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 - July 2019
National recognition for NHSGGC services
I’m delighted to congratulate two services this month for gaining UK recognition for the work they do. The nurse-led paediatric continence service has been shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times award. They are the only Scottish service to have been shortlisted in their category, the winner of which will be announced at a ceremony in London in October.
Well done also to the Central Decontamination Unit who have been nominated for the Operational Services Support Worker of the Year award, part of the UK-wide Our Health Heroes awards. The winner will be announced later this year.
There was further good news this month when NHSGGC was presented with a Carer Positive award in recognition for its policies and procedures to support carer employees. The awards are presented to employers in Scotland who are able to show they have a working environment where carers are valued and supported. This accreditation should signal to all staff who have caring responsibilities that they are not alone and that NHSGGC will support them.
Help your colleagues celebrate their achievements
One of the real highlights of the calendar year is the annual Celebrating Success awards ceremony when around 350 staff come together to recognise the achievements of colleagues. The large number of nominations we receive every year is a great testament to the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of our staff in caring for and supporting our patients.
This year the categories for the Chairman’s Awards have been revamped with the existing categories for nursing, global citizenship and volunteers now being joined by four new categories to reflect our organisation’s aims: better care; better health; better value; and, better workplace.
With the deadline for nominations only a few weeks away, I would urge everyone to send in your entries and help ensure your colleagues get the recognition they deserve.
Closing date for entries is 31st July. Details can be found here: www.nhsggc.org.uk/chairmansawards
In recent weeks, you should have been sent a personal email showing your compliance with our statutory/mandatory training. I hope, like me, you found this a useful prompt to make sure that you are up to date.
The statutory/mandatory modules are there to protect you and your patients. They are compulsory for all employees to support the safe delivery of services and for the safety and wellbeing of individual members of staff and patients. Managers need to support staff to get the time to complete the modules and all staff need to make sure that their training is up to date.
Within the organisation, there has been a real focus to ensure everyone is completing their statutory and mandatory training. I want to acknowledge the real commitment that has been shown by staff in this regard and would encourage continued efforts to complete the modules in the timescales.
For frontline staff, there is further essential training, including sharps training, manual handling and falls prevention. Again where this has been deemed an integral part of your role, then all staff are required to complete the training.
If you are unsure about whether you are required to complete these training modules, then please speak with your line manager.
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Jane Grant, Chief Executive