NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Bank Staff
COVID-19 Lateral Flow testing for patient-facing staff
Issued by NHSGGC Staff Bank Service
Friday 18th December 2020
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has recently advised that twice weekly routine Lateral Flow Testing (LFD) will be made available to all staff currently in a patient-facing role within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals and in COVID-19 Assessment Centres.
The testing of staff is offered on a voluntary basis. However, we are strongly encouraging all eligible staff to undertake the testing on a routine basis, as this not only benefits our patients but also provides you and your family with added assurance.
All of our Patient Facing Bank Staff which includes our NHSGGC Nursing & Midwifery (registered nursing & midwifery staff and unregistered Health Care Support Workers) and Medical Bank Staff (Consultant and Training Grades) who do not hold a permanent employment contract with NHSGGC will be offered the opportunity to use LFD kits and will receive them via specific arrangements to collect a box of 25 tests from a designated place as directed by our Staff Bank service.
NHSGGC Nursing & Midwifery and Medical Bank staff will be given the opportunity to book a time slot that will enable collection of the LFD from the dedicated location at West Glasgow ACH. A timetable for roll out for NHSGGC Bank staff will commence from Wednesday 30th December 2020 and is expected to be completed by early January 2021.
Dates will be released on a phased basis and if you are currently an active worker on the NHSGGC Nursing & Midwifery or Medical Staff Bank and you do not hold a current permanent contract with the Board you do not have to do anything until you are contacted via a SMS Text Message and invited to log onto the NHSGGC HR Connect Portal to book a LFD collection slot at West Glasgow ACH.
***DO NOT TRAVEL TO WEST GLASGOW ACH IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID OR ARE AWAITING TEST RESULTS***
Please use the link below to access the Portal and follow the instructions to book a slot
To ensure we comply with NHS GGC Social Distancing Guidance please ensure when you book your collection time slot please arrive ON TIME – not early or late. https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EP/3E87944138F841FA