NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) regularly receives requests from individuals external to the organisation to visit our premises and services for publicity purposes and to make official openings.
We are supported by a number of charities and they too have a programme of regular events on NHSGGC premises which involve visits by celebrities and other VIPs.
As a public sector organisation we are publicly accountable and therefore regularly engage with politicians at all levels. As part of this scrutiny we receive regular requests from politicians to visit our services.
The purpose of this protocol is to provide clear guidance to staff on the arrangements to be followed when managing visits to NHSGGC premises.