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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.

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Team Brief - April 2017

Jane Grant, Chief Executive talks about:

  • Team work and vision
  • Celebrating Success
  • In the news for all the right reasons

Team work and vision

My first priority as Chief Executive will be to consider how we can further improve the care we deliver patients and families across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

I know there are many challenges but there are also opportunities and I am looking forward to working with Board members and staff across the organisation to build on the many examples of good work already underway. I am keen to listen to the views of local staff, patients and volunteers as I know from experience that’s where some of the best ideas for positive change come from.

I’m also committed to working with our council and voluntary sector partners to look at how we can take forward the significant changes required to meet the future health and care needs of our local population.

Leadership, innovation and team work will be vital to improve the health outcomes and experiences of patients and I look forward to working with you all over the coming weeks and months to deliver these important goals.

Celebrating success

Work is underway to prepare for the launch of the 2017 Chairman’s Awards and also for the prestigious William Cullen Prize for innovation which is presented by the Royal College of Physicians.

Over the next few weeks details of all the categories and how to nominate colleagues will be issued through the Core Brief and highlighted in the May edition of the Staff Newsletter. Press releases will also be issued to encourage the readers of local and regional newspapers to nominate staff who have gone that extra mile.

I am delighted that I’ll be able to be part of this important event and I look forward to meeting this year’s finalists. I was also very pleased to hear that the Glasgow and Clyde staff awards ceremony had been singled out as the ‘best event’ at the recent NHSScotland Communications Awards.

In the news for all the right reasons

Three developments covering care of the elderly, neurosurgery advancements and a Scottish first in cancer pain treatment make for very welcome headlines reflecting the continued investment and advancement in patient care.

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s partnership with the University of Glasgow and Glasgow City Council saw the official opening of the world Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE). This will provide the opportunity to develop four state-of-the art theatres which will be used by the Department of Neurosurgery and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. The new facility will also provide the most advanced imaging facilities in the world on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus.
  • The new £7.3 million Inverclyde Adult and Older Peoples Continuing Care Hospital, Orchard View, on the Inverclyde Royal Hospital grounds took a significant step toward a formal opening this summer when Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health, performed the Topping Out Ceremony.
  • And thirdly a consultant led surgical team at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre have developed the skills to be able to deliver the cordotomy procedure in Scotland for the very first time – a complex and high-tech use of radio frequency to ‘burn’ targeted very fine spinal nerves to alleviate overwhelming pain suffered by patients undergoing treatment for, in the main, asbestos related cancer.

These three developments highlight the skills of our staff and the ongoing commitment to improve services to patients.

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