 2011

    SN - February 2011
    This issue of SN reports of staff nurse Robert Waddell's time in Afghanistan and meets our new AHP consultant for dementia.
  • 7 Feb 2012

    SN - February 2012
    This issue of Staff Newsletter sees the launch of the 'Standing together against homophobia' campaign. We also highlight 'Patient Opinion' which is being piloted at the New Victoria Hospital.
  • 1 Feb 2013

    SN - February 2013
    The February issue of Staff Newsletter features the new HI&T director Robin Wright and his ambitions for the directorate, updates staff on important pension information and gives you the chance to wina 16gb Kindle Fire HD!
  • 3 Feb 2014

    SN - February 2014
    This issue of staff newsletter laucnhes our Active Staff campaign to support staff to get more physically active. We also offer a fantastic prize of a year's gym member for your nearest local authority gym.
  • 2 Feb 2015

    SN - February 2015
    Official key handover of the new South Glasgow Hospitals, details staff survey results and brings you the chance to win £500 of vouchers for Cameron House.
  • 7 Jan 2009

    SN - January 2009
    Follow our five simple steps to a Healthy New Year! Win a six-month Glasgow Club membership.
  • 8 Jan 2013

    SN - January 2013
    This edition of Staff Newsletter is a special edition dedicated to motivating you to live a healthier lifestyle.
  • 6 Jan 2014

    SN - January 2014
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes a feature on our energy team, what they are doing and what you can do to make energy savings. Plus we give you the chance to kick start your summer holiday with £250 of Thomas Cook vouchers.
  • 5 Jan 2015

    SN - January 2015
    Highlighting the programme of activities staff have been involved with as part of our Active Staff campaign and brings you the chance to win a 64GB iPod touch.
  • 6 Jul 2009

    SN - July 2009
    A special edition focusing on Equality for all.
  • 1 Jul 2011

    SN - July 2011
    This special issue of Staff Newsletter includes messages from Chief Executive Robert Calderwood and Cabinet Secretary Nicola Sturgeon about the challenges that lie ahead.
  • 5 Jul 2012

    SN - July 2012
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes information on the new social media policy and guidance. We also tell you about the stark statistics in relation to assualt and prosecutions against out staff.
  • 4 Jul 2013

    SN - July 2013
    This special edition of staff newsletter celebrates the 65th birthday of the NHS and includes some of NHSGGC's major achievements over the past five years. We also give away £250 Greaves Sports vouchers courtesy of the staff lottery Appeals Society.
  • 1 Jul 2014

    SN - July 2014
    July's edition features our "activestaff" taking on a variety of challenges; highlights new support for people living with dementia; quit and win winners and congratulates staff on picking up two awards at the NHS Scotland Event.
  • 9 Jul 2015

    SN - July 2015
    Capturing highlights of the official opening of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow; the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow; and the Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre.
  • 4 Jun 2009

    SN - June 2009
    The New Victoria Hospital opens...find out what the easy way to cut costs is...Gina McKie mixes up some tasty mocktails!
  • 28 May 2010

    SN - June 2010
    This issue of SN launches the Sustainability drive and meets the managers of tomorrow.
  • 6 Jun 2011

    SN - June 2011
    This issue of SN see's staff at the GRI feature in a BBC children's programme, gives staff a fantastic discount to the Great Scottish Run - plus we have three pairs of tickets to the Davis Cup to be won.
  • 1 Jun 2012

    SN - June 2012
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes a feature on the Orthotic department at Yorkhill; reinforces our quality commitment to deliver high-quality care and gives you the opportunity to win a family ticket to too the fantastic Mickey’s Magic Show at Braehead Arena.
  • 4 Jun 2013

    SN - June 2013
    The June edition of Staff Newsletter congratulates Michael McCall on being awarded Hospital Caterer of the Year, sees our zero tolerance to smoking campaign kick off and gives you the chance to win holiday vouchers.
  • 2 Jun 2014

    SN - June 2014
    June's edition includes: OTM staff updates from key directors; launch of direct line for antenatal appointments; alcohol brief interventions target exceeded and Ecosmart RAH saves £270k a year.
  • 1 Jun 2015

    SN - June 2015
    We explore the stellar facilities at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children; get your entry in to this year's Chairman's Wards now; win a Kindle HDX 8.9.
  • 2 Mar 2009

    SN - March 2009
    Shone Robison visits Scotland's first Aroma Cafe at GRI... Build a next egg for your retirement... put forward your good ideas.
  • 5 Mar 2013

    SN - March 2013
    The March edition of Staff Newsletter features staff members who took up some of our fitness challenges featured in January's edition.
  • 3 Mar 2014

    SN - March 2014
    This edition of Staff Newsletter brings you a sneak preview of our latest campaign. We feature staff who are taking up an activestaff challenge. Plus, we have two competitions running this month.
  • 2 Mar 2015

    SN - March 2015
    Unveils the new smokefree NHS grounds campaign, brings you the latest OTM updates and details the the new state-of-the-art assisted conception service.
  • 8 May 2009

    SN - May 2009
    New Stobhill Hospital opens its doors...Our staff help to give forgotten heroes a fitting memorial...And we give you another chance to win £1000!
  • 24 May 2012

    SN - May 2012
    This issue of Staff Newsletter features Vikki Garrick, IDB Scottish Nurse of the Year. We also take a look around the new Labs on the Southern General site and have a fantastic giveaway for the Kings Theatre.
  • 30 Apr 2013

    SN - May 2013
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes photogrpahs showing the progress on the New South Glasgow Hospitals and introduces the 'Ready to Learn' 30 Month Assessment and Family Nurse Partnership programmes.
  • 1 May 2014

    SN - May 2014
    May's Staff Newsletter includes the first of key monthly staff updates on the migration to the New South Glasgow Hospitals and highlight a new staff consultation on Learning Disabilities services.
  • 5 May 2015

    SN - May 2015
    Celebrating International Nurses Day, latest On The Move update, tackling inequalities, see fantastic commemorative magazines, win £250 Love2Shop vouchers.
  • 30 Oct 2008

    SN - November 2008
    Read about the Staff Lottery mega-draw winner... Find out who's in line for a Scottish Health Awards... and read the latest on the New Hospitals.
  • 11 Nov 2009

    SN - November 2009
    This issue of Staff Newsletter unveils the design for the New South Glasgow Hospital.
  • 7 Nov 2011

    SN - November 2011
    This issue of SN introduces Facing The Future Together, a programme that aims to drive service improvements.
  • 5 Nov 2012

    SN - November 2012
    The November issue of Staff Newsletter celebrates the one year anniversary of our Facing The Future Together programme. We also update on the Clinical Services Review.
  • 4 Nov 2013

    SN - November 2013
    This issue of Staff Newsletter encourages staff to get the flu jab. We feature the latest FTFT Overall winners and other award successes. Plus we have two competitions this month.
  • 3 Nov 2014

    SN - November 2014
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes a feature on 200 years of psychiatric care, gives a further On The Move update, plus we have £250 of Love2Shop vouchers to give away.
  • 2 Nov 2015

    SN - November 2015
    This issue of Staff Newsletter features the '#Hello, my name is...' initiative which aims to remind staff to introduce themselves to patients. Plus win a PS4!
  • 8 Oct 2008

    SN - October 2008
    Fill in your Staff Survey and share your thoughts on what it's like to work for NHSGGC... Read about the national initiative to investigate fraud across all public bodies... Look out for your chance to win £1000.
  • 2 Oct 2009

    SN - October 2009
    Find out what staff have been doing for Healthy Working Lives...Plus win another £1000.
  • 4 Oct 2010

    SN - October 2010
    The October issue of SN tells you of what's going on in Glasgow and Clyde for the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
  • 3 Oct 2011

    SN - October 2011
    The October issue of Staff Newsletter discusses whether there is a need for mandatory flu vaccination and introduces the new director of finance and head of civil contingencies.
  • 5 Oct 2012

    SN - October 2012
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes information on our new Respect My Dying Wish campaign, highlights our new policy on Forced Marriage and encourages staff to get their flu jag.
  • 4 Oct 2013

    SN - October 2013
    The October edition of Staff Newsletter includes a look at the latest striking images added to the NHSScotland photo library and features the latest £10,000 staff lottery mega draw winner.
  • 1 Oct 2014

    SN - October 2014
    Launching our Release Potential campaign; the latest On The Move updates; announces the Chairman's Awards shortlist. Plus we have TWO competitions running this month.
  • 5 Oct 2015

    SN - October 2015
    This issue of SN features a new initiative the 'wee c' campaign which aims to change the way cancer is viewed in Scotland. Plus you could enter two fantastic competitions!
  • 3 Sep 2008

    SN - September 2008
    Win £1000 in this month's Staff Newsletter... Join us in the ongoing battle to Beat The Bugs... Find out who the Ideas in Action winners are!
  • 3 Sep 2009

    SN - September 2009
    Find out what's happening at this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Plus another chance to win £1000!
  • 5 Sep 2012

    SN - September 2012
    This issue of Staff Newsletter includes information on this year's flu vaccination campaign and highlights the issues surrounding trafficking.
  • 2 Sep 2013

    SN - September 2013
    The September edition features the Code of Conduct for staff, unveils the new look Live Life t-shirts sponsored by the Staff Lottery and highlights the staff flu clinics starting in October.
  • 1 Sep 2014

    SN - September 2014
    Features quirky new signposting art; encourages staff to get the flu jab; details the roll out of the Family Nurse Partnership and brings the latest OTM staff updates. This month we have THREE competitions for staff to enter!
  • 9 Sep 2015

    SN - September 2015
    We launch our HIV Anti Stigma and Discrimination campaign. Plus this month we’re giving you the opportunity to enter two fantastic competitions.
  • 1 Dec 2010

    SN-December 2010
    SN December 2010 features how we will work to get 'Better Together', advice on the new Accessible Information policy and showcases our winners from the Scottish Health Awards.
  • 24 May 2003

    Staff News Issue 001 - May/June 2003
    First issue! ... Yorkhill nurses on course for success ... Visit us on the web ... The Data Protection Act - a guide ...
  • 1 Jul 2003

    Staff News Issue 002 - July/August 2003
    Safer at work at new A&E ... The burning issue ... City's health past ... It's all double dutch ...
  • 1 Sep 2003

    Staff News Issue 003 - September/October 2003
    Staff Survey ... Lab staff settle in ... The White Paper and you ... Email directory revamp ...
  • 1 Nov 2003

    Staff News Issue 004 - November/December 2003
    Major consultation starts on Maternity Services ... Maternity latest ... NHS & domestic abuse ... New NHS training initiative ...
  • 1 Jan 2004

    Staff News Issue 005 - January/February 2004
    Call to speed up Acute Modernisation Plan ... Staff Survey results ... Future at Cardiothoracic ... Centre For Population Health ...
  • 1 Mar 2004

    Staff News Issue 006 - March/April 2004
    Glasgow gets green for go ... New divisions ... New centre ... New faces ...
  • 1 May 2004

    Staff News Issue 007 - May/June 2004
    How £58m shortfall could affect you ... NHSGG financial recovery plan ... Maternity decisions explained ... Pay and Conditions - what's the score? ...
  • 1 Jul 2004

    Staff News Issue 008 - July/August 2004
    Don't give blood to this sucker! ... Change is on the agenda ... Hospital car parking charges ... Fast tracking staff ... New sterillising unit ...
  • 1 Sep 2004

    Staff News Issue 009 - September/October 2004
    New hospitals - models for the future ... Hospitals latest ... Even emails can be requested (FoI) ... Focus on divisions ...
  • 1 Nov 2004

    Staff News Issue 010 - November/December 2004
    Budget update - so far so good ... burning ambition ... No job losses ... Ian's the new HR director ... Focus on divisions ...
  • 1 Jan 2005

    Staff News Issue 011 - January/February 2005
    Major restructuring for NHSGG ... HAI campaign launched ... Scottish health awards ... nursing Link ...
  • 1 May 2005

    Staff News Issue 013 - May/June 2005
    Exclusive look at future of new hospitals ... There’s no smoke without fire ... New equipment decontamination centre leads Europe ... Amazing response to Special Olympics plea ... From east to west ...
  • 1 Jul 2005

    Staff News Issue 014 - July/August 2005
    Trailing the future - new hospitals information campaign ... Time to net improved communications ... Dissolution of NHS Argyll & Clyde - how does it affect NHSGG staff? ... Process begins to find site for new Glasgow Children’s Hospital ... Budget update ... Spotlight on volunteers ...
  • 1 Sep 2005

    Staff News Issue 015 - September/October 2005
    First phase appointments of the reorganisation announced ... New pharmacy role ... Going for gold ... Focus on AHPs ... Ruth Edwards ... Carers ...
  • 23 Nov 2005

    Staff News Issue 016 - November/December 2005
    Zero tolerance approach to violent patients ... Cardiothoracic latest ... Staff computer offer ... Meet our cleanliness champions ... Win M&S vouchers ... Smoking ban ...
  • 9 Jan 2006

    Staff News Issue 017 - January/February 2006
    Best in Europe... Pensions agreed... New structure... Rheumatology ward opening... Our Staff are winners!... Postcard from Africa... Staff News survey feedback...
  • 1 Mar 2006

    Staff News Issue 018 - March / April 2006
    Smokefree hospitals from 26/03/06 ... Spring launch for parking charges ... New child protection unit ... Meet our poet Sylvia ... Dealing with aggression ... Teen pregnancy midwife ... New Director ... Audiology ... NHS jobs ...
  • 1 May 2006

    Staff News Issue 019 - May / June 2006
    Time to comply is now [CHI] ... Hi-Tech system makes worldwide headlines ... New sick kid’s ... Getting fruity ... Sporty staff ...
  • 1 Jul 2006

    Staff News Issue 020 - July / August 2006
    Scotland’s biggest new build challenge! ... New recruitment campaign ... Start dreaming now! ... Car parking update ... Staff survey results ... RAH staff on alert ...
  • 1 Sep 2006

    Staff News Issue 021 - September / October 2006
    Landmark contract signed for new Stobhill and Vicky ... First annual review as Greater Glasgow and Clyde ... New Vicky Police room ... Far Flung Staff ... Keeping Fit Stobhill Style ... Progress on hospitals ... Car leasing ... Courses ...
  • 1 Nov 2006

    Staff News Issue 022 - November / December 2006
    State-of-the-art labs set for Glasgow ... New ward opens at Princess Royal ... Violence prevention ... Staff awards ... Support for HCSWs ... New bus service ... Smoking ... Mental health ...
  • 1 Jan 2007

    Staff News Issue 023 - January / February 2007
    Securing future of IRH and RAH ... Germs. Wash your hands of them! ... On safari ... One fast lady ... Award winning NHSGGC ...
  • 1 Mar 2007

    Staff Newsletter Issue 024 - March / April 2007
    New name - new look issue! Your NHS needs you! ... Rebirth of Southern General Maternity Unit ... South Clyde future assured ... Latest on Agenda for Change ... New StaffNet ...
  • 1 Jun 2007

    Staff Newsletter Issue 025 - May / June 2007
    Who's that at the Beatson...Transport and Childcare benefits...Clyde Review...End of life care skills...Mental Health Secure Care...Employee counselling...making a difference in Africa...
  • 1 Aug 2007

    Staff Newsletter Issue 026 - August / September 2007
    Win £250 in the Cala prize draw... Babies born as explosions rang out... More beds and jobs to care for sick kids... The week terror came to Scotland.
  • 1 Oct 2007

    Staff Newsletter Issue 027 - October / November 2007
    Your chance to win Scotland v Italy tickets... Sporting challenge to better health... Farewell to Sir John... Launch of 'I' pods.
  • 6 Dec 2007

    Staff Newsletter Issue 28 - December/January 2007/08
    Your chance to win a weekend in Edinburgh... NHSGGC Award Winners... Smoothing out the patient pathway.
  • 4 Feb 2008

    Staff Newsletter Issue 29 - February/March 2008
    Your chance to win £250 in the Stevenson Sharpe prize draw... Vision of New Southern... Hitch a lift... Interview with new Chairman.
  • 8 Apr 2008

    Staff Newsletter Issue 30 - April/May 2008
    Walk down the red carpet with a friend and attend the closing night film of the Edinburgh International Film Festival... Join in the plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS this year... Find out about Ideas in Action, the new awards for staff.
  • 4 Jun 2008

    Staff Newsletter Issue 31 - June/July 2008
    Celebrate National Bike Week (16-22 June) and win a brand new Giant Rock bike... Find out who went to Florida with Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL)... Join in the countdown to the 60th anniversary and get your ticket now!
  • 24 Jul 2008

    Staff Newsletter Special - 60th Anniversary Edition August 2008
    Jewels in our crown - Diamond Awards celebrate the NHS 60th anniversary by honouring its shining stars... Special gift for the new arrivals... John's olympic effort for the anniversary