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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Core Brief

Core Brief's are our real time communication, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of issues. Highlighting NHSGGC press releases and Scottish Government press releases on health.

The full archive is available on StaffNet (you must be on the NHS network to access).  Some of the links in Core Brief are hosted on StaffNet so are only available if you are on the NHS Network. 

Core Brief

  • 28 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 28 December 2018
    This issue details a message from the Chief Executive on appointment in acute services and an NHSGGC news release on First Aid classes in Mental Health making an impact for young people.
  • 1 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 01 April 2019
    This issue details important information on the new Fire Safety Policy and update your Equality Information on eESS.
  • 1 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 01 April 2021, 5.25pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    Topics in this Brief include: NHS Louisa Jordan, our vaccination programme and the National Whistleblowing Standards are effective from today.
  • 1 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 01 April 2021, 6pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Growing our Great Community, Equipment requiring inspection/repair, COVID-19 vaccine information videos and Staff Bursary Scheme – coming soon!
  • 1 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 01 August 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an NHSGGC press release on patient feedback helping to improve NHSGGC services.
  • 1 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 01 August 2018
    This issue brings you the latest information on the Stobhill Hospital fire and our +ve about HIV campaign.
  • 1 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 01 December 2016
    This issue provides information on a new training video on the Adults with Incapacity Act and details a Scottish Government press release on supporting victims of sexual assault.
  • 1 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 01 June 2016
    Information on Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), management and governance arrangements for the Oral Health Directorate services and last change to get your home technology orders in - closing date 3 June.
  • 1 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 01 June 2020, 4.55pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief are GP out-of-hours and Social Distancing
  • 1 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 01 June 2020, 9.55am (Volunteers and Dementia)
    This issue brings you news about Volunteers Week and Dementia Awareness Week.
  • 1 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 01 March 2019
    A mental health project for deaf people to access mental health services has been shortlisted for an award, a stem cell “first” at RHC, and a Brexit update.
  • 1 May 2019

    Core Brief - 01 May 2019
    This issue brings you news about the new NHSScotland Photolibrary and the latest NHSGGC news update.
  • 1 May 2019

    Core Brief - 01 May 2019 (1)
    This issue lets staff know about the barrier at the car park at the RAH and reminds staff to get their Chairman’s Awards in.
  • 1 Nov 2016

    Core brief - 01 November 2016
    This issue announces the retirement of Corporate Director/Chief Officer for Inverclyde HSCP, Brian Moore.
  • 1 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 01 November 2017
    Sharing information on flu vaccination, Christmas and New Year pay days, new learnpro module and Child Protection Services.
  • 1 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 01 October 2018
    This issue details an open letter to all EU and EEA citizens employed in the NHS as we approach Brexit.
  • 2 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 02 April 2020 (9pm)
    This issue provides a daily COVID-19 update, 9pm.
  • 2 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 02 August 2016
    Information on the Victoria Infirmary, Lancet article, best June A&E performance since 2011 and drive to increase bowel screening participation.
  • 2 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 02 August 2018
    This issue brings you news of East Renfrewshire achieving gold Unicef awards and Speak up our medicines waste campaign.
  • 2 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 02 December 2019
    This issue details information on the A Fairer NHSGGC staff survey.
  • 2 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 02 February 2018
    This issue brings you information on Duty of Candour and Fire Safety training.
  • 2 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 02 July 2019
    This issue reminds staff to complete their Small Change Matters survey, informs you that we are excelling in inclusion and brings you the latest news update.
  • 2 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 02 June 2017
    Bringing you the latest security information including dealing with bomb threats, packages and vehicle procedures policy; What matters to you? Day on 6 June and calls for Chairman’s awards nominations.
  • 2 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 02 November 2015
    This Core Brief details an NHSGGC press release on the Director of Public Health biennial report: Back to Basics.
  • 2 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 02 November 2018
    This issue brings you an EU Nationality survey, Scottish Health Awards, The Herald Society Awards and the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare.
  • 2 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 02 October 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information from today’s (2 October) Annual Review.
  • 2 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 02 October 2018
    This issue details information on a record number of new nurse signings and a message from Medical Director Jennifer Armstrong.
  • 3 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 03 April 2019
    This issue details information on the EU Settlement Scheme officially opening; an update to medicines stock levels from the Brexit group and the New Gorbals Health and Care Centre officially opens.
  • 3 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 03 April 2020 (10.20am)
    This issue provides a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 3 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 03 August 2016
    An NHSGGC press release on a dramatic drop in child tooth extractions
  • 3 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 03 August 2018
    This issue brings your information on support for Palestinian children and a new Red Bag initiative.
  • 3 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 03 December 2019
    This issue asks you to confirm if you have received the flu jab at your GP or pharmacy and details information on Universal Credit.
  • 3 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 03 January 2018
    This issue brings you details of the information asset register.
  • 3 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 03 January 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 3 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 03 July 2019
    This issue brings you news of a new interim assistant director of finance acute, reminds staff about the business travel policy and informs staff of the risk of driving wearing an ID badge or lanyard.
  • 3 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 03 March 2017
    Providing information on "Back to the Future" conference for nurses and midwives, workplace journey challenge and the witness support available to staff.
  • 3 May 2018

    Core Brief - 03 May 2018
    This issue tells you how to get your own copy of the 70th anniversary logo and encourages bids for 70th anniversary funding.
  • 3 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 03 November 2015
    This Core Brief is an NHSGGC press release on an increased incidence of Serratia marcescens in the neonatal unit within the maternity unit linked to the RHC.
  • 3 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 03 November 2017
    Bringing you information on the Health and Safety roadshows, Scottish Healthcare Facilities awards, Parkinson's patients and Eastwood Health and Care Centre wins another award.
  • 3 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 03 October 2016
    This issue provides information on NHSGGC being hailed “a real gold-standard example for promoting sustainable travel options”.
  • 3 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 03 October 2017
    This issue brings your information on the annual review presentation video, Universal Feedback and Clinical Evidence.
  • 3 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 03 October 2019
    Bringing you news about the appointment of the new Director of Regional Services and we’ve recruited 450 new nurses.
  • 4 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 04 August 2016
    Information on new people management training programmes available via HRConnect.
  • 4 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 04 August 2016 (Annual Review)
    This issue details an NHSGGC press release on the Annual review held today.
  • 4 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 04 December 2018
    This issue brings you the latest on e-Payslips, Spiderman comes to the RHC, Patient Admin Transformation Programme update and a new Clear Desk Policy.
  • 4 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 04 July 2016
    Providing information on the appointment of new Board Members and the Vice Chair of NHSGGC.
  • 4 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 04 July 2018
    This issue of Core Brief calls for photographs from your 70th Anniversary events and brings you a security message from our colleagues in eHealth, details of awards from the Nursing Times and Louis Schmidt Laureate and a reminder of the SpeakUp! pharmacy campaign.
  • 4 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 04 July 2019
    This issue highlights the sustainability campaign, congratulates Sarah Everett who won the Patient’s Choice award at the RCNi Nurses Awards and encourages staff to complete their equal opportunities information on eESS.
  • 4 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 04 June 2019
    This Core Brief brings you news about JobTrain NHSScotland’s new recruitment system.
  • 4 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 04 June 2019 (1)
    This issue brings your news about new concussion guidance and an equality, diversity and human rights learnpro module.
  • 4 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 04 March 2020
    This issue brings you a round up from the Board meeting held on 25 February 2020.
  • 4 Nov 2016

    Core Brief - 04 November 2016
    This issue details a press release on a trio of NHSGGC award winners.
  • 4 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 04 October 2016
    This issue of Core Brief includes our response to the HEI inspection report on the Langlands Unit and provides information on The Renfrewshire Development Programme.
  • 4 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 04 October 2018
    This issue brings you news of the National flu campaign launch at the RAH and details of a realistic medicine survey.
  • 4 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 04 October 2019
    This issue brings you the Scottish Government press release on the “Impact of infection outbreaks on families”, new neuro theatres and Callenge poverty Week.
  • 4 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 04 September 2018
    This issue brigs you September eESS training dates, SPPA annual benefit statements and Our Health Heroes Awards.
  • 5 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 05 August 2016
    This issue provides information on a range of awards looking for NHS nominations.
  • 5 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 05 December 2018
    This issue of Core Brief brings you a message of thanks from Jane Grant, Chief Executive for all your efforts yesterday.
  • 5 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 05 February 2020
    This issue brings you information on team progress dashboards on Turas and eESS will be unavailable on 20 February.
  • 5 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 05 July 2016
    This issue details a message to all nurses and midwives on standards and professionalism.
  • 5 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 05 July 2018
    This issue is a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive on our celebrations for the 70th Anniversary.
  • 5 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 05 July 2019
    This issue updates staff on fire safety and brings you the latest NHSGGC news: Improving sleep within critical care, dementia patients encouraged to Ask for Help and a new counselling service for deaf people.
  • 5 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 05 June 2017
    This issue of Core Brief asks for staff to remain vigilant and feeds back on security issues that were raised.
  • 5 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 05 June 2018
    Informing staff of the kick off of 70th anniversary celebrations with “Lap the Gart” and a dementia champions event and it also reminds staff to complete their medicines waste survey.
  • 5 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 05 March 2019
    This issue brings the announcement of the co-chairs of for the QEUH review.
  • 5 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 05 March 2020
    This issue brings you news about pension changes and the Safer Information LearnPro module.
  • 5 May 2017

    Core Brief - 05 May 2017
    This issue provides information on the UK election guidance and an SPPA circular.
  • 5 May 2020

    Core Brief - 05 May 2020, 10.30am (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Introducing self-referral to testing for NHSGGC health and social care staff with COVID-19 symptoms, Collecting data on incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 positive patients, Updated clinical FAQs
  • 5 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 05 November 2015
    Detailing festive pay dates, 2016/17 public holidays and highlights a number of awards picked up by the organisation.
  • 5 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 05 October 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an NHSGGC news release on smoking cessation targets surpassed as more than 3,000 smokers quit.
  • 5 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 05 October 2017
    Bringing your information on the Director of nursing's open sessions, cyber security and team pick up top prize.
  • 5 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 05 September 2018
    This issue brings you information on new recruits, the appointment of a new chief of medicine and the QEUH will be glowing green this week.
  • 6 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 06 December 2016
    This issue provides information on the East Dunbartonshire HSCP move and highlights a new way for children to receive an MRI scan.
  • 6 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 06 December 2018
    This issue of Core Brief brings you an update on the paediatric cancer ward.
  • 6 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 06 February 2018
    This issue brings you information on statutory and mandatory training and BME engagement events.
  • 6 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 06 July 2016
    This issue details NHSGGC media statement on the HEI inspection report for VoL and provides an updated link to the Code of Conduct for staff.
  • 6 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 06 July 2018
    This issue brings you news of the celebrations that took place across the organisation marking the 70th Anniversary.
  • 6 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 06 June 2019
    This issue tells you about “What Matters to You? Day, sharps awareness and attendance management.
  • 6 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 06 June 2020, 10am (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Volunteer Week and Dementia Awareness Week – Message from Angela O’Neill, Deputy Nurse Director - Acute and Community Assessment Centres update
  • 6 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 06 March 2018
    Bringing you information on an incident at Gartnavel General, the appointment of a new Director of Allied Health Professions and iMatter/Dignity at Work.
  • 6 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 06 March 2019
    This issue reminds staff or the importance of security.
  • 6 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 06 March 2020
    Letter from Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, to all staff on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • 6 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 06 March 2020 (1)
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive on the developing international situation with Covid-19.
  • 6 May 2016

    Core Brief - 06 May 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the InS:PIRE team winning a BMJ award last night and a call for nominations for this year’s Chairman’s Awards.
  • 6 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 06 November 2015
    Staff are reminded about spam emails and provides links to two NHSGGC press releases.
  • 6 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 06 November 2019
    This issue brings you details of the UK General Election guidance and informs staff about mindfulness taster sessions.
  • 6 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 06 September 2016
    Queen Elizabeth University Hospital glows gold, school flu immunisation and NHS Organ Donation register.
  • 6 Sep 2019

    Core Brief - 06 September 2019
    This issue brings you news about staff flu vaccination, the topping out ceremony at Stobhill and the protocol for managing celebrity and VIP visits
  • 7 Dec 2015

    Core Brief - 07 December 2015
    This Core Brief is a Scottish Government press release on the dramatic drop in delayed discharge.
  • 7 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 07 December 2016
    This issue congratulates a team of radiographers who won a national award and provides details of a new scholarship for Band 6 nurses.
  • 7 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 07 February 2020
    This issue brings staff information on awareness sessions on the new Once for Scotland Workforce policies and we are seeking expressions of interest for confidential contacts.
  • 7 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 07 June 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a review of NHS targets.
  • 7 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 07 June 2017
    This issue of Core Brief includes a link to a generic ID Badge form and details where staff should return them to.
  • 7 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 07 June 2019
    This issue brings you news about the business travel policy and the digital maturity staff survey. It also reminds staff to get their Chairman’s awards nominations in!
  • 7 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 07 November 2017
    This issue brings your all the latest from last night's celebrating success event.
  • 7 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 07 November 2018
    This issue provides information on the Staff Health Strategy, flu and eESS.
  • 7 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 07 November 2019
    This issue brings you news about changes to the courier authorisation codes, Brexit sessions and a new LearnPro module.
  • 8 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 08 April 2016
    Highlighting the importance of patient confidentiality, uniform and dress policy and links to press release on new patient menus.
  • 8 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 08 April 2019
    This issue details Cleanliness claims – Sunday Post; Cowlairs Central Decontamination Unit praised; and GGC smashes milestone for keeping public informed on health matters.
  • 8 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 08 April 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update, 17.55pm)
    This issue brings you: Testing of household contacts with symptoms of COVID-19, Offer of 3D visors, Shielding, NHS Louisa Jordan update
  • 8 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 08 February 2017
    This issue of Core Brief includes information on Keith Redpath retiring and the national cervical screening campaign.
  • 8 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 08 January 2021, 4.15pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. We have received a fantastic uptake from staff for the COVID vaccination, with over 26,000 of you having already received the vaccine, or are scheduled to do so. We are also continuing the roll-out of the vaccination programme into our local communities, with GPs commencing the vaccination of members of the public aged 80 and over next week.
  • 8 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 08 March 2016
    Call for non-executive directors, Scottish Government press release on pay rise and information on NHSmail.
  • 8 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 08 March 2018
    This issue brings you a message from John Brown, Chairman and a Scottish Government press release on a suicide prevention plan.
  • 8 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 08 March 2019
    This issue details a HIS inspection report on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the Institute of Neurosciences and the Royal Hospital for Children.
  • 8 May 2017

    Core Brief - 08 May 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details the appointment of a new chief officer for West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
  • 8 May 2019

    Core Brief - 08 May 2019
    This issue brings you Election Guidance, National Day of Care Survey and the Staff Bursary Scheme is open.
  • 8 May 2020

    Core Brief - 08 May 2020, 4.35pm (Jane Grant, Chief Executive message)
    This issue provides a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 8 May 2020

    Core Brief - 08 May 2020, 5.05pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Referral to testing for NHSGGC health and social care staff with COVID-19 symptoms, NHSGGC Ethical Advice & Support Group, Volunteers, Mindful communication during COVID-19 and The Hospital Times
  • 8 Nov 2016

    Core Brief - 08 November 2016
    This issue provides information on last night's Celebrating Success Staff Awards event
  • 8 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 08 September 2016
    Engagement processes for five potential service changes
  • 8 Sep 2017

    Core Brief - 08 September 2017
    Bringing you information on a new induction video, the global address book, congrats to QEUH for winning Inspiring City award and video for kids coming into hosp reaches a million hits on YouTube.
  • 9 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 09 April 2020, 9.45am (Jane Grant update)
    This issue details an update from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 9 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 09 August 2018
    This issue details information on emergency department waiting times, security issue and Counter Fraud Services.
  • 9 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 09 February 2018
    This issue brings you information on the switchover to safer sharps devices.
  • 9 Jan 2017

    Core Brief - 09 January 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details an NHSGGC news release on RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).
  • 9 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 09 July 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the QEUH receiving the Unicef award and our medicines waste campaign.
  • 9 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 09 March 2016
    This issue provides information on National No Smoking Day and guidance on annual leave calculations.
  • 9 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 09 March 2016 (pm)
    This issue provides information on workplace pensions automatic re-enrolment.
  • 9 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 09 March 2018
    Bringing you news that our Tissue Viability team picked up an international award and its time to nominate your NHS heroes in this year's Chairman's Awards.
  • 9 May 2019

    Core Brief - 09 May 2019
    This issue details information on JobTrain – the new NHSScotland recruitment system.
  • 9 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 09 November 2018
    This issue brings you an important update for staff working within patient administration.
  • 9 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 09 October 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details an important message from nurse director Margaret McGuire on the non payment of NMC registration fees.
  • 9 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 09 October 2018
    This issue brings you news about the Employee Director picking up and award, a family and quiet room at the RAH and Scottish Government info on whistleblowing.
  • 9 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 09 October 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you news of our flu campaign – don’t infect, protect, and Scottish Government announces nursing and midwifery students bursary to rise.
  • 9 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 09 October 2019
    This issue brings you the latest Brexit communication and informs staff that there should be no faxing the Glasgow City Council.
  • 9 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 09 October 2020, 2.20ppm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    As you will be aware, the public flu vaccination programme is now underway. As we are heading into winter, I would strongly encourage you all to take the opportunity to be vaccinated.
  • 9 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 09 October 2020, 3.45pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: eESS (Electronic Employee Support System), New nurses take up post in RHC, Play in Hospital Week, • Congratulations to outstanding CTAP Coordinator and COVID 19 scams
  • 9 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 09 September 2016
    Scottish Government press release on health and social care targets review and highlighting our data Amnesty Month.
  • 1 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 1 April 2020 (Daily update)
    This issue of Core Brief details a COVID-19 update.
  • 1 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 1 April 2020 (Jane Grant message)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 1 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 1 December 2020 (4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Mass asymptomatic community testing for COVID-19; Remember to register for your flu vaccination; World AIDS Day; Bonus for health and social care staff; and Public Transport update.
  • 1 Feb 2016

    Core Brief - 1 February 2016
    This issue details information on workplace pensions – automatic re-enrolment 31 March 2016.
  • 1 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 1 February 2021, 8am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Making your R&R hubs safe, relaxing and enjoyable, eESS – Proxy Users/Data Breaches and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID update.
  • 1 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 1 July 2020 (12.05pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, on the launch of A Fairer NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde 2020-24.
  • 1 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 1 June 2021, 3.10pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Pay information, Person-centred care planning survey, Lateral Flow Testing survey, Volunteers Week: 1 – 7 June 2021, Pride Month – June 2021 and Beatson Cancer Centre launches new website.
  • 1 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 1 March 2018 (adverse weather)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message to all staff about their continued efforts during the adverse weather.
  • 1 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 1 March 2018 (Taxis)
    This issue of Core Brief details information with regards to taxis.
  • 1 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 1 March 2018 (weekly pay)
    This issue of Core Brief details information for weekly paid staff.
  • 1 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 1 March 2021 (5.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff testing and Lateral Flow testing; Asymptomatic testing; Project Period; COVID-19 Risk Assessment; and Transport Update.
  • 1 May 2020

    Core Brief - 1 May 2020 (4.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Face Fit Testing Programme for FFP3 masks and Cavell Nurses Trust.
  • 1 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 1 October 2020 (5.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Remember to register for your flu vaccination; Protective Personal Equipment (PPE); Updated COVID-19 FAQs; and Quitober.
  • 1 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 1 September 2020 (7.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Local restrictions announced for Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire.
  • 10 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 10 April 2019
    This issue of Core Brief talks about a Swedish delegation visiting the RAH, provides a Brexit update and reminds staff to get there nominations in to the Chairman’s Awards.
  • 10 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 10 April 2019 (1)
    This issue of Core Brief provides a statement on Staphylococcus aureus and a new report on Glasgow HIV outbreak is welcomed.
  • 10 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 10 April 2020 (12.10pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant.
  • 10 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 10 April 2020 (5.35pm)
    This issue of Core Brief includes: Easter PPE stock, Message from Director of Nursing and Interim Board Meeting.
  • 10 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 10 August 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details an update about the QEUH.
  • 10 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 10 August 2020 (14.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Introduction of Reusable Respirators; Life on the Frontline; and Car parks reminder.
  • 10 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 10 December 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details the Medicines Waste survey.
  • 10 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 10 December 2019
    This issue details a parliamentary statement: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital update and our response from the Chairman.
  • 10 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 10 December 2020 (4.05pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, Dr Bob Docking Life on the Frontline and congratulations our Scottish Health Awards winners.
  • 10 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 10 February 2017
    This issue of Core Brief includes information on new guidance issued on the use of e-cigarettes on NHS grounds and the St Mungo’s Medal revived after 70 years.
  • 10 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 10 February 2021 (3.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Remember to Social Distance outside of work too; Mental Health Check In; Hiring Managers - statutory and mandatory training (LearnPro); New guide for people recovering from COVID-19; and Appraisal Activity.
  • 10 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 10 January 2019
    This issue brings you the latest news on the acceptable use policy and Stobhill and Greenock take next steps.
  • 10 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 10 July 2019
    This issue brings you news of an eHealth revolution, Small Change Matters survey and the Chairman’s Awards.
  • 10 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 10 June 2016
    This issue wishes a happy first birthday to the Royal Hospital for Children, details the latest Project SEARCH graduates and encourages staff to complete the HIV anti stigma survey.
  • 10 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 10 June 2020 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Skin Care Service; NHS.Net closure; and Family of cancer patient takes to the skies to thank his doctor.
  • 10 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 10 June 2021, 2.30pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Carers Week – Carers in the workforce, Child Safety Week, Evaluating COVID-19 vaccine boosters and NHS Credit Union.
  • 10 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 10 March 2017
    This issue provides information on the communications team "win" at Murrayfield and calls for staff bursary applications.
  • 10 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 10 March 2021 (4.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: EU Settlement Scheme – time is running out; Asymptomatic testing; Renal Transplant Coordinators and Nurses Highly Commended; and Working from Home.
  • 10 May 2020

    Core Brief - 10 May 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this afternoon’s Core Brief: Important notice: Discontinue use of Tiger Medical Products Eyewear in COVID-19 setting.
  • 10 May 2021

    Core Brief - 10 May 2021 (Daily update 3.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: It’s Green Health Week! (8 – 16 May 2021); Public Transport update; and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19 - update.
  • 10 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 10 November 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on another award win; get tickets for this year's Christmas Concert; senior doctor calls for sugar free drinks for children; and be cyber aware.
  • 10 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 10 November 2020 (2.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 testing; Social distancing in the workplace; NHSGGC statement on two HIS reports published today; and Child Protection update.
  • 10 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 10 October 2017
    Bringing you information on the QEUH HIS inspection and details Director of Nursing's open session.
  • 10 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 10 October 2018
    This issue brings your information about Brexit and our Food, fluid and nutrition campaign.
  • 10 Sep 2019

    Core Brief - 10 September 2019
    This issue brings you information on sharps safety training.
  • 10 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 10 September 2020 (5.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Protect Scotland app launches; Give & Go; Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September; Organ Donation Week, 7 – 13 September; and Everyone Matters Pulse Survey.
  • 11 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 11 August 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an update on the water supply problem at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Data Protection Training.
  • 11 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 11 August 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details two NHSGGC news releases.
  • 11 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 11 August 2020 (4.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Over 55s needed for vaccine trial in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Staff communications survey 2020.
  • 11 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 11 December 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on Flu Fighters coming to your workplace and the Director of Property, Procurement and Facilities Management leaving post.
  • 11 Dec 2018

    Core brief - 11 December 2018
    This issue brings you a latest update on e-Payslips, a new campaign about when NOT to attend ED and the Festive Guide.
  • 11 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 11 December 2019
    This issue tells staff about GRI celebrating its 225th birthday and reminds staff of a few basic fire safety measures that you should be aware of to ensure a fire safe festive period.
  • 11 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 11 December 2020 (8.22pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting restrictions update – Inverclyde Royal Hospital.
  • 11 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 11 December 2020, 2.20pm (Message from Jeane Freeman MSP)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message to all staff from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
  • 11 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 11 December 2020, 5.15pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Staff testing I for patient-facing staff, Patient visiting restrictions, Scottish Health Awards – Congratulations to Dr Mun Woo, Everyone Matters Pulse survey results and reports and Counter Fraud Services - £500 bonus payment scam
  • 11 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 11 February 2019
    This issue of Core Brief includes a Staff Brexit communication.
  • 11 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 11 February 2021 (5.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: One million people vaccinated; FFP3 mask: 3M 1863 – Important Information; Anticipatory Care Planning – New LearnPro; and New clinical trial to test a respiratory monitoring service for COVID-19 patients.
  • 11 Jan 2017

    Core Brief - 11 January 2017
    This issue details NHSGGC's statement on the HEI report on the Princess Royal Maternity.
  • 11 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 11 January 2018
    This issue brings you information on the call for NHSScotland poster abstracts.
  • 11 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 11 June 2018
    This issue includes: First Minister announces 3% rise for majority of healthcare staff; Queen’s Birthday Honours List; Congratulations; and Hospital staff swing into action.
  • 11 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 11 June 2019
    This issue brings you news of a prestigious medical prize being won and the staff black and minority ethnic network.
  • 11 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 11 June 2020 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Message from Anne MacPherson, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development; Transport update; and Support for carers.
  • 11 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 11 June 2020 (5.15pm)
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: testing of Care Home residents and staff.
  • 11 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 11 June 2021, 12.25pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Test Kits – ordering on PECOS, What Matters To You Day? – Thank you, Carers Week – Supporting Carers Everyday, Message from Health and Safety – Remember to adhere to maximum occupancy and Refugee Week 14-20 June – Film and discussion.
  • 11 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 11 March 2019
    This issue updates on the NHSGGC Annual Review which took place today (Monday 11 March).
  • 11 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 11 March 2021 (4.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: We’ve had the COVID vaccination!; Message from the HR COVID Support Team: Scottish Government COVID £500 Payment and Long COVID Attendance Meetings; Social Distancing Action Plan; and Active Staff returns to the great outdoors!
  • 11 May 2018

    Core Brief - 11 May 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the first nursing and midwifery Professional Governance Event: Shieldhall Road closure; Mental Health Awareness Week; and International Nurses Day.
  • 11 May 2020

    Core Brief - 11 May 2020 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Medical and Dental Workforce; Referral to testing for NHSGGC health and social care staff with COVID-19 symptoms; New resources for staff, carers, volunteers and their families; Choir video reaches Australia; and Movement and breathing sessions for staff.
  • 11 May 2021

    Core Brief - 11 May 2021 (Daily update 2.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: A message from Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health; Green Health and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; Your Active Staff online and out in the great outdoors; and Clyde Tunnel Roadworks – 17-19 May.
  • 11 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 11 November 2020 (4.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID-19 isolation advice for households; Advanced Practice Week - 8-14 November 2020; NHSGGC achieves Living Wage Accreditation.
  • 11 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 11 October 2018
    This issue brings to your attention the switchover of safer sharps, have you had you flu jab – Marie Farrell (Director of Clyde) has, West Dunbartonshire picks up at UNICEF Gold award.
  • 11 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 11 October 2019
    This issue brings you a message from Jonathan Best and Anne MacPherson regarding sharps safety trains, moving and handling and falls training.
  • 12 Apr 2017

    Core Brief - 12 April 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details a new booking system for the staff bank; two NHSGGC news releases : election guidance reminder; and a Scottish Government news release.
  • 12 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 12 April 2019
    This issue of Core Brief brings you news of the biggest cyber threat – Phishing!
  • 12 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 12 April 2021 (Daily update 3.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing – Message from Jason Leitch; Staff Disability Forum Meeting via Microsoft Teams; COVID-19: Duke of Edinburgh Mourning Guidance; and COVID-19 vaccine information videos.
  • 12 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 12 August 2016
    This issue of Core Brief updates staff on the water supply issue at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
  • 12 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 12 December 2018
    This issue brings you details of the new email usage policy.
  • 12 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 12 February 2020
    This issue focuses on the Once for Scotland Workforce policy – Attendance Management.
  • 12 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 12 February 2021, 5.45pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this message Jane talks about battling the elements, supplies of COVID vaccine affected by a temporary reduction and our communications team visited one of our mass vaccination centres - see our Faces of Hope series on our social media channels.
  • 12 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 12 July 2016
    This issue provides information on the new Eastwood Health and Care Centre and bereavement resources to support staff.
  • 12 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 12 July 2017
    This issue of Core Brief is a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, on insulation panels at the QEUH.
  • 12 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 12 July 2018
    Bringing you information about improving junior doctors’ working lives, we join Pride for sixth year, patient identifiable data, Chairman’s Awards and SpeakUp! our pharmacy waste campaign.
  • 12 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 12 July 2019
    This issue talks about taxi authorisation changes, physiotherapists sharing best practice and the Small Change Matters survey.
  • 12 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 12 June 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on a new upgraded booking system for the staff bank.
  • 12 Jun 2020

    Core Brief 12 June 2020 (5.30pm)
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Black Lives Matter campaign
  • 12 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 12 March 2020
    Staff update on COVID-19 As we move from a period of preparing for COVID-19 to now managing the response to the situation, we are stepping up our communications with staff to ensure you have all the information you need.
  • 12 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 12 March 2021 (Daily update, 2pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC Statement on the UK recall of Becton Dickinson Infusion Sets.
  • 12 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 12 March 2021, 5.05pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    We have reached a significant milestone with over 400,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered. I also want to thank our staff who took part in a video to encourage more people from our BAME communities to receive the COVID vaccine.
  • 12 May 2016

    Core Brief - 12 May 2016
    This issue of Core Brief celebrates International Nurses Day.
  • 12 May 2017

    Core Brief - 12 May 2017
    This issue highlights a nursing and midwifery conference and the 2017 Chairman's Awards.
  • 12 May 2020

    Core Brief - 12 May 2020
    This issue of Core Brief celebrates International Nurses Day.
  • 12 May 2020

    Core Brief - 12 May 2020 (4.55pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant.
  • 12 May 2020

    Core Brief - 12 May 2020 (5.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: New clinical app for COVID-19 rolled out to Community Assessment Centres; NHS Mail Accounts NHS.net – Communications; Staff suggestions; New resources for staff, carers, volunteers and their families; and Transport update.
  • 12 May 2021

    Core Brief - 12 May 2021 (Daily update 5.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: International Nurses Day celebrations; Office 365 training opportunity; and Green Health and Active Travel.
  • 12 May 2021

    Core Brief - 12 May 2021 (Daily update 8.15am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: International Nurses Day 2021.
  • 12 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 12 November 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the staff flu campaign and eESS.
  • 12 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 12 November 2019
    This issue brings you the latest news on our staff flu vaccination programme.
  • 12 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 12 October 2016
    This issue provides information on the Self Management Awards and the Sandyford consultation.
  • 12 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 12 October 2017
    Bringing you information on a volunteer who has 500 hours of volunteering, children's teeth sparkle and superheroes at RHC.
  • 12 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 12 October 2020 (5.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety Training – Protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors; An MBE for Debbie Barnett; Treatment Escalation Plans; and Information Governance Training/
  • 13 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 13 April 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on endowments reassurance.
  • 13 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 13 April 2021 (Daily update 5.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Artificial Intelligence used to automate assessment of the ‘asbestos cancer’, Mesothelioma; Active Staff survey; Public Transport update; and Health and Safety message - Monitoring COVID control measures.
  • 13 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 13 August 2020, 11.20am (Message from Jane Grant)
    Message from Jane Grant: Jane thanks the Test and Protect Service and reminds staff to take steps to protect ourselves and others from getting the virus.
  • 13 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 13 December 2016
    This issue of Core Brief includes information on the temporary transfer of West Glasgow MIU to the QEUH and the redesign of key cancer services.
  • 13 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 13 December 2017
    Bringing you a Scottish Government press release on funding and a thank you from the Chief Executive to everyone who has had their flu jab.
  • 13 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 13 December 2019
    This issue brings you news about Recycling Employers Contributions (REC) Scheme Financial Information Sessions being held in December.
  • 13 Jan 2017

    Core Brief - 13 January 2017
    This issue provides information on the HSE inspections and NHSScotland Event 2017 call for posters.
  • 13 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 13 January 2021 (10.50am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID Vaccinations – Sharing of booking link; Lateral Flow Testing; Infection Protection and Control Quality Improvement (IPCQI) Network; Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Services – Open for Referrals; and Email correction.
  • 13 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 13 July 2017
    Bringing you news of our new director of ehealth, meet our board nurse director and 2030 nursing vision.
  • 13 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 13 July 2020 (2.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting reminder; Minor Injuries Unit (MIU – New Victoria); Near Me/Attend Anywhere; and Transport.
  • 13 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 13 March 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information about the Staff Bursary scheme; new Data Protection regulations; the St Mungo’s Award winner; and RHC celebrates 365 days of vCreate.
  • 13 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 13 March 2019
    This issue brings your information on the launch of the 2019 Chairman's Awards and details potential savings from postage.
  • 13 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 13 March 2020
    This issue brings you news about A Great Place to Work: iMatter 2020, Fire Safety training reminder and the Staff Bursary is now open.
  • 13 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 13 March 2020 (1)
    We have received a number of enquires via our new dedicated email account [email protected] and thought it would be helpful to share information on these issues with all staff.
  • 13 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 13 March 2020 (2)
    As part of contingency planning to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, the following restrictions are now in place for visitors.
  • 13 May 2016

    Core Brief - 13 May 2016
    This issue provides information on fire safety and a new home technology offer for staff.
  • 13 May 2020

    Core Brief - 13 May 2020 (11.55am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline and Infographic on reusable eye protection.
  • 13 May 2021

    Core Brief - 13 May 2021 (Daily update 4.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Queen’s Nurse title for Fiona Ralph; Improving green space access around the QEUH; and Green Health Week What We're Doing.
  • 13 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 13 November 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details proposed new contract for GPs and an NHSGGC news release on COPD patient who praises treatment.
  • 13 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 13 November 2018
    This issue brings you the latest edition of Health News, improving care for neurological conditions and the latest on eESS.
  • 13 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 13 October 2017
    This issue provides information on flu and details Scottish Health Awards shortlist.
  • 13 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 13 October 2020 (4.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Use of face coverings on our sites; New nurses in the spotlight; For those who support student nurses – It’s TIME to TRANSITION to the new NMC roles; Give & Go; and MBE award for Asgher Mohammed.
  • 13 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 13 September 2018
    This issue brings you news about CAMHS waiting times target, Glasgow City HSCP joins fight to stub out smoking, Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry and the witness liaison service.
  • 14 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 14 April 2020 ( Daily update 4.00pm)
    This issue of Core Brief includes: Working from Home Guidance; Test of change on PPE decontamination and Sessional Use of PPE.
  • 14 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 14 April 2020 (5.00pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 14 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 14 April 2021 (Daily update 3.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing – updated FAQs; Staff COVID vaccination; and Message from Health and Safety - Social Distancing – Adhere to maximum occupancy.
  • 14 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 14 August 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the provision of drinking water.
  • 14 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 14 December 2017
    Bringing your information on transforming public procurement and the RCNi awards.
  • 14 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 14 December 2018
    This issue details information on NHSScotland event poster abstracts and Medicines Waste campaign.
  • 14 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 14 December 2020 (12.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID-19 staff vaccination programme and GenOMICC first report.
  • 14 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 14 February 2018
    This issue brings you important information on Sharps LearnPro modules and highlights the latest edition of HealthNews.
  • 14 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 14 February 2018 (1)
    Bringing you information on the HIS report into Gartnavel General Hospital and details information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • 14 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 14 February 2019
    This issue details information on a Scottish Government news release on improving maternity and neonatal care.
  • 14 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 14 February 2019 (MFT & LearnPro)
    This issue details information on the MFT staff event on 18 February and LearnPro modules.
  • 14 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 14 February 2020
    This issue brings you news about data breaches.
  • 14 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 14 February 2020 (1)
    This issue brings you news about the acute services leadership team.
  • 14 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 14 January 2016
    This issue calls for poster abstracts for the 2016 NHSScotland Event and provides links to the latest NHSGGC press releases.
  • 14 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 14 January 2016 (1)
    This issue provides information on media coverage on potential efficiency savings.
  • 14 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 14 January 2021 (4.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Elderly care home vaccinations complete across GGC; Counter Fraud Services - £500 bonus payment scam; and Public Transport provision.
  • 14 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 14 July 2020, 3.05pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline, RHC Health Play Specialist nominated for top award, Testing figures reach major milestone, Jobtrain recruitment system upgrade, Sustainability survey
  • 14 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 14 June 2016
    This issue of Core Brief includes information on Delirium Week and the Staff Travel Survey.
  • 14 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 14 June 2018
    This issue brings you the Scottish Government's vision for Scotland's health and record numbers join the Involving People Network.
  • 14 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 14 March 2016
    This issue details important changes to National Insurance contributions from 6 April 2016.
  • 14 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 14 March 2019
    This issue brings you the remarkable story of the 100th child in Scotland to receive a kidney from a living donor and details a medical student’s prestigious award win.
  • 14 May 2018

    Core Brief - 14 May 2018
    This issue of Core Brief features the latest edition of Health News and information on Learning Disability Week.
  • 14 May 2019

    Core Brief - 14 May 2019
    This issue of details information on Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios stats.
  • 14 May 2020

    Core Brief - 14 May 2020 (5.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Social Distancing Guidelines at Work; Video service vCreate expanded to help families stay in touch with patients in hospital during COVID-19; Support from Speech & Language Therapists; Call for NHSGGC staff to take part in research study; and Bus service provision to hospitals.
  • 14 May 2021

    Core Brief - 14 May 2021 (Daily update, 11.30am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Pulse Survey – Lateral Flow, Green Health Week - What We’re Doing, Interruption to Telephone Interpreting Service and Your Hospital Live Arts events
  • 14 May 2021

    Core Brief - 14 May 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 2pm)
    In this Brief Jane talks about: International Nurse Day, Mental Health Week, Green Health Week, Greenock Health Centre reaches final stage of preparation and COVID cases in Glasgow rise.
  • 14 Oct 2015

    Core Brief - 14 November 2015
    Nurses and midwives reminded of the importance of revalidation and West Dunbartonshire HSCP congratulated on being shortlisted in The Herald Society Awards.
  • 14 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 14 November 2017
    Bringing you news on Dignity at Work and another round of awards.
  • 14 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 14 October 2016
    NHSGGC wins Innovation in Youth Employment award and details of our Records Management Plan.
  • 14 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 14 October 2020 (1.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: National Allied Health Professions Day and We need you to protect yourself, patients, family and friends.
  • 14 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 14 September 2016
    This issue of Core Brief provides information on important changes to eExpenses and Data Amnesty Month.
  • 14 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 14 September 2020 (5.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety Training – Protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors; NHS.net migration to Office 365; and Scotland’s Climate Week, 14-20 September.
  • 15 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 15 April 2020 (5.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Update on Testing for Household Members and Staff with COVID-19 symptoms; Clinical trial update: RECOVERY; Office 365 Teams - Governance Guidance and Best Practice and Fire Safety during COVID-19.
  • 15 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 15 April 2021 (Daily update 12.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing – Alan McClean; HR COVID Support Team update - Returning Shielders; SSTS / eESS reminder; and The Greenock Telegraph Health & Care Awards 2021.
  • 15 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 15 August 2018
    This issue details information on: new support for patients fighting pancreatic cancer; dental hospital donated to Malawi; and the Scottish Health Awards.
  • 15 Dec 2015

    Core Brief - 15 December 2015
    This issue provides an update on discussions from today's Board meeting.
  • 15 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 15 December 2016
    HealthNews is out NOW featuring some of our staff who will be working on Christmas Day and details a Scottish Government press release on better access to new medicines.
  • 15 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 15 December 2016 (1)
    This issue provides information on the December Board meeting.
  • 15 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 15 December 2020 (11.30am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral flow testing available for patient-facing staff and Scottish Health Awards – Congratulations to the vCreate COVID-19 Project Team.
  • 15 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 15 February 2017
    This issue of Core Brief provides information on the HSE visit and links to an NHSGGC press release on new £40M Parkhead Health & Social Care Hub confirmed as Glasgow HSCP priority.
  • 15 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 15 February 2021, 2.25pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID vaccination – second dose for staff, Life on the Frontline – Gillian Lindsay, Successful HEPMA pilot paves the way for GGC-wide rollout and Social Distancing Action Plan.
  • 15 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 15 February 2021, 4pm (Daily update - message from eHealth)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Clinical Portal disruption last week - message from eHealth
  • 15 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 15 January 2016
    This issue is a statement by the Chairman on finance.
  • 15 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 15 January 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the flu vaccination for staff and links to your January Staff Newsletter.
  • 15 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 15 January 2021, 3.45pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    We continue to be exceptionally busy across all of our sites and services. There are some clear challenges faced by our teams in terms of managing the number of COVID patients being admitted to our hospitals, COVID vaccinations continue to be rolled out across our area at pace and likewise, our staff vaccination programme is moving forward rapidly.
  • 15 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 15 July 2020 (10.15am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Care Home Day – 15 July; Quarantine (Self-Isolation) for staff returning to the UK; and Launch of NMC web hub of supporting information and materials on its standards.
  • 15 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 15 June 2016
    This issue includes a message from the Chief Executive about the return of our Director of Public Health and details a Scottish Government press release on Trauma Network.
  • 15 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 15 June 2018
    This issue brings you information on a domestic abuse film, encourges entries into the Chairman's Awards and Jim Meighan, chaplain talks to SN about a hospitals' choir.
  • 15 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 15 June 2020 (11.45am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Report from the Independent Review of the QEUH campus.
  • 15 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 15 June 2021 (Daily update 3.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Person-Centred Care Planning Survey - Reminder; Credentials Compromise; and 17 June is International Clean Air Day.
  • 15 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 15 June 2021, 10.55am (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this Brief Jane talks about: The Queen’s Birthday Honours, last week marked six months since we administered our first COVID vaccination, What Matters to You Day and the launch of the Pride Pledge and Badge,
  • 15 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 15 March 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on World Delirium Day and lists which sites we have awareness stands at today; and we highlight what we are doing to tackle stress in the workplace.
  • 15 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 15 March 2021 (6.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing; COVID-19 Vaccination for Unpaid Carers – Self-Referral Process; COVID-19 vaccination programme – we want to hear your views; SIREN study; and M8 roadworks.
  • 15 May 2020

    Core Brief - 15 May 2020 (4.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Referral to testing for NHSGGC health and social care staff with COVID-19 symptoms; Bereavement resources now available; GRI Emergency Department’s thank you to the children; McNair Ward Artwork; and ScotRail update.
  • 15 May 2020

    Core Brief - 15 May 2020 (5.00pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 15 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 15 November 2017
    Bringing you your staff newsletter and two Scottish Government press releases; Sir Harry Burns NHS target review and minimum pricing.
  • 15 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 15 October 2018
    This issue details NHSGGC in the news; sharps safety devices on behalf of procurement; and don’t infect, protect.
  • 15 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 15 October 2020 (3.45pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, about the public flu vaccination programme and car parking on NHSGGC sites.
  • 15 Sep 2017

    Core Brief - 15 September 2017
    This issue brings your information on the importance of ID badges, QEUH cladding update and RAH HEI inspection report.
  • 15 Sep 2017

    Core Brief - 15 September 2017 (1)
    This issue brings you information QEUH awards, modern apprentices and an amended link for an earlier Core Brief.
  • 15 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 15 September 2020 (3.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Everyone Matters Pulse Survey – message from Alan Cowan and Dorothy McErlean and Fire is Everyone’s Business!
  • 18 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 16 April 2016
    This issue of Core Brief includes a warning to drug injectors as HIV infections increase.
  • 16 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 16 April 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on cyber resilience – the ‘One Reset’ you need to protect your emails from hackers.
  • 16 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 16 April 2019
    This issue brings you an update from today's Board meeting.
  • 16 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 16 April 2020 (4.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: A message from the Director of Nursing and Deputy Nurse Director – Acute Services; Social Distancing Guidelines at Work; Bereavement support and NHS Louisa Jordan update.
  • 16 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 16 April 2021, 12.45pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Greenock Telegraph Health and Care Awards 2021
  • 16 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 16 April 2021, 2pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this issue Jane talks about the winners at last night's Greenock Telegraph awards, COVID restrictions easing, lateral flow and Ramadan starts this week and she sends her best wishes to all our Muslim colleagues.
  • 16 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 16 August 2016
    This issue details an NHSGGC press release on an item discussed at today’s Board meeting.
  • 16 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 16 August 2016 (Board update)
    This issue of Core Brief provides information from today’s Board meeting.
  • 16 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 16 August 2019
    This issue details information on the Staff Flu Vaccination Programme and a Brexit update.
  • 16 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 16 December 2016
    Providing an update on Chief Executive recruitment, the Interim Acute Division Chief Operating Officer and the use of premium rate agency for supplementary staffing.
  • 16 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 16 December 2019
    This edition brings you the full media statement on the QEUH inspection from Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
  • 16 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 16 December 2020 (12.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing - Remember to Register; COVID Vaccinations – Appointment registration; Data Protection and Subject Access Requests; Scottish Health Awards – Congratulations to Pauline Grose; and The Cambridges' Christmas card to the NHS.
  • 16 Feb 2016

    Core Brief - 16 February 2016
    This issue provides and update from today's Board meeting.
  • 16 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 16 February 2018
    This issue brings you news of two awards; The Dundas medal awarded to specialist palliative care and a clinical nurse specialist the only finalist in the British Journal of Nursing awards
  • 16 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 16 February 2021, 5.05pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow testing – symptoms top test, Life on the Frontline – contact tracers, COVID-19 Social Distancing and Workplace Assessment Audit, Active Staff goes online! and Transport update.
  • 16 Jan 2017

    Core Brief - 16 January 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details the official opening of Maryhill Health & Care Centre.
  • 16 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 16 January 2020
    This issue of Core Brief details information on Rowanbank receiving a positive report.
  • 16 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 16 July 2018
    This issue brings you information on the 70th Anniversary celebrations, the Chairman’s Awards and William Cullen Prize and eEES is now on LearnPro.
  • 16 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 16 July 2020 (4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Anne MacPherson, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development; Staff Disability Forum Virtual Meeting; Welfare Hubs get the thumbs up from NHSGGC staff; and Navigator Project returns to QEUH.
  • 16 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 16 June 2017
    This edition brings you the latest news from our most recent Board meeting (15 June).
  • 16 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 16 June 2017 (1)
    Brings you news of Eastwood Health and Care Centre's latest awards success and details of how to get you hands on the latest health news.
  • 16 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 16 June 2020 (5.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Deputy Director of Communications appointed; Transport update; and What matters to you, matters to us.
  • 16 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 16 June 2021 (Daily update 5.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: New Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care Humza Yousaf visits GRI; Social Distancing Champion talks about her experience; and International Clean Air Day.
  • 16 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 16 March 2018
    This issue provides a media statement on the water system at RHC.
  • 16 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 16 March 2020
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive The response that has already been required of staff in the face of the fast moving COVID-19 situation has been immense. These are challenging and difficult times for us all and the commitment and professionalism shown by everyone is admirable and hugely appreciated. I want to thank everyone for working hard under these trying circumstances.
  • 16 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 16 March 2020 (1)
    Daily COVID-19 update - We are committed to ensuring that staff have the information you need to know what to do and how to respond to the current COVID-19 situation.
  • 16 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 16 March 2021 (11.45am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Zain Khan; Young Carers Action Day – 16 March 2021; In the time of Covid it's still TIME for Delirium care. Recognise our Delirium Superheros this World Delirium Awareness Day - 17 March 2021; and Social distancing in the workplace.
  • 16 May 2016

    Core Brief - 16 May 2016
    This issue announces the opening of the new HR Support and Advice Unit.
  • 16 May 2018

    Core Brief - 16 May 2018
    Bringing you information on clinical portal changes, mental health week and the Chairman's Awards.
  • 16 May 2019

    Core Brief - 16 May 2019
    This issue details information on new appointments and ruling on inaccurate report in Daily Record.
  • 16 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 16 November 2015
    Information on the Celebrating Success Staff Awards event held tonight (16 November).
  • 16 Nov 2016

    Core Brief - 16 November 2016
    This issue provides information on the Christmas and New Year pay arrangements and details the 2017/18 Public Holidays.
  • 16 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 16 November 2018
    This issue brings you information on falls prevention training and the care assurance improvement resource dashboard.
  • 16 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 16 November 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you information about the temporary closure of the Cowlairs decontamination unit.
  • 16 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 16 November 2020 (4.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing Support and Active Wards Receive Donation from Paths for All.
  • 16 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 16 October 2018
    This issue lets staff know that eESS is going LIVE and provides information on flu.
  • 16 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 16 October 2019
    This issue brings you the latest Brexit news and details of the smokefree learnpro module.
  • 16 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 16 October 2020, 4.40pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Appointment of Interim Director of Clyde and COVID-19 isolation advice for households
  • 16 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 16 September 2020 (4.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Everyone Matters Pulse Survey; Push to restart hundreds of research trials and start dozens of new ones; and NHS Spitfire – 17 September 2020.
  • 17 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 17 April 2018
    This issue brings you an update from today's Board meeting.
  • 17 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 17 April 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief include: Face fit testing – military assistance, Update on PPE guidance, Daniel Carter, Consultant in Public Health Medicine video, Critical care communication chart
  • 17 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 17 April, 4.35pm (Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This issue provides a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 17 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 17 August 2018
    This issue includes information on three MWC reports; Healthy and Active Workplace awards shortlist; HMRC spam emails and Speak Up! our medicines waste campaign.
  • 17 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 17 August 2018 (2)
    This issue details information on the pay rise for NHS workers and eESS management hierarchy.
  • 17 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 17 December 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details information from today’s Board meeting.
  • 17 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 17 December 2020 (3.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Everyone Matters Pulse Survey Report 2020; Staff COVID vaccinations; ICU choir joins the race for Christmas number one; Scottish Health Awards – Congratulations to Alex Kane; Merry Cyber Christmas: Online Shopping; and Festive Public Transport Information.
  • 17 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 17 February 2021 (5.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow testing – symptoms top test update; Glasgow Early Treatment Arm Favipiravir (GETAFIX); Flow Navigation Hub – update; and Life on the Frontline – contact tracers.
  • 17 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 17 January 2018
    This brings you information on the adverse weather policy.
  • 17 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 17 January 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 17 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 17 January 2019
    This issue brings you the latest information on ePayslips and we’re leading the way on asset management.
  • 17 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 17 July 2020, 10.15am (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    A lack of visitors has been one of the most difficult elements of the COVID situation and staff wellbeing is hugely important to us.
  • 17 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 17 June 2019
    This issue details information on the Save a Life for Scotland campaign and the Chairman’s Awards.
  • 17 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 17 June 2020 (5.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Guidance on Social Distancing within the Workplace and COVID-19 - Research update.
  • 17 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 17 June 2020 (7.30am)
    In this issue Jane thanks the Virology and Mortuary teams.
  • 17 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 17 June 2021 (Daily update 11.30am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Inverclyde Chief Officer appointed as Chief Executive, Inverclyde Council.
  • 17 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 17 June 2021 (Daily update 2.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Information for deaf or hearing impaired patients; Person-Centred Care Webinars; Social Distancing in the Workplace – Stay COVID safe; and Today is International Clean Air Day.
  • 17 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 17 March 2021 (3.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing; GP Out of Hours service; Wellbeing webinars; and New FFP3 mask - Important Information.
  • 17 May 2019

    Core Brief - 17 May 2019
    This issue brings you information on the appointment of the new interim Director of Glasgow HSCP.
  • 17 May 2021

    Core Brief - 17 May 2021 (Daily update 6.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: New Staff – COVID vaccination; Opening of the new Greenock Health and Care Centre; Saturday GP Out of Hours service reinstated at Inverclyde Royal Hospital; GRI staff have been busy bees; and To round off Green Health Week.
  • 17 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 17 November 2015
    Celebrating success staff awards event held last night (16 November).
  • 17 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 17 November 2017
    This issue brings you news on safer sharps and World Prematurity Day.
  • 17 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 17 November 2020 (1.55pm)
    Topics in the Core Brief: Renfrewshire HSCP – Interim Chief Officer appointed.
  • 17 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 17 November 2020 (4.15pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant on today's Tier 4 announcement.
  • 17 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 17 October 2018
    The Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde met yesterday, Tuesday 16 October 2018. All the papers are available on on website at: www.nhsggc.org.uk Here is a summary of key items discussed at today’s meeting.
  • 17 Sep 2019

    Core Brief - 17 September 2019
    This issue details information on The Scottish Government announcing a Public Inquiry into the RHCYP and the QEUH sites.
  • 17 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 17 September 2020 (3.05pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant on World Patient Safety Day.
  • 18 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 18 April 2018
    This issue brings your details of the Beatson Documentary airing on 25 April and the Chairman's Awards.
  • 18 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 18 April 2019
    This issue of Core Brief brings you the news that GRI is world class and we’re raising awareness of sepsis.
  • 18 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 18 August 2016
    Information on developing GP services, the William Cullen Prize and over 600 facilities staff take part in dedicated communications training
  • 18 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 18 December 2018
    This issue details information on Carer's Dementia cafe and Medicines Waste campaign.
  • 18 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 18 December 2018 (Board)
    This issue bring you the latest news from today's Board meeting.
  • 18 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 18 December 2020 (Daily update, 4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing Programme, COVID Vaccination Appointments - fully booked, BAME Network, Scottish Health Awards – Volunteers Award, Car Parking - GRI and Festive cheer from RHC.
  • 18 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 18 December 2020 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 3.35pm)
    In this issue Jane talks about Gartnavel General being one of the first regional hubs for COVID testing.
  • 18 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 18 February 2020
    This issue brings you the latest on the Once for Scotland Workforce policies – Bullying and Harassment.
  • 18 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 18 February 2021 (4.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff Listening Service; Schools Reopening and Childcare; Adult mental health ward praised for providing excellent care during the pandemic; and Life on the Frontline – contact tracers.
  • 18 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 18 January 2016
    This Core Brief details an NHSGGC statement on the Gartnavel General Hospital HEI report.
  • 18 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 18 January 2018
    This issue brings you the historic news on the new GP contract.
  • 18 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 18 January 2019
    This issue reminds staff of the importance of knowing what to do when a needlestick injury occurs and provides a message from Jeanne Freeman about EU Exit.
  • 18 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 18 January 2021 (6.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Face coverings and face masks; Super Saturday vaccinations; and Louisa Jordan Hospital parking charges.
  • 18 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 18 July 2017
    Bringing you a message from the Chairman on services at IRH, highlighting Scottish Government whistleblowing alert line and reminding staff of the closing date for the Chairman's Awards.
  • 18 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 18 July 2017 (1)
    This issue provides information on a glazing incident at the QEUH.
  • 18 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 18 June 2020 (4.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Changes to lockdown guidance; Sharing best practice; Live Active Exercise Referral Scheme is open; and Give & Go.
  • 18 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 18 June 2021, 3.15pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Quality Improvement South Sector Awards, Sustainable Glasgow and NHS Golf Classic – 13 September 2021
  • 18 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 18 March 2016
    Providing information on Patient Confidentiality and highlighting a number of awards recently picked up by NHSGGC staff and projects
  • 18 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 18 March 2019
    This issue details information on our Fire Safety Policy; support for staff with money worries; and important pension information.
  • 18 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 18 March 2019 (Message from Jane Grant)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Chief Executive Jane Grant.
  • 18 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 18 March 2020
    This issue of Core Brief details today’s COVID-19 update.
  • 18 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 18 March 2020 (1)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from the Chief Executive.
  • 18 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 18 March 2021 (5.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff Listening Service; Appointment of Deputy Medical Director – Mental health and Addiction services; HR COVID Support Team: SSTS Long COVID Absence Recording; and Social Distancing – Staff Competition.
  • 18 May 2020

    Core Brief - 18 May 2020 (5.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; New COVID-19 symptoms confirmed; Professor Marion Bain takes up new post; Support and Information Service (SIS) money advice; Art in hospitals online resource to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May); and Extension of GRI PFI fees waiver till September.
  • 18 May 2021

    Core Brief - 18 May 2021 (Daily update 2.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: HR COVID Support Team – Change in our service from 24 May 2021; Delirium Decision Support App; and Social Distancing – Remember to adhere to Maximum Occupancy.
  • 18 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 18 November 2015
    This issue encourages staff to become an antibiotic guardian and provides a link to a Scottish Government press release on support for NHS whistleblowers.
  • 18 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 18 November 2019
    This issue congratulates all the winners from the Scottish Health Awards and provides information on money advice.
  • 18 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 18 November 2020 (4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Have you had a flu vaccination yet?; Staff COVID-19 testing; and Long service badges.
  • 18 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 18 October 2016
    This issue provides an update from today's Board meeting.
  • 18 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 18 October 2017
    This issue brings you an update from the Board meeting held on 17 October.
  • 18 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 18 October 2018
    This issue calls for staff to get their flu jab and tells the about the MWC visit to Dykebar.
  • 18 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 18 October 2019
    This issue informs staff about an issue with Jobtrain and highlight’s Gartnavel Royal’s Mental Welfare Commission report.
  • 18 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 18 September 2018
    This issue details information on a statement issued today on drains at the RHC.
  • 18 Sep 2019

    Core Brief - 18 September 2019
    This issue brings you news about Brexit staff information events and decommissioning a user account.
  • 19 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 19 April 2016
    This issue provides an update from today's Board meeting.
  • 19 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 19 April 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details on a potential scam; GMC are looking for a new chairman; and the end of an era at Parkhead Hospital.
  • 19 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 19 April 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you information on the West Glasgow MIU and our very own NHS heroes.
  • 19 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 19 April 2021 (Daily update 3.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Pauline Kerray; NHSGGC Bursary Scheme 2021/2022 is now open; and BHF UMOD Study.
  • 19 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 19 August 2020 (2.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline and Staff communications survey 2020.
  • 19 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 19 December 2016
    This issue provides information on the publication of the health and social care delivery plan and the Health and Safety Executive inspections in January 2017.
  • 19 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 19 December 2017
    This issue of Core Brief updates on today’s Board meeting.
  • 19 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 19 December 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details information on our winter campaign.
  • 19 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 19 February 2019
    This issue brings you news of a HIS inspection report at the RAH.
  • 19 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 19 February 2019 (Board meeting)
    This issue details information on today’s (Tuesday 19 February) Board meeting.
  • 19 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 19 February 2020
    This issue details information for Healthcare workers who have travelled to a risk coronavirus (2019-nCoV) area.
  • 19 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 19 February 2020 Director of Comms
    This issue details information on the appointment of Director of Communications and Public Engagement.
  • 19 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 19 February 2021, 1.10pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this issue Jane talks about a couple of external visits and reports that from next week, we will be commencing the programme to administer the second dose of COVID vaccinations for our staff.
  • 19 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 19 January 2016
    This issue details NHSGGC's media statement on A&E weekly statistics.
  • 19 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 19 January 2018
    This issue brings you information on ward 15 RAH, Lightburn and cladding at QEUH.
  • 19 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 19 January 2021 (2.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Second dose for COVID vaccination and Working from home guidance.
  • 19 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 19 July 2017
    This issue brings you information on being cyber safe at work and home.
  • 19 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 19 June 2019
    This issue of Core Brief brings you a message of thanks from the Chief Executive, Jane Grant.
  • 19 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 19 March 2020 (COVID-19 update)
    This issue of Core Brief provides a COVID-19 update.
  • 19 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 19 March 2021, 12.50pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Whistleblowing Standards and Health and Safety message – Monitoring Covid control measures.
  • 19 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 19 March 2021, 5.10pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    An excellent report was received this week from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland on Vale of Leven, we are very close to commencing the election period and I would urge everyone to read the guidance and it's the first anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday, a 2 minute silence will be observed.
  • 19 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 19 March 2108
    This issue brings your information on Moving Forward Together staff engagement events and a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive on Financial Planning for 2018/19.
  • 19 May 2020

    Core Brief - 19 May 2020 (3.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Our Black Minority Ethnic (BME) Workforce; Give & Go; and Support and Information Service (SIS) money advice update.
  • 19 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 19 November 2015
    This issue details two awards picked up by NHSGGC last night and provides links to the latest NHSGGC press releases.
  • 19 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 19 November 2019
    This issue brings you the latest flu stats and encourages staff to get their flu vaccination.
  • 19 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 19 November 2020 (5.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Travelling to Work – Restrictions, Shielding Letters; Working from Home; COVID Community Assessment Centres open and ready to provide vital care; New clinical trial launched for early treatment of COVID-19; R&D COVID Update: Promising arthritis drug for treating sickest COVID-19; and Speed matters for our health and wellbeing.
  • 19 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 19 October 2017
    This issue brings you details of the public holidays for 2018/19, the dignity at work survey, a first look at the new Greenock Health Centre and details of a Mental Welfare Commission report.
  • 19 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 19 October 2018
    This issue brings you a message from the Chief Executive, Jane Grant on child protection.
  • 19 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 19 October 2018 (1)
    This issue bring you news about the Universal Credit.
  • 19 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 19 September 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details an NHSGGC news release on the opening of Maryhill Health and Care Centre.
  • 19 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 19 September 2018
    This issue brings you news about the flu website and announces two services shortlisted for a Quality and Improvement Award.
  • 2 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 2 April 2020 (4pm)
    This issue of Core Brief provides a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 2 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 2 April 2020 (5.10pm)
    This issue of Core Brief gives a daily COVID-19 update (5.10pm).
  • 2 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 2 December 2020 (6.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Debbie Barnett; For those who support student nurses – It’s TIME to TRANSITION to the new NMC roles; and Woodside Health Centre wins Glasgow institute for Architecture Design Award.
  • 2 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 2 February 2021 (8.00am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In and Communication Difficulties in Dementia.
  • 2 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 2 June 2021, 1.10pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Share your views on the South – extended to include ALL Acute Services, What Matters to You? – Spotlight on Ward 4, GRI, activestaff Walking Challenge Summer 2021 and Euro 2020
  • 2 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 2 March 2018 (adverse weather)
    This issue of Core Brief details information with regards to the continued adverse weather.
  • 2 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 2 March 2018 (Jane Grant message)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, chief executive.
  • 2 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 2 March 2020
    This issue details information on NHSScotland Workforce Policies which go live today.
  • 2 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 2 March 2021 (5.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Is Brexit having an effect on your service?; Erskine Bridge roadworks; and COVID-19 – Protect yourself and others.
  • 2 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 2 November 2020 (11.55am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health & Safety Training – Take the opportunity to complete today! and Medical and Dental - Consultant Grade.
  • 2 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 2 September 2020 (5.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Social Distancing; Using PPE Safely during COVID-19; All patients should attend appointments as normal; Everyone Matters Pulse Survey; and QEUH Junior Doctor awarded healthcare leadership fellowship.
  • 20 Apr 2017

    Core Brief - 20 April 2017
    This issue calls for nominations for this years Chairman's Awards.
  • 20 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 20 April 2018
    This issue brings you information of the CMO's report which was published today and Glasgow Royal makes a world of difference.
  • 20 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 20 April 2020 (4.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Reassignment of Staff (Clinical); Medical Staff FAQs; Pharmacy Clinical Trials Teams update; Staff support in R&R Hubs and Face fit testing – military assistance.
  • 20 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 20 April 2020, 8pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 20 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 20 April 2021 (Daily update 1.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing reminder; COVID-19 – Protect yourself and others; and I would walk 6500 miles – NHSGGC staff in mammoth charity challenge.
  • 10 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 20 August 2016
    Information on further changes within Human Resources and Organisational Development and a link to an NHSGGC press release on an information event aimed to boost numbers of living kidney donors in the west of Scotland.
  • 20 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 20 August 2019
    The Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde met today, Tuesday 20 August 2019. All the papers are available on our website at: www.nhsggc.org.uk . Here is a summary of the key items discussed at the meeting:
  • 20 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 20 August 2020 (4.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety update and Test and Protect updates.
  • 20 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 20 December 2016
    This issue provides an update from today’s Board meeting and links to a Scottish Government press release on cleft surgery and details an NHSGGC media statement on emergency department performance.
  • 20 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 20 December 2017
    This issue details information on an article from The BMJ about the flu vaccination; and the opening of Orchard View.
  • 20 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 20 December 2018
    This issue of Core Brief updates staff on the email usage policy and reminds staff to remain vigilant.
  • 20 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 20 February 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details an update from today’s Board meeting.
  • 20 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 20 February 2020
    This issue details information on a report issued recognising cleanliness and safety progress at QEUH.
  • 20 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 20 January 2016
    This issue provides an email reminder for staff and links to the Chief Medical Officers Annual Report
  • 20 Jan 2017

    Core Brief - 20 January 2017
    Detailing a Scottish Government press release on the maternity review and an invitation to EU health and social care workers.
  • 20 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 20 January 2021 (6.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: HR COVID Support Team; Social Distancing Champions and Line Managers Brief; Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements (PAFTAs); West of Scotland Paediatric Mentoring Programme; and Tools to Stay Safe and Healthy during COVID-19.
  • 20 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 20 July 2020, 2.55pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: PPE update – fluid resistant masks, Near me staff survey, Screening programmes are resuming, PPE for carers.
  • 20 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 20 June 2019
    This issue tells you about a Small Change Matters survey and a statutory mandatory health and safety training module.
  • 20 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 20 March 2017
    This issue details information on the Topping Out of the new Orchard View facility in Inverclyde and is a call for seven volunteers to join the NHSGGC team for the 205 Scottish Field Hospital Army Reserves - Exercise Medical Stretch.
  • 20 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 20 March 2018
    This issue of Core Brief updates on bacteria controls; fire safety training; and we share another NHS 70th heroes story.
  • 21 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 20 March 2019
    This issue brings details changes to the interpreting service and Mental Health project wins award for breaking down communication barriers for deaf community.
  • 20 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 20 March 2020
    This issue brings you the latest information on COVID-19 (15:55pm).
  • 20 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 20 March 2020 (1)
    This issue details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 20 May 2020

    Core Brief - 20 May 2020 (5.30pm)
    Core Brief - 20 May 2020 (5.30pm) This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Another week has passed and our attention has increasingly turned to our strategy for the next phase of lockdown.
  • 20 May 2020

    Core Brief - 20 May 2020 (5.50pm)
    Core Brief - 20 May 2020 (5.50pm) Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline and Wash your hands regularly.
  • 20 May 2021

    Core Brief - 20 May 2021 (Daily update 4.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Appointment of new Director of Women and Children’s Directorate; COVID-19 vaccination status scheme launches; Virtual NHSScotland Event 2021; and Social Distancing Competition – Prize Winners.
  • 20 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 20 November 2018
    This issue brings your news about the Christmas and New Year pay dates and Universal Credit.
  • 20 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 20 November 2018 (1)
    This issue of Core Brief brings you news about the Patient Administration Transformation Programme and the Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy.
  • 20 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 20 November 2019
    This issue details information on today’s statement by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.
  • 20 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 20 October 2020 (4.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety training – only two weeks left!; Life on the Frontline – Liliya Ruda; Social Media reminder; and Emergency food discharge bags and toiletries/pyjamas for inpatients and parents.
  • 20 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 20 September 2018
    This issue is about a new cafe that has opened at the dental hospital and the detect cancer early campaign.
  • 21 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 21 April 2021 (Daily update 4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting restrictions and Social Distancing Travel.
  • 21 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 21 August 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details the importance of wearing your ID badge; Hepatitis B vaccination shortage; and a Scottish Government release on strengthening pharmacy.
  • 21 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 21 August 2018
    This issue brings you a message from the Chief Executive about the appointment of the Director of Estates and Facilities and tells staff about new driving licence checks being introduced.
  • 21 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 21 August 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you an update from today's Board meeting.
  • 21 Dec 2015

    Core Brief - 21 December 2015
    This Core Brief carries a Christmas message from Cabinet Health Secretary Shona Robison to NHS staff.
  • 21 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 21 December 2018
    This issue brings you a message from Chief Executive, Jane Grant and a Brexit update.
  • 21 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 21 December 2020 (1.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Publication of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital/NHSGGC Oversight Board Interim Report.
  • 21 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 21 February 2017
    This issue provides an update from today’s Board meeting.
  • 21 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 21 February 2019
    This issue details information on winners at the Digital Health and Care Awards; Meet the Nurse Director events; and the next MFT staff event.
  • 21 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 21 February 2020
    This issue details the Once for Scotland Workforce Capability Policy.
  • 21 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 21 January 2019
    This issue of Core Brief updates on the cases of Cryptococcus at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
  • 21 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 21 July 2020, 3.20pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: New helpline will provide round the clock service, Should You Go To A&E, NHS pay award for medical and dental staff
  • 21 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 21 June 2019
    This issue brings you news of NHSGGC’s new award – Carer Positive and details the success of the equality and human rights LearnPro module.
  • 21 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 21 June 2021 (Daily update 1.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: PHEONIx project brings hope to homeless people; Glasgow-based digital healthcare service Dynamic Scot wins award; and Health Needs Assessment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Non-binary People in Scotland.
  • 21 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 21 March 2016
    NHSGGC press release on robots leading the way in the fight against prostate cancer and a Scottish Government press release on the extension to the whistleblowing alert line.
  • 21 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 21 March 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the Information Asset Register and SPPA.
  • 21 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 21 March 2018 (1)
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the update on bacteria concerns.
  • 21 May 2019

    Core Brief - 21 May 2019
    This issue informs staff that small change matters returns for another year and reminds staff to get their Chairman’s Awards entries in.
  • 21 May 2020

    Core Brief - 21 May 2020, 3.45pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Emma Thompson video message; Interim Board meeting; Food donations
  • 21 May 2021

    Core Brief - 21 May 2021 (Daily update, 3.20pm)
    Core Brief - 21 May 2021 (Daily update, 3.20pm) Topics in this Core Brief: World-First COVID-19 vaccine booster study launches, New Guidance for the Health Assessment of Children and Young People with Down’s Syndrome
  • 21 May 2021

    Core Brief - 21 May 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 5.35pm)
    In this Brief Jane talks about: The rise in COVID cases in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire and she'd like to thank all the public health staff for their hard work during this time. We also see the launch of a new clinical trial.
  • 21 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 21 October 2016
    This issue provides information on East Dunbartonshire HSCP Chief Officer appointment and the Director of Public Health calls for pregnant women to get the whooping cough vaccine.
  • 21 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 21 October 2020 (4.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 FAQs; Community Assessment Centres; and Long service badges.
  • 21 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 21 September 2016
    Message from Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood on the appointment of Interim Chief Officer, East Dunbartonshire HSCP.
  • 21 Sep 2017

    Core Brief - 21 September 2017
    This issue brings you information on a RMN engagement event and important information on the Allocate BankStaff system.
  • 21 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 21 September 2020 (3.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Everyone Matters Pulse Survey – Message from Anne MacPherson and Health and Safety Training – Protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • 22 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 22 April 2020 (5.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff testing update: Working with the media and End of life care visiting
  • 22 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 22 April 2021 (Daily update 1.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: HR COVID Support Team reminders; Security message; and Social Distancing – Remember to adhere to Maximum Occupancy.
  • 22 Dec 2016

    Core Brief - 22 December 2015
    This issue details NHSGGC press releases: measures to improve performance in emergency departments, beware of button batteries and drop in suicides welcomed.
  • 22 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 22 December 2017
    This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive and information on unversal credits.
  • 22 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 22 December 2020 (3.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Katie Sharp; School Closures and Key Worker Arrangements; Security message; Our tips for a less wasteful time of year; and COVID-19 Social Distancing and Workplace Assessment Audit.
  • 22 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 22 February 2019
    This issue provides information on an HPS report on the water at the Royal Hospital for Children and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
  • 22 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 22 February 2021 (3.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Updates to acute IPC addendum; Scottish Public Pension Agency (SPPA) NHS Pension Scheme – 2021/03; Your Active Staff is going online; Privacy Notices; Lister Week; and World Encephalitis Day.
  • 22 Jan 2016

    Core Brief - 22 January 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a new GP pilot in Inverclyde.
  • 22 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 22 January 2019
    This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 22 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 22 January 2021, 4.25pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: National visiting guidance for hospital, visiting, Supply and services issues arising due to Brexit, Review of non-essential training, Have a heart, Social distancing signage.
  • 22 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 22 January 2021, 4.45pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in our hospitals is at an all-time high. We have now announced the locations of our mass community vaccination centres. We will have 15 based in local communities across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. .
  • 22 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 22 January 2021, 6.47pm (Second dose for COVID vaccination)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Second dose for COVI vaccination
  • 22 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 22 June 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on a new BBC documentary about the Teenage Cancer Trust at the RHC.
  • 22 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 22 June 2018
    This issue brings your information Pay and Conditions for NHS staff, eESS manager self service training , FairWarning coming in October.
  • 22 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 22 June 2020 (4.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Message from Jonathan Best, Chief Operating Officer; and Grateful ICU staff go to great lengths to ‘give something back’.
  • 22 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 22 June 2021 (Daily update 1.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Pride month celebrations at GRI; Supporting Primary Care colleagues; Growing our Great Community - share your views; and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19.
  • 22 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 22 March 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details a news release on NHSGGC supporting more pregnant smokers to set a quit date and the latest edition of Health News is out now.
  • 22 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 22 March 2020
    This issue provides guidance for healthcare workers with underlying health conditions and pregnant workers
  • 22 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 22 March 2021, 2.10pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety Message – FFP3 masks, COVID anniversary and National Day of Reflection – Tuesday 23 March and Friends of GRI webinar – sign up now!
  • 22 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 22 March 2021, 3pm (Publication of QEUH/RHC Reports)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Publication of QEUH/RHC Reports
  • 22 May 2018

    Core Brief - 22 May 2018
    This issue details information on the second Beyond Boundaries newsletter; Daily Record Awards; and additional drop-in Clinical Portal sessions.
  • 22 May 2018

    Core Brief - 22 May 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you information on 70 years of the NHS in Scotland and congratulates staff on winning a rheumatology award.
  • 22 May 2020

    Core Brief - 22 May 2020 (Daily COVID update, 7.30am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC joins University of Oxford vaccine trial
  • 22 May 2020

    Core Brief - 22 May 2020, 2pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    We have many staff working from home and we must consider how staff can be safely supported to return to the workplace. The guidance being drawn up by HR and OD will set out measures that we will take to ensure social distancing in the workplace is maintained as lockdown is eased.
  • 22 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 22 November 2019
    This issue brings you the Christmas and New Year pay dates and reminds staff about the change to authorisation of Eagle Courier authorisation codes.
  • 25 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 22 November 2019 (1)
    This issue of Core Brief details information on additional support for the Health Board.
  • 22 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 22 October 2020 (9.50am)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Professor John Brown CBE, Chairman, on the NHSScotland Global Citizenship Conference.
  • 22 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 22 September 2020 (3.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Everyone Matters Pulse Survey.
  • 23 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 23 April 2020 (12.45pm)
    Our Chief Executive, Jane Grant, has made a video message for all staff.
  • 23 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 23 April 2020 (4.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Drive-through testing centre orientation video; Staff Travel; NHSGGC R&R Hubs and Project Wingman and Shielding vulnerable patients.
  • 23 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 23 April 2021, 4.15pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This Brief includes: Visiting extended from Monday 26 April, Staff who previously shielded are returning to work and as a small token of our gratitude, every member of staff will receive from next week a commemorative COVID exceptional service badge.
  • 23 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 23 April 2021, 4.55pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting update, Message from Health and Safety – Social Distancing Risk Assessment, And finally… Unique cancer treatment features on one of the UK’s most popular podcasts
  • 23 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 23 August 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a fall in hospital mortality.
  • 23 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 23 August 2017
    This issue reminds staff of the importance of fire safety training and details an NHSGGC press release on health improvement opportunities.
  • 23 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 23 December 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details a festive message from the Chief Executive.
  • 23 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 23 December 2020 (3.40pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant wishing all staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  • 23 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 23 December 2020 (4.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID vaccination programme; Hospital visiting arrangements; Update of Visiting Guidance for EoL; Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19; and Health and Safety Support – COVID-19.
  • 23 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 23 February 2018
    This issue brings your information on the Mental Welfare Commission reports and details the diet and obesity consultation.
  • 23 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 23 February 2021 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Dr Margaret McGuire, Nurse Director; Virtual NHS Scotland event 2021 - call for ePosters now open; FFP3 mask - 3M 1863 & 1873V – Important information; and COVID-19 Social Distancing and Workplace Assessment Audit – last week to complete.
  • 23 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 23 July 2020, 4.20pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life in the Frontline, Encouraging preliminary results for Oxford trial
  • 23 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 23 June 2016
    Providing information on new FAI resource, press office out of hours information and link to NHS Ayrshire & Arran press release on MS foot drop study.
  • 23 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 23 June 2017
    Reminding staff to do their fire safety training and congratulates Stobhill TCAT on winning at the NHSScotland Event.
  • 23 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 23 June 2017 (1)
    Informing staff of a new online Bank booking system going LIVE on 1 July.
  • 23 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 23 March 2016
    This issue reminds staff that the election guidance comes into effect on 24 March and provides information on the Staff Bursary Scheme.
  • 23 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 23 March 2017
    Detailing an NHSGGC press release on waiting times for young people with mental health issues improving and reminds staff to be security aware.
  • 23 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 23 March 2020 (COVID-19 update)
    This issue of Core Brief details a COVID-19 update.
  • 23 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 23 March 2020 (Jane Grant message)
    This issue of Core Brief includes a message from the Chief Executive.
  • 23 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 23 March 2021, 11.05am (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    Today marks the one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown here Jane reflects on the last year.
  • 23 May 2016

    Core Brief - 23 May 2016
    This issue provides information on a survey which has revealed that smoking rates in school pupils has halved in the last three years.
  • 23 May 2018

    Core Brief - 23 May 2018
    This issue reminds staff to get their entries into the Chairman's Awards, talks about HIV awareness and clinical portal dates.
  • 23 May 2019

    Core Brief - 23 May 2019
    This issue brings staff information on the Estimated Date of Discharge process, Woodside Health and Social Care Centre is handed over and NHSGGC money wellbeing project.
  • 23 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 23 November 2015
    This issue provides information on NHSGGC reservists and includes a link to a dementia strategy survey.
  • 23 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 23 November 2020, 3.25pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Update: University of Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine trial, Managing COVID positive staff and staff contacts, Christmas and New Year pay arrangements and Therapists’ work “packs” a punch.
  • 23 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 23 October 2020, 3.10pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    Jane talks about COVID challenges and the staff flu vaccination programme which continues at pace and due to exceptional early demand, we have over 9,000 members of staff already vaccinated.
  • 23 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 23 September 2020 (5.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: We need you to help protect against flu.
  • 23 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 23 September 2020 (8.00am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Contact Tracing of NHSGGC Staff and the Occupational Health Service.
  • 24 Apr 2017

    Core Brief - 24 April 2017
    This issue details an NHSGGC news release on the twinning arrangement between the Royal Hospital for Children and the Institute of Child Health in Lahore.
  • 24 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 24 April 2020, 5.45pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
    This issue brings you the latest COVID-19 update.
  • 24 Aug 2016

    Core Brief - 24 August 2016
    This issue provides information on the Property, Procurement and Facilities Management directorate and staff bursary successes.
  • 24 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 24 August 2017
    Dr David Stewart comes to your LIVE on Webex talking about unscheduled care.
  • 24 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 24 August 2018
    This issue brings you news of the new FairWarning system and health and safety incident reporting.
  • 24 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 24 August 2020 (Daily update 5.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: West Glasgow ACH Testing Centre to re-open Wednesday 26 August; Life on the Frontline; Staff communications survey 2020; and Anticipatory Care Planning update.
  • 24 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 24 December 2018
    This issue details information on the Long Service Badges and updates on the staff flu immunisation programme.
  • 24 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 24 December 2020 (1.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Scottish Health Awards – Congratulations to all Community Pharmacy; Procedure for cleaning screens/partitions; Health & Safety Training; and Digital Winter Live Arts Events Programme.
  • 24 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 24 February 2017
    This issue provides information on the retirement of the Director of Planning and Policy.
  • 24 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 24 February 2021 (6.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In; SIREN study; New asymptomatic testing; NHS staff interim pay rise; and Uniforms.
  • 24 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 24 January 2020
    The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has made an announcement today about a number of changes being made within NHS Scotland to strengthen leadership. For NHSGGC, she has taken the decision to escalate the health board as a whole to Stage 4 with principal areas of support concentrating on scheduled care, unscheduled care, primary care out of hours, finance and culture and leadership.
  • 24 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 24 July 2018
    This issue tells you that Health News our online magazine for our patients and public, is out today and its time to get your entries in to the Chairman’s Awards and William Cullen Prize.
  • 24 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 24 July 2020, 4.10pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: QEUH Quality Improvement Awards
  • 24 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 24 June 2020 (5.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Armed Forces Week (Reserves Day 24 June); Director of Allied Health Professions appointed; and Transport update.
  • 24 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 24 March 2020
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive - Last night’s announcements by the Prime Minister and the First Minister place even greater restrictions on our lives. As you will all know, we are now being instructed to restrict our movements including limiting ourselves to essential travel to and from work and to working at home when possible.
  • 24 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 24 March 2020 (COVID-19 update)
    This issue of Core Brief gives a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 24 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 24 March 2021, 11.55am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Actor Stephen Purdon thanks NHSGGC staff, Message from Health and Safety – Social Distancing, adhere to maximum occupancy, GRI car parking charges, Radio Awaz – Talking Point, webinar on COVID-19 vaccination and Friends of GRI webinar.
  • 24 May 2017

    Core Brief - 24 May 2017
    Bringing you an important security message and an update from the "Back to the Future" conference.
  • 24 May 2018

    Core Brief - 24 May 2018
    Calling all carers and its time to get your entries into the William Cullen Prize!
  • 24 May 2021

    Core Brief - 24 May 2021 (Daily update 4.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Realistic Medicine in action; Cowlairs Decontamination Unit re-certification; and Women’s Week 24 – 28 May 2021.
  • 24 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 24 November 2015
    This issue provides information on the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital at the former Yorkhill.
  • 24 Nov 2016

    Core Brief - 24 November 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on 60,000 Scots trained in CPR.
  • 24 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 24 November 2017
    This issue brings you information on the Carers Act.
  • 24 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 24 November 2020, 3.55pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Brexit – Apply to EU/EEA settlement scheme and Scottish Health Awards finalists
  • 24 Oct 2016

    Core Brief - 24 October 2016
    This issue of Core Brief provides information on staff shortlisted in the Scottish Health Awards 2016.
  • 24 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 24 October 2018
    This issue of Core Brief provides information on the Scottish Health awards shortlist and details press releases issue so far this week.
  • 24 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 24 October 2019
    Introduction The Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde met on Tuesday 22 October 2019. All the papers are available on our website at: www.nhsggc.org.uk. Here is a summary of the key items discussed at the meeting.
  • 24 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 24 September 2020 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff Risk Assessments - Our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Workforce; Life on the Frontline; Brand new Stobhill Hospital wards open doors to patients; and Access to the NHSGGC Out of Hours Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) Service.
  • 24 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 24 September 2020 (8.30am)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant talking about the latest restrictions announced by the Scottish and UK Governments.
  • 25 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 25 April 2019
    This Core Brief announces a new role for the Head of Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership.
  • 25 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 25 August 2020 (12.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Major Trauma Workbench on TrakCare; Cyber attacks; and Adherence to guidelines.
  • 25 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 25 February 2020
    This edition brings you notice that the Recycling Employers Contribution scheme closes on 28 February to new applications and the Gynaecology Team from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has been recognised for their care of hard of hearing patients.
  • 25 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 25 February 2021, 4.25pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: 6 May 2021 – Election Guidance and Face coverings and face masks.
  • 25 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 25 January 2019
    This issue informs you of the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer and highlights a thank you message from the Chief Executive.
  • 25 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 25 July 2018
    This edition brings you news of our signing a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Glasgow, our statement on the New Victoria HIS report and we’ve been shortlisted for a Dementai Award.
  • 25 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 25 July 2019
    This issue talks about staff assaults and reminds staff to get their Chairman’s Awards in.
  • 25 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 25 June 2018
    This issue details information on Speak Up our new medicines waste campaign; Pay rise for NHS staff; and NHSScotland Global Citizenship Programme.
  • 25 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 25 June 2019
    This issue brings you news that the trauma plan for the West of Scotland moves one step closer.
  • 25 Jun 2019

    Core Brief - 25 June 2019 (1)
    This issue details an update from yesterday’s Board meeting.
  • 25 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 25 June 2020 (6.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Face Masks and Face Coverings; Guidance on Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs); Public inquiry into the QEUH and RHC; and Re-elected Employee Director.
  • 25 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 25 March 2019
    This issue brings you an important message about your pension and informs staff about a new General Awareness Fire Safety Training LearnPro module.
  • 25 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 25 March 2020
    This issue of Core Brief details the Daily COVID-19 update.
  • 25 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 25 March 2021, 4.05pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Gender reassignment policy update, Office 365 and teams, HR COVID Support Team - SSTS COVID Absence reminder and Message from Health and Safety – Ventilation and air conditioning during COVID-19.
  • 25 May 2016

    Core Brief - 25 May 2016
    This issue provides information on Scottish Patient Safety Programme and Adults with Incapacity documentation launch.
  • 25 May 2018

    Core Brief - 25 May 2018
    This issue informs staff that its GDPR Day and advises them to take care in the sun.
  • 25 May 2020

    Core Brief - 25 May 2020 (4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; RAPID-19 research study; and Staff testing reminder.
  • 25 May 2021

    Core Brief - 25 May 2021 (Daily update 4.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: It's kind to remind; Share your views on the South; Cartoon portraits of staff helping young patients see the friendly face behind the mask; and Partial closure of Mosspark Boulevard.
  • 25 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 25 November 2015
    This issue provides information on the latest edition of Health News and links to an NHSGGC press release on The Shields Centre picking up another two accolades.
  • 25 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 25 November 2020, 10.45am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Power of Attorney Day (POA), Accessing Health Information – FairWarning and COVID-19 Risk Assessment – updated guidance.
  • 25 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 25 October 2017
    This issue is a message for clinical staff from the acute infection control committee.
  • 25 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 25 October 2019
    This issue brings you the public holidays for 2020/21, reminds staff to get their full vaccination and talks about Care Opinion.
  • 25 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 25 September 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the Accessible Use Policy.
  • 25 Sep 2019

    Core Brief - 25 September 2019
    This issue talks about the start of the flu vaccination clinics and Childsmile’s new fleet of electric vans.
  • 26 Apr 2019

    Core Brief - 26 April 2019
    This issue brings you news about iMatter, the latest NHSGGC news update, a new skin surveillance questionnaire is launched and a business travel policy update.
  • 26 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 26 April 2021 (Daily update 5.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting Arrangements – Visiting Toolkit and Information Resources, Last week to sign up to the BHF UMOD study; and Public Transport update.
  • 26 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 26 August 2019
    This issue brings you news about plastic waste reduction, a new learning disabilities learnpro module, cyber security is everyone’s business and the Scottish Health awards
  • 26 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 26 August 2020 (5.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Childcare Provisions and Childcare Arrangements.
  • 26 Feb 2016

    Core Brief - 26 February 2016
    This issue details a joint statement on the Trade Union Bill 2015.
  • 26 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 26 February 2020 (Coronavirus)
    This issue of Core Brief details information from the Scottish Government on coronavirus travel advice update.
  • 26 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 26 February 2020 (Legal Summons)
    This issue of Core Brief details information and a news release on legal summons published today.
  • 26 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 26 February 2021, 4.50pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    Our NHS Board met this week and I wanted to share with you the gratitude that was expressed by Board members to our staff for the tremendous work you do.
  • 26 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 26 January 2021 (8.00am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Dr Nicola Steedman, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland; £500 COVID Bonus Payment - Opt-Out and Q&A; COVID-19 Social Distancing and Workplace Assessment Audit; Emotional wellbeing resources; and National visiting guidance for hospital visiting link.
  • 26 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 26 July 2018
    Bringing you information about a security and threat LearnPro module, long service badges and encouraging staff to get there international entries into the Chairman’s Awards.
  • 26 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 26 June 2018
    This Core Brief details a summary from today’s Board meeting.
  • 26 Jun 2020

    Core Brief 26 June 2020 (Update 3.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: new arrangements for patients giving blood samples, Attend Anywhere staff session, Test & Protect leaflet, Optometry Service update.
  • 26 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 26 March 2020
    This Core Brief brings you messages from NES and Activestaff.
  • 26 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 26 March 2020 (Daily update, 17.30)
    This issue of Core Brief provides a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 26 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 26 March 2021, 5.50pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    We have now past the milestone of half a million doses of the COVID vaccine have administered. We received some lovely feedback from the family of a patient who was in Ward four at the GRI. And finally, with the first anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown I want to say thank you to all staff to took part in the minute silence to mark this anniversary.
  • 26 May 2017

    Core Brief - 26 May 2016
    This issue brings you the latest security update, congratulates Eastwood Health and Care Centre on winning a Scottish Design award and encourages staff to enter this years Chairman's Awards.
  • 26 May 2017

    Core Brief - 26 May 2017
    This issue brings you information on Data Sharing.
  • 26 May 2021

    Core Brief - 26 May 2021 (Daily update 5.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID-19 vaccination for 18-29 year olds; Brexit – all you need to know; and Important Reminder – Stay Safe during COVID-19.
  • 26 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 26 November 2015
    This issue provides information on Inverclyde Continuing Care facility and links to Scottish Government press release on norovirus.
  • 26 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 26 November 2018
    This issue details information on roving flu teams and an update on eESS.
  • 26 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 26 November 2020, 12noon (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Dr Beth White talks directly to nurses about COVID-19, Hillington Laundry – unsung heroes, Scottish COVID-19 infection prevention and control addendum for acute settings and Carers Rights Day and National Carers Awareness campaign.
  • 26 Oct 2017

    Core Brief - 26 October 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details the switchover date to sharps safety devices and a nurse director open session at the QEUH.
  • 26 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 26 October 2018
    This Brief brings you the public holidays for 2019/20, the latest on eESS and a clinical support worker is honoured with National hero award.
  • 26 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 26 October 2020 (6.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety Training – One Week to Go!; Life on the Frontline – June Cavin; and Value Management.
  • 26 Sep 2019

    Core Brief - 26 September 2019
    This issue brings staff an update on our Brexit sessions being held in October.
  • 27 Apr 2016

    Core Brief - 27 April 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the changes within Human Resources and Organisational Development which are going live.
  • 27 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 27 April 2018
    This issue brings you information on the latest phase of Safer Sharps.
  • 27 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 27 April 2018 (1)
    This issue brings you up to date with Small Change Matters and the introduction of posters and “Idea of the Month”.
  • 27 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 27 April 2020 (1.40pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 27 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 27 April 2020 (4.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Minute’s Silence – Tuesday 28 April; Support for staff; Updated guidance and Cyber attacks during COVID-19.
  • 27 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 27 April 2021 (Report from April Board Meeting)
    The issues considered by the Board included QEUH and RHC – Oversight Board and Case Note Review; COVID Update; Workforce Strategy – Growing our Great Community; Stakeholder Communications and Engagement Action Plan 2021-22; Whistleblowing Review and Standards; and Active Governance.
  • 27 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 27 August 2019
    This issue brings you news about the safer diagnostics paper results switch off and the pay award for medical and dental staff.
  • 27 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 27 August 2020, 3.30pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Latest testing information, Mental Health Check In and Scottish Health Awards 2020
  • 27 Dec 2017

    Core Brief - 27 December 2017
    This issue details a message from Health Secretary Shona Robison praising staff and announcing A&E figures.
  • 27 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 27 December 2018
    This issue details information on a Cabinet Secretary visit to Parkhead Health Centre and the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare.
  • 27 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 27 December 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details our statement on the HSC Improvement Notice.
  • 27 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 27 February 2017
    This issue of Core Brief provides information on the HSE visit this week and details 2017 election guidance.
  • 27 Feb 2017

    Core Brief - 27 February 2017 (new chief exec)
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the new chief executive and a Scottish Government news release on Realising Realistic Medicine.
  • 27 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 27 February 2019
    This edition brings you the latest news on iMatter and highlights the World’s biggest parents evening.
  • 27 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 27 January 2021 (6.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 testing; Mental Health Check In; and Public Transport update.
  • 27 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 27 January 2021 (8.00am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Recording COVID-19 Related Absences on SSTS; Students Fixed Term Contract Opportunity; Coronavirus Scam; and Pioneering service to reduce bone fractures celebrates 20 years.
  • 27 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 27 July 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details the formal action taken by the organisation with regards to the HSE Inspection report from April this year. This Core Brief focuses on the management of falls.
  • 27 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 27 July 2018
    This issue brings you information on the new navigators who will be at the QEUH and reminds you to get your entries in to the Chairman’s Awards and William Cullen Prize.
  • 27 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 27 July 2020, 2.40pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Guard of Honour for our volunteers and Jobtrain recruitment system upgrade
  • 27 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 27 June 2017
    This issue of Core Brief updates on today’s Board meeting.
  • 27 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 27 March 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on a pay settlement for NHS staff.
  • 27 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 27 March 2018
    This issue brings your information to the newly launched clinical midwifery supervision, the importance of fire safety training and get your bids in for the 70th anniversary event endowment monies!
  • 27 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 27 March 2020
    This issue brings you a personal message from Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director.
  • 27 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 27 March 2020 (1)
    This issue brings you a personal message from the Professor John Brown CBE, Chairman.
  • 27 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 27 March 2020 (Daily update 16.05)
    This issue of Core Brief provides a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 27 May 2020

    Core Brief - 27 May 2020 (10.35am)
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Thanks go to everyone working in primary care for all you are doing to support our efforts to manage COVID-19.
  • 27 May 2020

    Core Brief - 27 May 2020 (5.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline and HIS Inspection report.
  • 27 May 2021

    Core Brief - 27 May 2021 (Daily update 5.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Quarantine (self-isolation) for NHSScotland staff returning to the UK; Brexit – all you need to know; Pride Celebrations in NHSGGC and Golden Jubilee ; and Dementia Awareness Week 2021 Learning Sessions.
  • 27 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 27 November 2017
    This issue includes a link to the NHSScotland Chief Executive’s annual report; NHSGGC staff pick up three more awards and honour for QEUH doctor.
  • 27 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 27 November 2018
    This issue of Core Brief gives an update on Cowlairs Decontamination Unit.
  • 27 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 27 October 2020 (4.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Medical Certificates of Cause of Death reminder and Updated Incident Management policy.
  • 27 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 27 September 2018
    This issue brings you a message from the Director of Nursing, Beatson scoops BAFTA nomination, GO Awards for Procurement Team and its time to start thinking about your Flu jab.
  • 28 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 28 April 2020 (3.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from the NHSGGC Employee Director, Dorothy McErlean; Guidance for pregnant workers; Updated clinical FAQs; Rapid antibody test in development to support the fight against COVID-19; Guidance on use of facial coverings in public and Observing the minute’s silence.
  • 28 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 28 April 2020 (5.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Updated clinical FAQs.
  • 28 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 28 April 2021 (Daily update 5.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Engaging Differently - Health Improvement Scotland case study; Dancing doc keeping the nation fit and raising money for charity throughout pandemic; Message from Health and Safety - Stay COVID Safe; and ScotRail industrial action.
  • 28 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 28 August 2017
    Bringing you information on managing celebrity and VIP visits and Dr David Stewart's Webex on 29 August at 2pm.
  • 28 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 28 August 2018
    This issue brings you patient experience figures and Kenneth Fleming, Head of Health and Safety talks to you about incident reporting.
  • 28 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 28 August 2020, 8am (August Board report)
    The issues considered by the Board included an update on our COVID-19 response and remobilisation, an update on QEUH and RHC and the regular report on infection control. The Board also scrutinised the latest performance and finance reports.
  • 28 Feb 2018

    Core Brief - 28 February 2018
    This issue brings you information on the a message from the Chief Executive.
  • 28 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 28 February 2019
    Bringing you news about a livestream event tomorrow about The Best Start and we are leading the way for bipolar patients.
  • 28 Feb 2020

    Core Brief - 28 February 2020
    This issue brings you latest information on COVID-19 (coronavirus).
  • 28 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 28 January 2020
    This issue reminds staff about wearing their ID badges and brings National Data Privacy Day to the attention of staff.
  • 28 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 28 January 2021 (12.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Celebrating the contribution of staff at the QEUH; Today is National Data Protection Day; and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19.
  • 28 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 28 July 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the celebrity and Royal opening of the Royal Hospital for Children’s Teenage Cancer Unit.
  • 28 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 28 July 2017
    This issue brings your information on the management of sharps.
  • 28 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 28 July 2020, 11.20am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Diane Young, Operations Nurse Manager, Return to normal controlled parking arrangements, Scottish Health Awards 2020.
  • 28 Jun 2018

    Core Brief - 28 June 2018
    This issue brings you information on interpreting services our Speak up! our new pharmacy campaign and have you entered the Cullen Prize yet?
  • 28 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 28 March 2018
    This issue of Core Brief brings you important information on the switchover date to safer sharps devices.
  • 28 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 28 March 2018 (1)
    This issue brings your information about the “Go Live” date for Turas and tells you that eEES is coming!
  • 28 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 28 March 2019
    This issue provides staff with an update from the Brexit Readiness Steering Group.
  • 28 May 2020

    Core Brief - 28 May 2020 (12.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Test and Protect.
  • 28 May 2020

    Core Brief - 28 May 2020 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Updated staff FAQs; Our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Workforce; Specialist Learning Disability Services; and Transport update.
  • 28 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 28 November 2017
    This issue brings you information on flu and advanced nurse practice award.
  • 28 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 28 November 2018
    This issue brings you news about Grant Archibald moving to NHS Tayside and Paul Gray Chief Executive of NHS Scotland stepping down.
  • 28 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 28 November 2018 (1)
    This issue of Core Brief brings you the latest on e-Payslips.
  • 28 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 28 November 2019
    This issue contains information on Brexit and the use of Airbnb for staff business travel.
  • 28 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 28 October 2020 (6.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Appointment of Deputy Nurse Director – Corporate and Community; Stop the Spread - COVID-19 Good Practice Points poster; NHSGGC Flying Start Portal; and Claim Tax Relief for your Job Expenses.
  • 28 Sep 2016

    Core Brief - 28 September 2016
    This issue provides information on NHSGGC staff being physically and verbally assaulted and reminds staff of the last few days of Data Amnesty Month.
  • 28 Sep 2018

    Core Brief - 28 September 2018
    This issue brings you news about the record number of kidney transplants performed, an honour for GRI doc and moving and handling assessments.
  • 29 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 29 April 2020 (5.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Donations of PPE and other supplies; Phones in patient rooms and COVID-19 Knowledge Service.
  • 29 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 29 April 2021 (Daily update 2.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing; Visiting Arrangements – Staff Frequently Asked Questions and Give & Go; Hospital visiting – a patient’s view; and NHSGGC Flying Start.
  • 29 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 29 August 2017
    This issue brings you a Scottish Government press release on an expert group to support improvements in elective care and reminds staff of the importance of fire safety training.
  • 29 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 29 August 2019
    This issue bring you news about Jennifer Rodgers winning Scottish Woman of the Year Award for Services to Medicine and reminds staff that we are discontinuing paper results from laboratories and imaging from 2 September.
  • 29 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 29 December 2020, 2pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 FAQs updated and Report from December Board Meeting
  • 29 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 29 January 2019
    This edition brings you the latest on e-Payslips, interim weather guidance and details of digital awards.
  • 29 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 29 January 2020
    This issue of Core Brief brings you all the news about Once for Scotland Workforce policies which come into effect on 1 March 2020.
  • 29 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 29 January 2021, 3.55pm (Message from Jane Grant)
    Our acute sites remain under pressure and likewise, our community health care and social care teams continue to experience COVID related challenges. Huge thanks to all staff for their efforts.
  • 29 Jul 2016

    Core Brief - 29 July 2016
    Information on the Supreme Court ruling on Named Person; the appointment of Dr Chris Smith as a Clinical Champion for Diabetes UK; and reminds staff to complete their staff attitude on employability and financial inclusion survey.
  • 29 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 29 July 2019
    This issue details information on an article printed in today’s Herald and Evening Times.
  • 29 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 29 July 2020, 3pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Social distancing in the workplace – risk assessment
  • 29 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 29 June 2016
    This issue provides an update from the Board meeting held yesterday.
  • 29 Jun 2017

    Core Brief - 29 June 2017
    Bringing you information on hate crime and exercising during pregnancy.
  • 29 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 29 March 2017
    Information on HIS inspection report at QEUH, changes at Beatson entrance and reminder to staff of timings for CEO's retiral presentation.
  • 29 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 29 March 2018
    This issue brings you information on the introduction of the Carers (Scotland) Act and reminds staff of the importance of their fire safety training.
  • 29 Mar 2019

    Core Brief - 29 March 2019
    This issue brings you information about national Autism Awareness Week.
  • 29 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 29 March 2021, 3.30pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Appointment of Chief Officer, Glasgow City HSCP, Message from Tom Steele, Director of Estates and Facilities - changes within the senior management structure, Message from Health and Safety – Social Distancing Travel, Anticipatory Care Programme Summary: What information do your need? – Staff Survey
  • 29 May 2018

    Core Brief - 29 May 2018
    This issue provides information on the Carers Act.
  • 29 May 2020

    Core Brief - 29 May 2020, 5.05pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this issue Jane Grant, Chief Executive thanks our Public Health Team for their remarkable professionalism and resilience.
  • 29 Nov 2016

    Core Brief - 29 November 2016
    This issue details a Scottish Government press release on a major overhaul of outpatient appointments.
  • 29 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 29 November 2018
    This issue brings you news about the EU settlement scheme pilot, FairWarning and eESS.
  • 29 Nov 2019

    Core Brief - 29 November 2019
    This issue brings you news about circular Staff Pension Policy on Recycling Employers Contributions.
  • 29 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 29 October 2018
    This issue congratulates staff shortlisted in the NHSScotland Excellence Awards and details information on Child Tax/Universal Credit two child cap.
  • 29 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 29 October 2020 (3.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Test and Protect; Life on the Frontline – Alison O’Prey; and For those who support student nurses – It’s TIME to TRANSITION to the new NMC roles.
  • 29 Sep 2017

    Core Brief - 29 September 2017
    Bringing you information on the Staff Health Strategy and the human resources shared services.
  • 29 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 29 September 2020, 1.45pm (Daily update)
    Health and Safety Training – only FIVE weeks left to complete your training, Life on the Frontline – Paul Hull, Health Improvement Practitioner, National Portrait Gallery exhibition
  • 2 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 2nd June 2020, 2.45pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life in the Frontline, Making Messages Clear to All, R&R Hubs questionnaire, Social Distancing on Transport
  • 3 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 3 April (Daily update 6.45pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a daily COVID-19 update (6.45pm).
  • 3 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 3 August 2020 (5.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Quarantine (Self Isolation) for Staff Returning to the UK; and Scottish Hospitals Public Inquiry.
  • 3 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 3 February 2021 (8.30am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 vaccination update; Maria joins the efforts to vaccinate people against COVID-19; HR COVID Support Team; Naming Conventions for O365 Teams; and Violent and aggressive behaviour.
  • 3 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 3 July 2020, 2.20pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this Brief Jane Grant talks about how this weekend we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS – and never has the celebration been more poignant.
  • 3 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 3 June 2020 (4.00pm)
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: The Infectious Diseases team has been at the heart of our COVID-19 response.
  • 3 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 3 June 2021, 2.15pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: AHP Post Graduate Development opportunity, What Matters to You Day? Website launch, World Bike Day and Your Posture Matters.
  • 3 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 3 March 2021 (5.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from the Prince of Wales; Technology-led patient care scoops awards; Glasgow led study shows more Scottish patients surviving potentially fatal bleeds; Infection Prevention and Control during the Covid-19 Pandemic Webinar; and Social Distancing – Remember to adhere to Maximum Occupancy.
  • 3 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 3 November 2020 (5.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Social Distancing Travel; Active Clinical Referral Triage and Virtual Patient Management; and NHSGGC Modern Apprenticeship Celebration.
  • 3 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 3 September 2020 (3.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Local COVID-19 testing in West Dunbartonshire; Long service badges; and Scottish Health Awards.
  • 30 Apr 2018

    Core Brief - 30 April 2018
    This core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, chief executive
  • 30 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 30 April 2020 (5.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Public Holiday – Monday 4 May; Tiger Medical Surgical Face Masks; New Bereavement Resources and Public health advice on vitamin D supplements.
  • 30 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 30 April 2020 (9.15am)
    This Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 30 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 30 April 2021, 3.10pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Growing our Great Community – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and What Matters to You? Day
  • 30 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 30 April 2021, 4.45pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This week we have welcomed back visitors to our sites once again and we are making significant progress to develop the Infection Control Quality Improvement Network within the organisation.
  • 30 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 30 August 2018
    This issue brings you news a 3% pay increase for doctors and dentists, get you nominations in to this year’s Our Heroes Awards and what our staff are doing for charity.
  • 30 Dec 2019

    Core Brief - 30 December 2019
    This issue of Core Brief talks about a double MBE for NHSGGC.
  • 30 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 30 December 2020 (New Year message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    As we prepare to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, today’s announcement that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK should give us all cause for celebration.
  • 30 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 30 December 2020, 1.50pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Gayle Robertson, Technical Service Manager, Lateral Flow Testing, Banking giant’s cash boost of £250,000 for staff R&R hubs and Naming Conventions for O365 Teams
  • 30 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 30 December 2020, 6.15pm (Daily update)
    Topic in this Core Brief: Update on COVID vaccination programme
  • 30 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 30 January 2020
    This issue brings you news of new guidance on countering abuse on social media and details two press releases – GRI has the highest IVF success rate and Gartnavel Royal receives accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • 30 Jul 2018

    Core Brief - 30 July 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on eEEs manager self service training; Scottish Health Awards; Chairman’s Awards; and the William Cullen Prize.
  • 30 Jul 2019

    Core Brief - 30 July 2019
    This issue brings you news about GRI and the Chairman’s Awards.
  • 30 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 30 July 2020, 5pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Face coverings in adult hospitals, Self isolation – if you have COVID-19 symptoms and Occupational risk assessment guidance and returning to work from shielding etc.
  • 30 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 30 June 2016
    Detail on Acceptance of Gifts & Hospitality and Declaration of Interests, Disclosure Payments to Healthcare Professionals by Pharmaceutical Companies and a link to an NHSGGC press release.
  • 30 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 30 June 2020 (4.00pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Views sought on video consulting – Near Me; Staff Bursary Scheme 2020/21; Resuming cervical screening; and Care Home update - online information hub.
  • 30 Mar 2016

    Core Brief - 30 March 2016
    Message from Director of Finance to all NHSGGC budget holders.
  • 30 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 30 March 2020
    This issue provides the daily COVID-19 update, 2pm.
  • 30 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 30 March 2020 (7.10pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a COVID-19 update (7.10pm).
  • 30 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 30 March 2020 (Jane Grant message)
    This issue of Core Brief details information from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 30 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 30 March 2021, 3.50pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Scottish COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control addendum for acute settings and a message from Health and Safety – making your R&R hubs safe, relaxing and enjoyable
  • 30 Nov 2015

    Core Brief - 30 November 2015
    This issue of Core Brief details the retiral of Chairman Andrew Robertson; a new ward initiative in Glasgow acute hospitals for drug misusers; calls for people to share their experience of using NHS services; and a Blueprint for out-of-hours care
  • 30 Nov 2016

    Core Brief - 30 November 2016
    This issue provides information on stationery and World Aids Day.
  • 30 Nov 2017

    Core Brief - 30 November 2017
    This issue tells you about the QEUH being lit up for World Aids Day and an Jeane Freeman, MSP visits RHC.
  • 30 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 30 November 2018
    This issue of Core Brief brings you news about the QEUH and Gartnavel General glowing red, the modern apprentice award, a mental health physical healthcare policy, a lifetime achievement award and festive fire precautions.
  • 30 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 30 November 2020 (4.20pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, on Right Care, Right Place – new model of urgent care for Scotland.
  • 30 Oct 2019

    Core Brief - 30 October 2019
    This issue brings you news about a new eESS telephone helpline.
  • 30 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 30 October 2020, 7.30am (Report from October Board meeting)
    The issues considered by the Board included an update on our COVID-19 response, remobilisation of services and an update on the QEUH and RHC. The Board had the opportunity to review and approve in principle the proposed Stakeholder Communications and Engagement Strategy and the regular report on infection control. The Board also scrutinised the latest performance and finance reports.
  • 31 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 31 August 2017
    This issue informs staff on how to access Dr David Stewart's unscheduled care video and provides information from the SPPA on benefit statements.
  • 31 Aug 2018

    Core Brief - 31 August 2018
    This issue brings you details of a mental welfare commission report and tells of a gran who responds to her granddaughter playing the harp.
  • 31 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 31 August 2020 (3.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Mental Health Check In Now Open!; and Health and Safety Training – Protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • 31 Dec 2018

    Core Brief - 31 December 2018
    This Core Brief brings you news about smoking cessation success and a pre-employment training programme success.
  • 31 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 31 December 2020, 3.05pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID vaccination programme – January 2021, Message from Anne MacPherson, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development - Brexit, New Chief Executive of NHSScotland and Director General for Health and Social Care and Happy New Year from Corporate Communications.
  • 31 Jan 2017

    Core Brief - 31 January 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on transforming the delivery of Acute Services.
  • 31 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 31 January 2020
    Letter to EU citizens working in the NHS in Scotland, from Jeane Freeman the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.
  • 31 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 31 July 2017
    This issue of Core Brief brings you information on the management of skin health.
  • 31 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 31 July 2020, 3.35pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Staff communications survey, Updated staff FAQs
  • 31 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 31 July 2020, 4pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This issue welcomes back our shielding community and reminds staff of our staff communications survey.
  • 31 Mar 2017

    Core brief - 31 March 2017
    This issue details a farewell message from Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive on his retirement.
  • 31 Mar 2020

    Core Brief - 31 March 2020
    This issue of Core Brief gives a daily update on COVID-19.
  • 31 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 31 March 2021, 4.15pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: New National Whistleblowing Standards, NHS Louisa Jordan closes today, Don’t Assume, Do Ask! New dementia initiative in acute services and Social distancing spot-checks
  • 31 May 2019

    Core Brief - 31 May 2019
    This issue brings you details of mindfulness training session and statutory mandatory training.
  • 31 May 2021

    Core Brief - 31 May 2021, 11.35am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Dementia Awareness Week: 31 May – 6 June, Brexit – all you need to know, Rapid education programme ensures high quality critical care during second wave and Training for Freestyle Glucose & Ketone meters
  • 31 May 2021

    Core Brief - 31 May 2021, 4.35pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this issue Jane talks about: The Right Care, Right Place model of unscheduled care, today is World No Tobacco Day, commemorating Dementia Awareness week and mobile and drop-in vaccination clinics available across NHSGGC.
  • 31 Oct 2018

    Core Brief - 31 October 2018
    This issue details information on our BSL plan; NHSGGC Cardiac Arrest Dataset; and a news release issued to encourage more BME donors.
  • 3 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 3rd June 2020, 3pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Call for home care workers for the University of Oxford vaccine trial, Endowment Funding, VTE in COVID-19 positive patients, Give & Go now in Stobhill and Lightburn, Poster on reusable eye protection, Poem – Haven #17
  • 4 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 4 August 2020 (3.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Virtual Baby Group; New £60 million Health and Social Care Hub at Parkhead; and Scottish Health Awards 2020.
  • 4 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 4 December 2020 (Daily update, 11am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Dr Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director, Universal Credit and Stop the Pressure Worldwide Awareness Event
  • 4 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 4 December 2020 (Daily update, 5.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID Vaccination.
  • 4 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 4 February 2021 (8.00am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Our involvement in the Scottish Trauma Network; Leah MacRae video message; Social Distancing Action Plan; and Public Transport Update.
  • 4 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 4 June 2020 (3.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Protecting data when working from home; and ICU teams well-being tips shared around the world.
  • 4 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 4 June 2021, 11.40am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Changes to visiting restrictions – Inverclyde & West Dunbartonshire, Chris Sanderson, new Head of Procurement, Uniforms, Pride Month – NHSGGC/Golden Jubilee Pride Quiz, What Matters To You Day? Reminder and arrangements and World Environment Day – 5 June.
  • 4 May 2021

    Core Brief - 4 May 2021 (Daily update 1.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: HR COVID Support Team - Pregnant Workers Update and Travel update.
  • 4 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 4 November 2020 (3.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Workforce Strategy; Have you had your flu vaccination at your GP or local pharmacy? Please let us know; and Making your R&R hubs safe, relaxing and enjoyable.
  • 5 Aug 2019

    Core Brief - 5 August 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details information on taxis and changes to courier authorisation codes.
  • 5 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 5 August 2020 (4.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Electronic social work referral; and Staff communications survey 2020.
  • 5 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 5 February 2021, 11.20am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Donning and fit checking FFP3 mask, Children’s mental health week: 1-7 February and COVID-19 Social Distancing and Workplace Assessment Audit
  • 5 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 5 February 2021, 5pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    Our thoughts are with our colleagues at Crosshouse Hospital. All care home residents have now been offered their first dose of the vaccine. A special thanks must also go to our Pharmacy staff who are playing a vital part in the rollout of our biggest ever vaccination programme.
  • 5 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 5 January 2021 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Scottish Government Announcement – COVID Restrictions.
  • 5 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 5 July 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the Bank Staff booking system.
  • 5 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 5 June 2020, 1.25pm (What Matters to You Day)
    Staff across NHSGGC and worldwide will be celebrating the importance of talking about what matters to people receiving and providing healthcare, and the difference this makes to them.
  • 5 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 5 March 2021 3.20pm (Message from Jane Grant)
    In this message Jane talks about the Scottish Government's plans for the next stage in easing lockdown restrictions.
  • 5 May 2020

    Core Brief - 5 May 2020 (5.30pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive.
  • 5 May 2021

    Core Brief - 5 May 2021 (Daily update 8.15am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: International Day of the Midwife 2021.
  • 5 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 5 November 2018
    This issue details information on improving access to health services for deaf people and information on the release of your Staff Newsletter and Team Brief tomorrow.
  • 5 Nov 2020

    Core Brief - 5 November 2020
    Topics in this Core Brief: Social distancing in the workplace; National Wellbeing Hub; and Give & Go.
  • 5 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 5 October 2020 (1.30pm)
    This issue details a joint message from NHSGGC and Renfrewshire HSCP on Renfrewshire's Chief Officer to move on.
  • 5 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 5 October 2020 (4.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC Nurse/Midwife Induction; Health & Safety Training – 4 WEEK COUNTDOWN!; Travelling abroad; Walking Challenge - 12 October - 9 November; and challenge Poverty Week 5 - 11 October 2020.
  • 6 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 6 April 2020 (5.55pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant.
  • 6 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 6 April 2020 (6.15pm)
    This issue of Core Brief provides a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 6 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 6 April 2021 (3.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Health and Safety – Ventilation and air conditioning during COVID-19; Whistleblowing Standards link; and Clyde Tunnel – Pedestrian and Cycle route.
  • 6 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 6 August 2020 (4.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Dentists and Doctors in training; New resources for Anticipatory Care Planning; Electronic social work referral update; and Travel update.
  • 6 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 6 February 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details information on GDPR and Turas.
  • 6 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 6 January 2020
    This issue of Core Brief details information on Susan Manion leading our GP Out of Hours service.
  • 6 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 6 January 2021 (4.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Update on bonus payment to thank health and social care staff; Director of Clinical and Care Governance; and COVID-19 Social Distancing and Workplace Assessment Audit.
  • 6 Jul 2017

    Core Brief - 6 July 2017
    This issue brings you information on the sod cutting at the new Woodside Health and Care Centre and the ABLE fund.
  • 6 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 6 July 2020, 1.05pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline, Diversity data can make a difference and Black and minority ethnic staff and COVID-19
  • 6 Jun 2016

    Core Brief - 6 June 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details two news releases from the Scottish Government on cancer patients.
  • 6 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 6 March 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details new Modern Apprenticeship vacancies; award success; and information on Chief Executive Robert Calderwood’s retiral.
  • 6 Mar 2018

    Core Brief - 6 March 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details a message from Anne MacPherson, director of HR & OD.
  • 6 May 2020

    Core Brief - 6 May 2020 (6.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Beth Culshaw, Chief Officer, West Dunbartonshire HSCP; Person-centred care and sharing best practice; and Skin care advice for health and social care staff.
  • 6 Nov 2018

    Core Brief - 6 November 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on last night’s (Monday 5 November) Celebrating Success event.
  • 6 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 6 October 2020 (5.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline, Stephanie Mair and Auto-forwarding from migrated NHS.NET mailboxes.
  • 7 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 7 April 2020 (11.40am)
    This issue of Core Brief details a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 7 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 7 April 2020 (4.55pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a COVID-19 update.
  • 7 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 7 April 2021 (Daily update 4.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: BHF UMOD Study; Health Care Support Worker resources and development; Don’t Assume, Do Ask!; and COVID-19 Risk Assessment.
  • 7 Aug 2017

    Core Brief - 7 August 2017
    This issue details information on the next meet the Board Nurse Director; nurse Lisa Gervais who has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize; and more than £19 million invested in IRH.
  • 7 Aug 2020

    Core Brief - 7 August 2020 (3.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: NEWS2 is coming! and Violent and aggressive behaviour at our sites.
  • 7 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 7 December 2020 (3.45.pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Update on COVID vaccination.
  • 7 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 7 December 2020 (6.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Everyone Matters Pulse Survey results; COVID-19 outbreak guidance update; Payroll cut off dates – December and January; and Staff Wellbeing: Webinar Sessions for all Health and Social Care staff.
  • 7 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 7 February 2019
    This issue details information on our Annual Review and psychology services review.
  • 7 Jan 2019

    Core Brief - 7 January 2019
    This issue of Core Brief details information on a new winter radio ad campaign.
  • 7 Jan 2021

    Core Brief - 7 January 2021 (3.55pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: National Infection Prevention and Control Manual; Ventilation and air conditioning during the COVID-19 pandemic; NHSGGC Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board; and Staff Health Strategy Initiative.
  • 7 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 7 July 2020 (11.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief include: Testing of Asymptomatic Staff.
  • 7 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 7 June 2021, 11.10am (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Caldicott Principles, Message from Health and Safety – Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Social Distancing signage, What Matters To You Day? Spotlight on Leverndale and COVID-19 Language Resources.
  • 7 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 7 June 2021, 4.40pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this edition Jane talks about: Carers Week, Dietitians Week, vaccination drop in clinics, #MyJagMatters social media campaign and announces the winners of this year’s UNISON & Unite Modern Apprentice of the Year Award
  • 7 May 2020

    Core Brief - 7 May 2020 (8.10am)
    This issue of Core Brief details information from the Interim Board meeting held on 5 May.
  • 7 May 2021

    Core Brief - 7 May 2021 (Daily update 3.15pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Manufacturer product recall update - BD Venflon Pro safety IV cannula; Visiting Information – Alternative formats; Mental Health in the Workplace – A Guide for Managers Webinar; and Call to Action – Green Health Week.
  • 7 May 2021

    Core Brief - 7 May 2021 (Jane Grant message 4.45pm)
    Jane Grant, Chief Executive, talks about International Day of the Midwife, the Neonatal Unit at the RAH being awards UNICEF Baby Friends Stage 3 Accreditation and an update on research studies.
  • 7 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 7 October 2020 (1.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Remember to register for your flu vaccination; Home Working Guidance; and Clean Air Day - 8 October 2020.
  • 7 Oct 2020

    Core Brief - 7 October 2020 (5.10pm)
    This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant on the Test and Protect teams and the latest restrictions announced today.
  • 7 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 7 September 2020 (6.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Further Local Restrictions announced in Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.
  • 8 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 8 April 2021 (Daily update 4.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Attend Anywhere/Near Me Drop in Sessions; MicroStrategy World 2021 Customer Awards; and Glasgow Clinical Trials Forum 2021 - Glasgow CTU, Cancer Research UK CTU and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Research & Innovation.
  • 8 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 8 December 2020 (11.20am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Zaiba Ali; Social Distancing Champions and Line Managers Brief; Scottish Health Awards; Payroll cut off dates reminder – December and January; and Glasgow City Health Improvement Annual Report 2019/20.
  • 8 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 8 December 2020 (5.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID Vaccination Update - Joint statement from Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health and Dorothy McErlean, Employee Director.
  • 8 Feb 2019

    Core Brief - 8 February 2019
    This issue of core brief details information on appointments and moves.
  • 8 Jan 2018

    Core Brief - 8 January 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on ‘Beyond boundaries’ – developing a new regional plan for the West of Scotland.
  • 8 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 8 July 2020 (9.15am)
    This issue of Core Brief details a round up from the Board meeting held on Tuesday 30 June.
  • 8 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 8 June 2020 (4.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: BAME Workforce – Risk Assessment with Staff Members; Mandatory Self-Isolation Provisions Following International Travel; Shielding; Underlying Health Conditions; SSTS Coding; Carers Week 2020; ICU painting captures pandemic for future generations; and Bus service provision to hospitals.
  • 8 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 8 June 2021, 12.15pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: COVID-19 vaccination rollout – biggest in history! What Matters To You Day – Spotlight IRH Pharmacy and RAH Neonatal Unit receives Unicef accreditation.
  • 8 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 8 March 2017
    This issue of Core Brief details a Scottish Government news release from Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell, marking No Smoking Day.
  • 8 Mar 2017

    Core Brief - 8 March 2017 (Inverclyde HSCP appointment)
    This issue of Core Brief details information on the appointment of Louise Long as Chief Officer/Corporate Director of Health and Social Care of Inverclyde HSCP.
  • 8 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 8 March 2021 (5.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: International Women’s Day – 8 March 2021; Newly Qualified Nurse and Midwife Recruitment Campaign 2021; and COVID-19 vaccination programme – we want to hear your views.
  • 8 May 2018

    Core Brief - 8 May 2018
    This issue of Core Brief details information on a one-off evidence session on the performance against our Local Delivery Plan and HIV – know the facts.
  • 8 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 8 September 2020 (4.45pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Play by the rules – to keep everyone safe; Visiting restrictions posters; Organ Donation Week 7-13 September; and Cyber-attacks on home workers – remote access scams.
  • 9 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 9 April 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update 3.35pm)
    This issue of Core Brief details a daily COVID-19 update.
  • 9 Apr 2020

    Core Brief - 9 April 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update 5.15pm
    This issue of Core Brief details: Testing now available for Household Members and Staff with COVID-19 symptoms and Keeping active in the Relaxation and Recuperation Hubs.
  • 9 Apr 2021

    Core Brief - 9 April 2021, 2.25pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    We have started vaccinating members of the public with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. I’m pleased to note that we have also seen a drop in the number of people that we are treating for COVID. We have now rolled out lateral flow test kits to our non-patient facing staff.
  • 9 Dec 2020

    Core Brief - 9 December 2020 (5.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Update: University of Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine trial; Training for GEM 5000 Blood Gas analysers; Scottish Health Awards; and COVID vaccination update correction.
  • 9 Feb 2021

    Core Brief - 9 February 2021 (3.30pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Reviewing Staff COVID Infections; How to access Lateral Flow Device testing kits; COVID-19 Vaccination Programme; and Events planned to celebrate Glasgow’s pioneer of medicine - Joseph Lister.
  • 9 Jan 2020

    Core Brief - 9 January 2020
    This issue details information on the NHSGGC REC Scheme Financial Information Sessions, Staff Health Strategy Year 2 highlights and the Walking Challenge.
  • 9 Jul 2020

    Core Brief - 9 July 2020 (4.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Discontinuation of symptomatic staff testing; Social Distancing in the Workplace – Risk Assessment; Clarity on COVID-19 tests as Taxable Benefit in Kind; and Scottish Health Awards 2020.
  • 9 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 9 June 2020 (11.50am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: What Matters To You Day 2020.
  • 9 Jun 2020

    Core Brief - 9 June 2020 (3.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Patient Images and Clinical Photography Services and Support during COVID-19; and 0365 MFA for access to MS Teams.
  • 9 Jun 2021

    Core Brief - 9 June 2021, 1.50pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: What Matters To You Day 2021, Return to standard car parking arrangements, Pride Month – Eyes down for your first number, it’s Bingo! and Statutory/Mandatory Training.
  • 9 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 9 March 2021 (4.20pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Special Delivery – Postman Paddy’s incredible message of thanks to NHS Staff; No Smoking Day 2021 – Wednesday 10 March; and Social Distancing Spot Checks.
  • 9 Mar 2021

    Core Brief - 9 March 2021 (Message from the Chairman 1.10pm)
    This issue of Core Brief includes a message from the Chairman on the appointment of new Board Members.
  • 9 May 2016

    Core Brief - 9 May 2016
    This issue of Core Brief details the launch of the new online service - HRConnect.
  • 9 Sep 2020

    Core Brief - 9 September 2020 (4.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline and Information Asset Register and Records Management.
  • 14 Jun 2021

    Core Brief = 14 June 2021, 1.55pm (Daily update)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Pay Award, Will you take the NHSScotland Pride Pledge?, eESS - Proxy Users/Data Breaches and Message from Health and Safety – Face Fit Testing.
  • 10 Jul 2020

    Core Brief 10 July 2020 (6.35pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Gradual reintroduction of hospital visiting
  • 11 Sep 2020

    Core Brief 11 September 2020 (5.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief include: Keep your Distance, Organ Donation Week and Public Transport Update
  • 12 Jun 2020

    Core Brief 12 June 2020 (4.10pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief - Coaching for Wellbeing and Gypsy, Roma Traveller History Month
  • 13 Nov 2020

    Core Brief 13 November 2020 3.05pm (message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    In this brief, Jane talks about the continuing high numbers of COVID cases and the welcome news of the development of a vaccine
  • 14 Aug 2020

    Core Brief 14 August 2020 (3.40pm)
    Items in this Core Brief include: Life on the Frontline; Customer Alert Notice for the DSBJ type IIR Face Mask; Microsoft Team, Scottish Health Awards and Superhero mum.
  • 18 Aug 2020

    Core Brief -18 August 2020 (11.25am)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Return to Work Guidance and Risk Assessment Toolkit and Scottish Health Awards 2020.
  • 18 Sep 2020

    Core Brief 18 September 2020 (3.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief include: Protect Scotland app; Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Booklet; Telephone Interpreting contact numbers, Public flu vaccination programme and Scottish Health Awards 2020
  • 19 Jun 2020

    Core Brief 19 June 2020 (4.40pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief - BAME Workforce Risk Assessment, new Mental Health resource, Skye House outdoor project
  • 19 Jun 2020

    Core Brief 19 June 2020 (5.15pm)
    Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive
  • 2 Oct 2020

    Core Brief 2 October 2020 (4.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief include: Update on Test & Protect self-isolation arrangements; Life on the Frontline; SAE Policy Launch, Public Holidays 2021-22 and Saved by a loving hug
  • 21 Aug 2020

    Core Brief 21 August 2020 3.30pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This issue emphasises the importance of testing as we remobilise services
  • 22 May 2020

    Core Brief 22 May 2020 (Daily COVID Update 4.30pm)
    Life on the Frontline, COVID-19 Contact Tracing, Protection from Abuse, Compassionate Distress Response Service, Press Interest, Wellbeing event at GDH
  • 23 Oct 2020

    Core Brief 23 October 2020 (12.30pm)
    Topics included Managing COVID Positive Staff and Staff Contacts and the People's Choice Award.
  • 25 Sep 2020

    Core Brief 25 September 2020 (1.25pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief include: Mental Health Check in; Test and Protect introduced in our retail units; New Physiotherapy self-management website; East Dunbartonshire HSCP – starting solids video.
  • 27 Nov 2020

    Core Brief 27 Nov 2020 (4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Additional flu sessions for non-clinical staff, National Wellbeing Hub and Wellbeing Helpline and Fire Safety
  • 28 Aug 2020

    Core Brief 28 Aug 2020 (5.40pm)
    Topics in the Core Brief: Social Distancing
  • 29 May 2020

    Core Brief 29 May 2020
    Topics in this Core Brief are: Life on the Frontline; Visiting; Communication Support Apps, Cycle to Work Scheme and World No Tobacco Day
  • 3 Jul 2020

    Core Brief 3 July 2020 (4.05pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Marking the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS; Violence in Emergency Departments; Guidance on Social Distancing within the Workplace; PPE Update – Fluid Resistant Masks, Attend Anywhere/Near Me drop in sessions and Car Parking Arrangements – Glasgow City Council
  • 30 Oct 2020

    Core Brief 30 October 2020 2.25pm (Message from Jane Grant. Chief Executive)
    In this brief, Jane talks about the rising numbers of COVID cases in our hospitals and the flu vaccination programme.
  • 4 Sep 2020

    Core Brief 4 September 2020 5.20pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
    This Core Brief highlights the National Everyone Matters pulse survey.
  • 5 Mar 2021

    Core Brief 5 March 2021 (5.30pm)
    This brief includes Scrubs Policy Reminder and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Services.
  • 6 Nov 2020

    Core Brief 6 November 2020 (4.50pm)
    Topics in this Core Brief: Health & Safety Forum, Child Health Protection Service
  • 8 Jan 2021

    Core Brief 8 Jan 20201 (5.35pm)
    The Core Brief provides an update on the COVID vaccination programme
  • 17 Mar 2020

    Cpre Brief - 17 March 2020
    This issue of Core Brief gives a staff update on COVID-19.
Last Updated: 08 January 2019