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Team Brief 2017

Team Brief is the monthly communication to all staff from the Chief Executive which is cascaded throughout the organisation to give local managers the opportunity to add to the core corporate messages and localise them. A feedback facility ensures that Team Brief addresses the issues raised by staff.

A full archive of Team Brief is available on StaffNet (you must be on the NHS network to access).

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Team Brief - November 2018

Celebrating staff success with style and pride

Last night the winners of our 2018 Chairman’s Platinum Awards, the overall winners of local directorate and partnership awards and the William Cullen Prize for medics were celebrated and applauded by hundreds of  NHSGGC colleagues.

It really was a night to make everyone very proud of the job healthcare professionals – and our volunteers – do every day to deliver fantastic care and support to patients. 

Helping us to sing the praises of the winners was the wonderful QEUH and RHC choir. My only regret was that I couldn’t have every single member of our staff there to share in the celebration of what we achieve for our patients and their families every day of the year.

There were many winners but special congratulations  go to the team from Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership who wowed the judges and were awarded a special award for “outstanding excellence” in their delivery of the Home 1st Service.

The Inverclyde Home 1st Team were featured in a special commemorative front page of The Herald. 

To view a list of all the winners from the night visit:

And congratulations to staff in other awards…

  • Well done to our Medical Equipment Management Department who have become the first in the UK to achieve a new safety standard accreditation (ISO 55001) recognising increased patient safety and best         
  • How exciting for Royal Hospital for Children clinical support worker Christine Duncanson to have won a regional Health Hero Award and to be in the running for the overall UK Award. It’s now up to people throughout the UK to   vote for an overall winner of the Clinical Support Worker Award which will be announced on November 23rd so perhaps you can give Christine your support by voting for her at:
  • In the NHS Scotland Health Awards we scored a treble with community midwifery manager for the Special Needs in Pregnancy (SNIPS) team Hilary Alba, winning the Midwife Award; Stuart Yuile winning the Young Achiever award for his enthusiasm and commitment to his role as a catering assistant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital; and the Glasgow Recovery Communities team winning the Healthier Lifestyle Award for their work with those recovering from alcohol and drug misuse
  • There was more success when Renfrewshire Community Connectors – a partnership between three Third Sector organisations, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and primary care   services scooped the   Health and Social Care Partnership Award in The Herald Society Awards last    

Well done and thank you to all of you who have worked so hard to achieve this success. There is a lot to be proud of right across NHSGGC.  

West Dun shows how it can be done!
West Dunbartonshire HSCP have achieved more than 70 per cent staff uptake of the flu vaccine and are setting the standards for everyone else across NHSGGC to follow. 

Our staff flu vaccination programme is a key strand of our winter resilience campaign and an important part of our duty as healthcare professionals to protect ourselves and our patients from infection.  

The target for NHS staff this year is to achieve at least 60 per cent uptake.

Glasgow’s Dental Hospital staff are also high flyers in the flu vaccine stakes having achieved 56 per cent uptake within the first four weeks of the campaign – so well done to them too.

Our peer immunisers and the programme of mass vaccination clinics are continuing and I urge all other partnerships and directorates to help us ensure we all do our best to protect against infection and get vaccinated.

Other hospital sites and partnerships still have a way to go before they get closer to the target so please do everything you can to encourage uptake in your place of work. A graph showing uptake levels on hospital sites and HSCPs is being prepared and will be shared with everyone to highlight what progress is being made – and where more needs to be done to help more staff roll up their sleeves!

Supporting staff affected by Brexit
On Friday of last week a survey “went live” on our HR Connect web pages. It’s a very simple survey giving any member of staff the opportunity to let us know that they may be impacted by Brexit. 

I greatly value the contribution of staff from the EU. The survey will allow us to provide information and support to staff affected by Brexit over the next few months.

For information about the survey, how to complete it and the survey itself please use this link HR Connect Brexit page. 


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Jane Grant, Chief Executive