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Team Brief 2017

Team Brief is the monthly communication to all staff from the Chief Executive which is cascaded throughout the organisation to give local managers the opportunity to add to the core corporate messages and localise them. A feedback facility ensures that Team Brief addresses the issues raised by staff.

A full archive of Team Brief is available on StaffNet (you must be on the NHS network to access).

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Team Brief - July 2018

The buzz is building for 70th anniversary
There is a real buzz about the build-up to the 70th Anniversary of the NHS right across the UK and I’m really happy to see that staff and patients right across our hospitals and communities are at the heart of so much that is going on.

Dozens of events have been put together by staff to mark this very special historic occasion – events such as health improvement activities in local communities; tea parties with patients and staff and carers; Oscars, singing and films for patients from six geriatric wards in Gartnavel General Hospital; exhibitions, displays and flower planting to name but a few.

We can look forward to seeing photographs and videos of the many events and activities being posted on our social media channels and our own NHSGGC 70th Anniversary website.

We’ve also been asked to host a national event that will be attended by the First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health in the Royal Hospital for Children on the morning of July 5th with the special theme of Year of the Young Person.

Launch of staff long service scheme
So with all that going on, what better time to launch a long-service staff recognition scheme? It’s time to ensure we celebrate the length of dedicated service so many of you have given to the NHS over the more recent decades as well as the anniversary of the NHS itself.

Specially designed badges marking 20, 30 and 40 years of service have been commissioned. All years worked for the NHS will count, so staff who have previously worked for other Boards or Trusts can count every year of service towards their long-service milestones. Details of how staff can apply for them are available in our printed and online Staff Newsletter and on StaffNet.

Broadcasters focus on our staff
During this week many of our staff and our services will be featured across media broadcast channels too. On Monday, STV begin their coverage with a special history themed broadcast from Bernard Ponsonby at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Later in the week STV will feature Inverclyde Royal Hospital’s “no-one dies alone” project and, on the anniversary itself they will broadcast extensive footage of interviews with staff and patients at Paisley’s RAH.

BBC Scotland Editor Sarah Smith is also making a programme recognising the integrated work between acute and community care by following a patient from hospital discharge to a local intermediate care unit in Glasgow City.

We will even be broadcast on BBC Alba (Scottish Gaelic language station) who came to film at the QEUH as part of their coverage of the anniversary.

We’re also going to be featured heavily in The Herald and Evening Times on Thursday with dedicated pages devoted to celebrating NHSGGC’s proud history, achievements and plans for transformational change in the years ahead. Our own blueprint for transformational change – Moving Forward Together – received strong support from our Board last week and I’m delighted there is such strong clinical backing for this direction of travel. Now we need to move things further forward to develop the blueprint with the full involvement and engagement of all stakeholders.

Finally – to put the icing on the cake -  every patient in our inpatient wards will be offered a special cup cake complete with the NHS 70th Anniversary logo!

National event success
Two of our staff were winners at the NHSScotland 2018 Event’s highly competitive Poster Abstract competition:

- Person-Centred Care category - MoVE – A family centred approach to early mobilisation in the PICU, author – Nicola Fergusson, Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist.

- Health of the Population category - St Andrew's Secondary School "Piecing it Together", author - Kenna Campbell, Health Improvement Senior.

Well done Nicola and Kenna - my congratulations to you both for flying the flag for NHSGGC.

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Jane Grant, Chief Executive