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NHSGGC Core Skills Support - Digital Literacy

Core Skills training gives NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff the chance to brush up on core writing, reading, number and computing skills used every day. The service is free and confidential.  You can get help one-to-one or in a group. You may be referred by your line manager.

 Benefits of workplace learning – everyone benefits from more confident and capable staff!

  • Improves staff performance, morale, adjustment to change and redeployment
  • Everyone has access to a PDP. Staff are more motivated, confident, more able 
  • The NHS is more productive, more efficient, less wasteful and safer due to more accurate communication, paperwork, calculations
  • Quality assurance & performance, improved client relations, staff retention


Computing & the Internet – the basics

 Get started with computers- learn the basics .....

  Links to timetables showing the BASIC COMPUTING SKILLS training sessions 


Apart from the bespoke sessions with staff, working on general writing, reading and number skills, Core Skills training supports staff who need help to complete NHS training and study programmes, staff who have been redeployed and staff who are struggling to cope with dyslexia. We’ve helped Support staff with the written work required for their competency portfolio, working with them to improve spelling and grammar, essay writing and basic computing skills. Core Skills tutors also work alongside clinical staff who run the IV Therapy Education Programme. We help nurses to feel confident about calculations and number work before they sit the formal IV calculations assessment.

For staff who are new to computers the core skills tutors provide a stand alone, 2-hour Basic Computing Skills training session at GGC acute hospital sites every month in the library network training rooms. (At other NHS sites according to demand – just ask!). We’ve successfully trained staff in the basics of using a computer and the Internet; skills which have given staff the confidence to go on and tackle other NHS study programmes and on a day-to-day basis have helped staff become more effective at work, at home and in the community. (See links to session timetables above)

Need more info or want to get started? Contact:

Debbie Thompson

Core Skills Tutor

Gartnavel General Hospital Library 


Tel: 0141 211 3013 (x53013) 

Jun 2016, Jul/Aug/Sep 2016, Oct/Nov/Dec 2016Mon - Thurs, 9am - 5pm

Email: [email protected]


Last Updated: 15 March 2022