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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 - September 2018

Peer immunisers I thank you!
Last month I asked for help with our staff flu vaccination programme this winter. The public health and occupational health teams leading the campaign to achieve at least 60 per cent uptake this year are focussing on increased peer immunisation activity to make it easier for staff to get the jab conveniently while at their place of work.

Within days of my staff message being issued last month more than 150 staff had made contact with the flu teams.

Some of those who volunteered are not qualified to deliver vaccinations but have offered other support to back our “Don’t Infect. Protect” campaign. Those who are qualified to vaccinate are now being helped to prepare for our staff flu vaccine campaign which launches in October.

It’s not too late to join the team and help.  To volunteer to join our cohort of peer immunisers email: [email protected] or call 0141 201 4473.

Chairman’s Awards – bumper entry
There has been a tremendous response to our annual Chairman’s Awards with hundreds of nominations across the seven categories.

The task is now set for the judges over the next few weeks to identify the gold and silver winners who will be presented – and while this may prove a real challenge it is also a reminder of just how many wonderful examples of dedication, care and skill there are in every area of our service. The William Cullen Prize for medical innovation has also seen a very strong field of entries this year which again is extremely encouraging and I am already looking forward to honouring the best of the best at our annual Celebrating Success Awards event on November 5th.

Golden hip goes to Paisley
Meanwhile - congratulations to everyone involved in the hip replacement service at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley… winners of the 2018 Scottish Government Health Department “Golden Hip Award”! They carry out a detailed audit of patient satisfaction across all hospitals who perform hip replacements.

Centre for Integrative Care staff Inspire City
I also want to say “good luck” to our team from the Centre for Integrative Care who have been shortlisted in the Carers category of the 2018 Inspiring City Awards. These prestige Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and The Herald awards will be announced on September 6th and I am hoping we’ll be able to issue a Core Brief to staff the next morning with news of their success!

History in the making at Royal Infirmary
The link corridor between the old and the new parts of Glasgow Royal Infirmary are to host a suite of 15 stunning stained glass windows depicting Glasgow’s traditional trades as incorporated in the city’s Trades House for more than 400 years.

It’s wonderful that such an iconic building as the GRI will house this collection – and that it is a legacy resulting from the brainchild of our late former Estates Manager Alex Graham who was also an Auld Deacon of Trades House and had a passion for education, history and healthcare.

The first of the 15 windows was installed last week. It is indicative of the great raft and skills involved in the creation of each window that only one per year will be completed and installed. Please click here to read the full press release.

Comments/feedback: [email protected]

Jane Grant, Chief Executive