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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Covid-19 Information

Please note due to the Covid-19 pandemic much of our routine activity has had to be suspended.

MANAGEMENT REFERRALS:

Due to Covid-19 we are having to modify the way we deliver the management referral aspect of our service.  Please be aware that  we are operating a limited management referral service and are no longer able to accept all routine management referrals.

Revised Management Referral criteria:

  • For urgent referrals for serious cases such as terminal illness or other serious illness please continue to refer as normal.
  • consideration of ill health retirement. 
  • long term absences.
  • significant underlying health issues impacting on workplace health (Please note for underlying health issues in relation to Covid-19, the NHS GG&C risk assessment process should be followed)
  • significant mental health issues e.g anxiety, depression. (Please note staff members who are anxious or stressed  regarding Covid-19 should be directed to the dedicated Covid staff support service Staff Support Line Information).

If the referral is in relation to an imminent return to work the line manager should explore the details of this with their member of staff in the first instance.  If there is any concern regarding potential residual symptoms that may impact on their ability to deliver their normal role you may wish to consider whether modified duties may be feasible.

A phased return may also enable a more successful transition back to work. The new Once for Scotland attendance policy enables a 4 week phased return on full pay NOT requiring the use of accrued leave. 

All referrals considered non-essential will not be dealt with at present. 

If after following these steps you still require further guidance, please discuss this with the OH department preferably by email in the first instance [email protected] or by telephone on 0141 201 0600. 


Information & Further Resources

We are aware that staff have a lot of questions about the current situation.  In response to this, a number of resources are available to staff via the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde website and Staffnet to provide further information and guidance.

The links below have all the current guidance and this will be updated as more information is available. Please speak to your manager in the first instance if you are concerned.

General Information for Staff

Latest Updates

If you still require advice following this, please contact the Nursing team on 0141 2010594. We have increased our capacity for answering calls with additional phone lines but there may still be a delay in your call being answered. Please note the service is open from 8am to 6pm.

  • Please do not use our needlestick & similar injury phone number to contact Occupational Health as we require this line to be available for staff to be able to report an injury

Self - Isolation

  • There is no requirement to inform Occupational health if you require to self isolate for 14 days if someone in your household is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. Please ensure you have informed your manager if you require to self isolate.
  • Please note testing is not available via Occupational Health for healthcare workers

Attend Anywhere Appointments

Should you have an appointment already arranged via Attend Anywhere software, then you may access the virtual waiting area using this link: https://nhsattend.vc/NHSGGCOccHealth.

 

We suggest using the link a few minutes before your appointment time. Please note that you must use Google Chrome or Apple Safari internet browser.