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Staff Governance

Staff Governance is a term which describes the framework for managing employees inside NHS Scotland.

There are 5 Staff Governance Standards (or commitments) and they are that employees should be:

  1. Well informed;
  2. Appropriately trained and developed;
  3. Involved in decisions;
  4. Treated fairly and consistently, with dignity and respect, in an environment where diversity is valued; and,
  5. Provided with a continuously improving and safe working environment, promoting the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and the wider community.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has a Staff Governance Committee which is co-chaired by Alan Cowan (Non-Executive Director) and Dorothy McErlean (Employee Director) and reviews how the Board is complying with these five commitments. If you have any Staff Governance queries please contact Diana Hudson, Staff Governance Coordinator: [email protected]

National Staff Governance information can be found at