The Partnership Agreement has been developed jointly by the Board and the Trades Unions and Professional Organisations representing staff. The Agreement is designed to ensure staff are effectively involved in influencing the shape and implementation of decisions that affect their work, and offer managers the means through which staff views can be considered before taking the decisions for which they are responsible.
It is recognised that staff, through their recognised trade unions and professional organisations and management are major stakeholders within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and it is therefore in the interests of all stakeholders that these groups work closely together in a partnership process.
The purpose of this agreement is to provide a framework for partnership working between the Board, trade unions and professional organisations recognised within the NHS at a United Kingdom level, that will secure the best possible measure of cooperation and agreement on matters of mutual concern and which will promote the best interests of the Board and its employees.
The partnership agreement details values, roles and responsibilities and key forums including the Area Partnership Forum, local partnership forums and health and safety forum.