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Core Briefs

Core Brief - 27 November 2021 (Daily update, 9.45am)
How to order new LFTs, Period poverty, CHARISMA study begins at QEUH and Student Placement of the Year Award
Core Brief - 26 November 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 2.35pm)
As you will have seen in the past 24 hours, the QEUH / RHC and specifically the treatment provided to our patients at the hospital, has continued to be called into question. Hearing such speculation and allegations will, I have no doubt, be extremely difficult for our staff and patients alike.
Core Brief - 25 November 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 12.30pm)
In this issue Jane Grant talks about the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care visit to Eastbank, our winter workforce plan and sends congratulations to our latest award winning colleagues.
Core Brief - 24 November 2021 (Daily update 2.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Changes to LFT kits; Amended Jason Leitch video link; Carers Rights Day – Thursday 25 November 2021; 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021; and Health and Safety – COVID-19 Key Safety Theme: Good Hygiene.
Core Brief - 23 November 2021 (Daily update, 10am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Provision of support to winter vaccinations programme, 12 steps to a safe and healthy festive season – social events and Email guidance – multiple recipients
Core Brief - 22 November 2021 (Daily update, 5.40pm)
Physical Distancing signage updated, Medical and Dental staff Christmas and New Year holidays 2021/22, Datix – Learning lessons from incident investigations, Health and Safety Important Message – updated guidance for qualitative (Hood) face fit testing (FFT), Come and join the Staff Bank service
Core Brief - 19 November 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 4.30pm)
QEUH media and political scrutiny, supporting staff welfare, mental health check-in, peer support service, Community Assessment Centres continue as COVID-19 pathway, new partnership with the National volunteering co-ordination hub.
Core Brief - 18 November 2021 (Daily update, 5.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Public Holidays 2022/23; Global Citizenship Conference, 24 November 2021; Message from Health and Safety – Ventilation and air conditioning during COVID-10; Person Centred virtual visiting iPads; Staff Safety Awareness: and Are you interested in becoming an ethics committee member?
Core Brief - 17 November 2021 (Daily update, 2.15pm)
Physical Distancing Signage updated, Celebrate Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer Day - 18 November, Call for Volunteers – Impact of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure , Picturing our Workforce: One NHS Family photography exhibition, NHSGGC anaesthetists rouse COP26 delegates on sustainability, Katie knew she wanted to be a nurse – while having a transplant
Topics in this Core Brief: Annual Leave Buyback and Carry Over 2021-22; eESS - Login error Message; New Partnership with the National Volunteering Co-ordination Hub; Come and Join the Staff Bank Service; and Scottish Health Awards – Heartstart Projects in Argyll and Clyde.
Core Brief - 15 November 2021 (Daily update 3.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Patient Discharge Transport Service; Near Me Video Consultations - Learning Needs Survey for Health and Care Professionals; Grand Round; and Scottish Health Awards – Amma Birth Companions.
Core Brief - 12 November 20201 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 4.10pm)
Jane talks about: COP26 Climate Change Conference, a sustainable future, COVID-19 pressures, HEPMA shortlisted for award and the Employee Director retires.
Core Brief - 11 November 2021 (Daily update, 12.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Information on the NHS Pension Scheme – 2015 Remedy (McCloud Sargeant); Scottish Health Awards winner - Homeless Health and Asylum Service, Glasgow City HSCP; Remembrance Day; Inspiring Innovation in Women’s and Children’s Care; Picturing our Workforce: One NHS Family; After COP26, NHSGGC staff getting on their bikes; and Act now ahead of COP26 disruption.
Core Brief - 10 November 2021 (Daily update 2.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Dr Margaret McGuire, Board Nurse Director; Guidance on DATIX Reporting – COVID-19; Scottish Health Awards winner – Stuart Watson; NHSGGC’s Energy Team lighting the way to a greener future; Webinar series on management of frail older adults; and Act now ahead of COP26 disruption.
Core Brief - 9 November 2021 (Daily update, 5.00pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Climate Change and NHS Scotland – message from Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive NHS Scotland and Director General Health and Social Care; Lateral Flow Testing; Come and join the Staff Bank Service; Revision to visiting arrangements at the Royal Alexandra Hospital; Scottish Health Awards winner - Macmillan Scottish Mesothelioma Network; and Act now ahead of COP26 disruption.
Core Brief 05 November 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 2.55pm)
Jane talks about awards recognising the remarkable efforts of staff, the right people, in the right place and at the right time, Occupational Therapy Week and COP26.
Core Brief - 4 November 2021 (Daily update 2.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Principles for Outpatients Consultations during COVID-19 – update on physical distancing in community settings; Occupational Therapy Week – 1-7 November; Home Energy Scotland; Your Hospital Live Arts Events; Pollution Pods open for visitors; NHSGGC signs up to the Sustainable Glasgow Green Economy Charter; and Act now ahead of COP26 disruption.
Core Brief - 3 November 2021 (Daily update, 5.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: New guidance for emergency departments; Life on the Frontline – Anne Marie Benes; Introduction of block team at QEUH; Occupational Therapy Week – 1-7 November; Sustainable procurement; and Act now ahead of COP26 disruption.
Core Brief - 2 November 2021 (Daily update, 5.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Occupational Therapy Week 2021; Staff Disability Forum; Act now ahead of COP26 disruption; and COP26 arrives at Gartnavel.
Core Brief - 2 November 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 11.45am)
In this Core Brief Jane Grant talks about the COP26 climate conference, the Board's commitment to minimising the environmental impact of our operations and the installation of pollution pods at Gartnavel.
Core Brief - 01 November 2021 (Daily update, 12.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now ahead of COP26 disruption, Doctor completes 800km climate cycle ahead of COP26 and Health and Safety Message – Monitoring COVID control measures.
Core Brief - 29 October 2021 (Daily update, 2.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COP26 at Gartnavel Hospitals, Act now and get ready for COP26 and Physical Distancing within NHSGGC
Core Brief - 28 October 2021 (Daily update, 11.15am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26; New resources on Long COVID for health and social care staff and unpaid carers; Winter Driving Training LearnPro Module; and Support our NHSGGC Social Distancing Champions.
Core Brief - 27 October 2021 (Daily update 3.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26; NHSGGC Flying Start NQP Signifier Badge; and Physical Distancing with NHSGGC.
Core Brief - 26 October 2021 (October Board Meeting 5.15pm)
Key items considered included scrutiny of the ongoing response to COVID, preparations for COP26 and the Board’s remobilisation plan. The Board also received reports on performance, finance and infection control.
Core Brief - 25 October 2021 (Daily update 3.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26; Physical Distancing Risk Assessment; and Glasgow doctor is green machine.
Core Brief - 22 October 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 11.05am)
In this brief Jane talks about: COP26, the official opening of Greenock Health and Care Centre, Public inquiry reconvenes next week and thanks to everyone who took part in the iMatter survey.
Core Brief - 21 October 2021 (Daily update 12.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26; iMatter 2021 – Thank you!; LGBTQ+ and Allies social event; and 'On the mend' - meet the apprentice maintaining healthy hospital equipment.
Core Brief - 20 October 2021 (Daily update, 5.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26, Greenock Health and Care Centre Official Opening, Acute – Physical Distancing Review and Parents turn to new Royal Hospital for Children app for trusted care advice.
Core Brief - 19 October 2021 (Daily update 4.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26; eESS (Electronic Employee Support System); and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19 – update.
Core Brief - 18 October 20231 (Daily update 2.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Act now and get ready for COP26; Scottish Health Awards 2021 finalists; AI could speed up COVID-19 diagnosis in Emergency Departments; and Health and Safety message - Monitoring COVID control measures.
Core Brief - 15 October 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 10.45am)
In this edition Jane talks about: the continued increase in pressures, temporarily reverted to essential visiting at RAH, thanks to all our domestic teams, support services available to all staff, Excellence Awards, welcome to all of our new nurses, COP26 and congratulations to Kathy McFall on receiving an Honorary Fellowship.
Core Brief - 14 October 2021 (Daily update, 5.00pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26; AHP Awareness Day – 14 October 2021; and Support our NHSGGC Social Distancing Champions.
Core Brief - 13 October 2021 (Daily update 4.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26; Revision to hospital visiting arrangements at Royal Alexandra Hospital from Wednesday 13 October at 8pm; and Feedback sought to help shape new Care Home support group.
Core Brief - 12 October 2021 (Daily update 1.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26; iMatter – Thank you and Board Report; Equality, diversity and inclusion – please review and update your Employee Data; Lateral Flow - keep testing; and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19 – update.
Core Brief - 11 October 2021 (Daily update, 3.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COP26 travel & transport video, Message from Health and Safety – Physical Distancing in the workplace, World Mental Health Day – 10 October and Manpreet is proud and excited to be a fully qualified nurse.
Core Brief - 8 October 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, 5pm)
In this brief Jane talks about: Additional £300M to support health and social care services, Public Inquiry continues to hear evidence, thanks to staff for getting their flu and booster jabs, Chairman's Awards will be held virtually this year and new heart failure device will revolutionise treatment.
Core Brief - 8 October 2021 (Daily update, 3.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26, Welcome to our newly qualified nurses and midwives, Duty of Candour and Consent Policies, LearnPro – Stoma Care and Message from Health and Safety – Physical Distancing Reminder
Core Brief - 7 October 2021 (Daily update 5.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26; NHSGGC Flying Start Support Sessions – November 2021; Boys saved by medics return to RHC for fundraising celebration; NHSGGC Physical Distancing Competition; Ride for their Lives; and NHS Ayrshire & Arran Daily digest.
Core Brief - 6 October 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 6.00pm)
In this Core Brief Jane talks about the unprecedented pressures across the health and social care system is currently faced with. She also thanks the eHEalth team for their efforts updating TrakCare and celebrates World Cerebral Palsy Day.
Core Brief - 6 October 2021 (Daily update, 3.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26; Principles for Outpatients Consultations during COVID-19; Staff vaccinated in another country; Guidance on Physical Distancing – Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs); and From patient to doctor – Consultant with cerebral palsy hopes to inspire others.
Core Brief - 4 October 2021 (Daily update 5.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get ready for COP26; M8 Kingston Bridge Roadworks; Scottish Health Awards: vote now for the People’s Choice Award; and Challenge Poverty Week – 4-10 October.
Core Brief - 1 October 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive 11.15am)
In this edition Jane talks about: Another challenging week and we are beginning to see COVID cases decrease, thank you to our Care Home and Care at Home staff and anti-vax campaigners targeting schools.
Core Brief - 30 September 2021 (Daily update 12.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Monthly Fire Safety Audits; Health and Safety Training for September; Microsoft Office 365 – M365; and Physical Distancing Risk Assessment Process.
Core Brief - 29 September 2021 (Daily update 12.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: TrakCare T2021 Order Communication - Training & Support; Health and Safety Important Notice - FFP3 - Alpha Solway H-3 mask; Moving Pharmacy Forward; and Webinar Series on Management of Frail Older Adults.
Core Brief - 28 September 2021 (Daily update, 2.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral flow testing, Health and Safety Training for September, eESS (Electronic Employee Support System) and Scottish Health Awards: Vote now for the People’s Choice Award
Core Brief - 24 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 11.35am)
In this issue Jane talks about: Public Inquiry in the media, the latest phase of the vaccination programme, flu and COVID boosters start next week and the portal is open for registration.
Core Brief - 23 September 2021 (Daily update 5.25pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter 2021 – last few days for cohort three; iMatter 2021 – Doctors and Dentist in Training; National Eye Healthcare Week – 20-26 September; Organ Donation week: A look back at children’s lives transformed thanks to organ donation; Falls Prevention Week; Glasgow City Youth Health Service; and Scottish Hospitals Public Inquiry staff email.
Core Brief - 22 September 2021 (Daily update 12.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Get Ready for Medicine programme; Medical and Dental - Consultant Grade; BME Staff Network Facebook; and Staying Safe during COVID-19.
Core Brief - 21 September 2021 (Daily update 2.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Staff Vaccination Update; World Alzheimer Day – 21 September 2021; Falls Awareness Week – 20-26 September; Physical Distancing with NHSGGC; Scottish Hospitals Public Inquiry staff email. and Climate Week Survey.
Core Brief - 20 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive 5.10pm)
In this issue Jane talks about Scottish Hospitals Public Inquiry which began in August last year, as the first session to hear oral evidence begins today.
Core Brief - 20 September 2021 (Daily update 12.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter 2021 – every voice matters; Training for Cascade Trainers for the Freestyle Glucose & Ketone meters; Organ and Tissue Donation Week; Travel update; and Health and Safety Training for September.
Core Brief - 17 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive 6.30pm)
In this Brief Jane talks about: How we continue to face significant challenges, the launch a four week radio campaign and the rollout of COVID vaccine.
Core Brief - 16 September 2021 (Daily update 5.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Health Records - update to Scanning Process for DNA CPR forms after admission; Homeless Health and Asylum Service finalist in Scottish Health Awards, People's Choice Awards; Sustainability is more than Climate Week; September Payroll Cut-Off Date - eESS Downtime; and Your Hospital Live Arts Events.
Core Brief - 15 September 2021 (Daily update 3.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Let's keep things flowing; iMatter 2021 – every voice matters; Physical Distancing Update; Special recognition for Ward 3B at RHC; NHSGGC testing lab reaches major milestone in fight against COVID; and Climate Week: NHSGGC embracing ‘green’ health and wellbeing.
Core Brief - 14 September 2021 (Daily update 5.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Let's keep things Flowing; Face coverings for visitors – reminder of current guidance; Health and Safety Training for September; Growing our Great Community - NHSGGC BME Staff Network; and Scotland's Climate Week.
Core Brief - 13 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 4.45pm)
In this issue Jane Grant talks about Scotland's Climate Week and the importance of environmental issues which will be with us long after COVID-19.
Core Brief - 13 September 2021 (Daily update 1.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Flying Start Signifier Badges; HR SAU COVID Absence Reminder; New NHSGGC website coming soon!; Climate Week – Get Ready for COP26; and Forgotten corner of RAH to be transformed into environmental gem for the whole community.
Core Brief 10 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 2.45pm)
In this brief Jane talks about making necessary changes to support staff to respond to the current challenges, including bringing on board 600 newly qualified nurses ahead of schedule.
Topics in this Core Brief: Health & Safety Important Notice - Updated Guidance for Qualitative (Hood) Face Fit Testing (FFT); The Infection Prevention and Control Quality Improvement Network Newsletter (IPCQIN); Statutory Mandatory Training – Standard Infection Control Precautions; NHSGGC LGBTQ+ Forum and GJ LGBT+ Staff Forum present; and September Payroll Cut-Off Date - eESS Downtime.
Core Brief - 8 September 2021 (Daily update 3.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Social Distancing Update; Prosthetists and Orthotists Awareness Day; Glasgow Clinical Research Facility shortlisted for student placement award; and Policy Update – Health and Safety.
Core Brief - 7 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 2.30pm)
In this Core Brief Jane talks about the steps being taken to address the considerable challenges we are facing due to the combined issues of increasing Covid admissions, staff absence and rising emergency attendances.
Core Brief - 7 September 2021 (Daily update 12.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Person Centred Virtual Visiting update; Scottish Public Pensions Agency - Scottish NHS Circular 2021-07 - Annual Benefit Statements 2021; and Active Staff.
Core Brief - 6 September 2021 (Daily update 3.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety Training for September; iMatter 2021 – every voice matters; Life on the Frontline - Sharon Fitzpatrick; Deaf Mental Health Peer Support Worker; and Alternative pathways transforming dental care of children.
Core Brief - 3 September 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 3.15pm
In this issue Jane talks about: The rise in COVID cases, social media criticism for our GPs and pharmacy staff, the Global Climate Change Conference coming to Glasgow and the great response to the call for nominations in the Excellence Awards.
Core Brief - 2 September 2021 (Daily update 2.20pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Social Distancing Update; Potential Issue with Nationwide Processing a Second Monthly Salary Today; Lateral Flow Testing kits; Growing our Great Community – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Health & Safety - Important Notice; GP Direct Access Rapid CT Chest Scans for Suspicion of Lung Cancer; and Get ready for COP26.
Core Brief - 1 September 2021 (Daily update 5.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Supply Disruption of BD Vacutainer Blood Specimen Collection Tubes; Staff COVID-19 testing; Your voice matters!; Staff face 354 physical and verbal attacks each month; and Transport update – Clyde Tunnel.
Core Brief - 31 August 2021 (Daily update, 4.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Maximising iMatter 2021…; and Social Distancing Reminder.
Core Brief - 30 August 2021 (Daily update 2.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: eHealth - eHelp Portal; Making your R&R hubs safe, relaxing and enjoyable; and Give & Go – GRI.
Core Brief - 27 August 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 4.10pm)
In this issue Jane talks about: Ongoing COVID pressures, the Scottish Government Recovery Plan, iMatter staff survey and the Major Trauma Network opening on Monday.
Core Brief - 27 August 2021 (Daily update, 2.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Revision to hospital visiting arrangements in ‘nightingale’ wards at Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Core Brief - 26 August 2021 (Daily update 3.25pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In – closes Friday 27 August; Frances McLinden, South Sector Director continues to introduce the Major Trauma Centre and team – today it’s the role of the AHP Rehabilitation Consultant; September Payroll Cut-Off Date - eESS Downtime; and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19 – update.
Core Brief - 25 August 2021 (Daily update 5.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Mark O’Donnell; Scottish Health Awards 2021; and COVID-19 – Protect yourself and others.
Core Brief - 24 August 2021 (Daily update 4.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In; Responding to current pressures; Message from MTC Clinical Leads: Marie Spiers and Christina Harry; Hospital PFI car park in Glasgow bought out; and Data Breaches.
Core Brief - 23 August 2021 (Daily update 4.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter – Cohort One participation continues to rise to 62%, and Cohort Two goes live today!; Frances McLinden, South Sector Director continues to introduce the Major Trauma Centre and team. Today it’s the role of the Major Trauma Coordinator; and Message from Health and Safety – Statutory/Mandatory Training important message.
Core Brief - 20 August 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 5.40pm)
In this issue Jane talks about: COVID remobilisation, Women's Health Strategy launched, iMatter uptake in Cohort One, Mental Health Check in and the Excellence Awards.
Core Brief - 19 August 2021 (Daily update, 3.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Excellence Awards – last chance to get your nominations in! Frances McLinden, South Sector Director introduces the Major Trauma Centre and team, Fire is everyone’s business – have you done your Fire Safety Training yet? Message from Health and Safety – Social Distancing.
Core Brief - 18 August 2021 (Report from August Board meeting)
The issues considered by the Board included an update on our COVID-19 response, our remobilisation plan, an update on QEUH and RHC, public health screening and the regular report on infection control. The Board also scrutinised the latest performance and finance reports.
Core Brief - 17 August 2021 (Daily update, 10.30am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check in, Life on the Frontline – Lauren Afzal, Family Nurse and Excellence Awards – Closing date 20 August.
Core Brief - 16 August 2021 (Daily update, 5.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter – survey now live in Cohort One, others coming very soon…, Robot assisted surgery helping to boost outcomes for patients and Scottish Health Awards 2021 – closing date 26 August.
Core Brief - 13 August 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive,11am)
In this issue Jane talks about: Challenging conditions in our EDs, vaccination clinics are now offering the Pfizer COVID vaccine to people aged 16 and 17, guidance concerning COVID-19 restrictions and lateral flow testing.
Core Brief - 12 August 2021 (Major Trauma update 2.50pm)
This issue of Core brief gives details of the West of Scotland Major Trauma Network which is launching the opening of the Major Trauma Centres at the QEUH and RHC on 30 August.
Core Brief - 11 August 2021 (Daily update 12.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COVID close contact text message scam; New Resource on National Wellbeing Hub; eHealth - eHelp Portal; and Making your R&R hubs safe, relaxing and enjoyable.
Core Brief - 10 August 2021 (Daily update 2.20pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In; Active Staff; Mental Health in the Workplace: a guide for manager’s webinar; and Message from Health and Safety: Social Distancing competition.
Core Brief - 9 August 2021 (Daily update 1.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter – Message from Anne MacPherson, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development; First Minister visits vaccination centre for the first 16 and 17 year olds; Staff Disability Forum; and Transport update.
Core Brief - 6 August 2021 (Daily update, 3.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting update – Test and Protect Visitor contact details and Social Distancing update.
Core Brief - 6 August 2021 (Daily update, 12.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting arrangements for all hospitals, Realistic Medicine in action – Safer Use of Medicines, Message from Health and Safety – Statutory Mandatory Training and Finally… Ward 3B RHC needs your support – voting closes at midnight!
Core Brief - 5 August 2021 (Daily update 11.30am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director – Lateral Flow Testing; Work Locations and NHSGGC Arrangements; and Stay COVID Safe.
Core Brief - 4 August 2021 (Daily update 2.20pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Staff Listening Service; Cycle to Work Day – 5 August; and Health and Safety message - Monitoring COVID control measures.
Core Brief - 3 August 2021 (Daily update 12.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: It’s time to celebrate by nominating your colleagues for an Excellence Award; Cycle to Work Day – 5 August; and Scotland’s Covid Memorial workshops.
Core Brief - 2 August 2021 (Daily update 4.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Maximising iMatter; GGC Medicines Update; and Social Distancing – Remember to adhere to Maximum Occupancy.
Core Brief - 30 July 2021 (Daily update, 3.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Self-Isolation Exemption for Health and Social Care Workers and Message from Health and Safety – Monitoring COVID control measures.
Core Brief - 30 July 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
In this issue Jane talks about: The establishment of a West of Scotland regional trauma network, Mental Health Check In and she welcomes the FY1s to NHSGGC.
Core Brief - 29 July 2021 (Daily update, 11.15am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In – Summer 2021 and Message from Health and Safety – Social Distancing reminder.
Core Brief - 28 July 2021 (Daily update 3.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Medical training partnership announced in Glasgow and Social Distancing Champions.
Core Brief - 27 July 2021 (Daily update 5.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Interim health and social care chief appointed.
Core Brief - 26 July 2021 (Daily update, 2.25pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Message from Anne MacPherson – iMatter 2021, Growing our Great Community, Greenspace and art projects brings new life to Leverndale Hospital and COVID-19 – Protect yourself and others.
Core Brief - 23 July 2021 (Message from Jane Grant Chief Executive 3.55pm)
In this issue Jane Grant talks about our services remaining extremely busy and while cases of COVID reduce LFT is as important as ever. The work being delivered by the Orthopaedics service and congratulates the teams involved in the design, commissioning and construction of the Stobhill Elgin and Appin Wards.
Core Brief - 23 July 2021 (Daily update 12.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: International Travel and Quarantine Arrangements and Heath board and university give new links the Green light.
Core Brief - 22 July 2021 (Daily update 2.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: NHS Digital Passport and Authority to Discharge Report Webinar.
Core Brief - 21 July 2021 (Daily update 2.25pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC Flying Start Portal – Support Sessions – NEW DATES; Stobhill wards recognised with two prestigious awards; and Scottish Health Awards 2021.
Core Brief - 20 July 2021 (Daily update 3.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Kirsty Howie; COVID-19 and Staff Returning to the Workplace; Workplace Temperature Guidelines; and What can we learn from NASA about leadership?
Topics in this Core Brief: Hospital visiting arrangements; Social Distancing Reminder; and eHealth - eHelp Portal.
Core Brief - 16 July 2021 (Daily update 1.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Infection Prevention and Control reminder; Visiting arrangements; Important transport messages – NHS Louisa Jordan and Clyde Tunnel; and Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19 – update.
Core Brief - 16 July 2021 (Message from Jane Grant 9.00am)
In this issue Jane Grant talks about our staff excellence awards, HEPMA, the conclusion of our vaccinations at The Hydro and thanks staff for their continued support.
Core Brief - 14 July 2021 (Daily update 4.00pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: EU Settlement Scheme – late applications; Pride pin badges; and Social Distancing Travel.
Core Brief - 13 July 2021 (Daily update 12.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Jac Ross; Updates to Care Homes and Community Health & Care COVID-19 & Acute setting Addendum; and Working and Retirement Options under the NHS Pension 1995 Scheme.
Core Brief - 12 July 2021 (Daily update 3.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: It’s time to nominate in the NHSGGC Excellence Awards; NHS Global Citizenship - case study; GRI recognised with Golden Hip Award for excellence in patient care; and Professor Tara – my patients won’t let it go to my head.
Core Brief - 9 July 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive 3.10pm)
In this issue Jane talks about: The challenges facing Health Boards, the vaccine programme, iMatter coming soon, QEUH marks it's 6th anniversary and the NHS is awarded the George Cross.
Core Brief - 8 July 2021 (Daily update 12.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: NHS Global Citizenship; HEPMA tots up one million doses; and Important Reminder – Stay Safe during COVID-19.
Core Brief - 7 July 2021 (Daily update 1.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COVID Absence Reminder – Self Isolation / Lateral Flow Testing / SSTS; Health and Safety – Important Notice; Care Opinion Star Responder; and Pride Badge Requests.
Core Brief - 6 July 2021 (Daily update 3.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline – Paula McMahon; eHealth - eHelp Portal; World-famous artist says thank you to NHSGGC staff with stunning butterfly rainbow print; and Social Distancing – Remember to adhere to Maximum Occupancy.
Core Brief - 5 July 2021 (Daily update 1.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Scottish COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Addendum for Acute Settings update; Hospital Visiting Reminder; The George Cross awarded to the National Health Services of the United Kingdom; and New doctors take their oath after a final year like no other.
Core Brief - 1 July 2021 (Daily update 2.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COVID Related Absence – Reminder; Statutory/Mandatory Training - Important message; Phone call attacks: you are the best line of defence; and Your Hospital Live Arts Events.
Core Brief - 1 July 2021 (Message from Jane Grant 8.00am)
In this issue Jane talks about the GRI named as the top hospital in Scotland; our remobilisation plan; de-escalated from Level Four to Level Two on the NHS Board Performance Escalation Framework; GP Out Of Hours; and the the Scottish Government widening access to the COVID-19 vaccination portal.
Core Brief - 30 June 2021 (June Board Meeting 10.00am)
This issue of Core Brief details an update from the June Board Meeting held on Tuesday 29 June 2021. Topics include: Chairman and Chief Executive’s Reports; Remobilisation Plan 2021-22; COVID-19 update; QEUH/RHC Update; and Finance update.
Core Brief - 29 June 2021 (Daily update 12.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Testing – ePortal Improvements; NHSGGC Flying Start Portal – Support Sessions – NEW DATES; Climate Ready Clyde Adaptation Strategy Launch: 29 June; and Message from Health and Safety: Social Distancing competition – School Summer Holidays.
Core Brief - 28 June 2021 (Daily update 2.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety - FFP3 Important Update for 3M 1873V+ users; Final chance to apply for EU Settled Status; and Glasgow Royal Infirmary named as Scotland’s best hospital.
Core Brief - 25 June 2021 (Daily update, 1.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Interim Chief Officer for Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership appointed
Core Brief - 25 June 2021, (Daily update, 10.10am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Pride in GRI, Public Health Scotland Research – Maternity Services, Expenses – change to email address and Making your R&R Hubs, safe, relaxing and enjoyable.
Core Brief - 24 June 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive 10.45am)
In this message Jane Grant talks about the launch of the Scottish Health Awards and the importance of staff being able to speak up when things are not working as they should.
Core Brief - 23 June 2021 (Daily update 12.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Second dose vaccination for staff; What Matters To You Day success; Scotland's Covid Memorial invitation to write an ' I remember'; and Important Reminder – Stay Safe during COVID-19.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 18 June 2021 (Daily update, 3.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Quality Improvement South Sector Awards, Sustainable Glasgow and NHS Golf Classic – 13 September 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.
Core Brief - 17 June 2021 (Daily update 11.30am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Inverclyde Chief Officer appointed as Chief Executive, Inverclyde Council.
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.
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.
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.
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
Core Brief - 11 June 2021, 12.25pm (Daily update)
Lateral Flow Test Kits – ordering on PECOS, What Matters To You Day? – Thank you, Carers Week – Supporting Carers Everyday, Remember to adhere to maximum occupancy and Refugee Week 14-20 June – Film and discussion.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 8 June 2021, 12.10pm (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Active Staff Walking Challenge Summer 2021 and Euro 2020
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
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 across NHSGGC.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Core Brief - 12 May 2021 (Daily update 8.15am)
Topics in this Core Brief: International Nurses Day 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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 5 May 2021 (Daily update 8.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: International Day of the Midwife 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.
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.
Core Brief - 30 April 2021 (Daily update 3.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Growing our Great Community – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and What Matters to You? Day
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.
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.
Core Brief - 27 April 2021, 5.00pm (Report from the 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Core Brief - 21 April 2021 (Daily update 4.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting restrictions and Social Distancing Travel.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 16 April 2021, 12.45pm (Daily update)
Topics in this Core Brief: Greenock Telegraph Health and Care Awards 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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 and Anticipatory Care Programme Summary: What information do your need? – Staff Survey
Core Brief - 26 March 2021 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
We have now past the milestone of half a million doses of the COVID vaccine 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.
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.
Core Brief - 24 March 2021, 11.05am (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.
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.
Core Brief - 22 March 2021, 3pm (Publication of QEUH/RHC Reports)
Topics in this Core Brief: Publication of QEUH/RHC Reports
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!
Core Brief - 19 March 2021, 5.10pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
An excellent report was received this week from Healthcare Improvement Scotland on the 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 12 March 2021 (Daily update, 2pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC Statement on the UK recall of Becton Dickinson Infusion Sets.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief 5 March 2021 5.30pm
Topics in this Core Brief: Scrubs Policy Reminder and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Services.
Core Brief 5 March 2021 3.20pm Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive
In this message Jane talks about the Scottish Government's plans for the next stage in easing lockdown restrictions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 15 February 2021, 4pm (Daily update - message from eHealth)
Topics in this Core Brief: Clinical Portal disruption last week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 5 February 2021, 11.20am (Daily update)
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.
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
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.
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.
Core Brief - 2 February 2021 (8.00am)
Topics in this Core Brief: Mental Health Check In and Communication Difficulties in Dementia.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 27 January 2021 (6.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 testing; Mental Health Check In; and Public Transport update.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 22 January 2021, 6.47pm (Second dose for COVID vaccination)
Topics in this Core Brief: Second dose for COVID vaccination
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.
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 and Social distancing signage.
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.
Core Brief - 19 January 2021 (2.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Second dose for COVID vaccination and Working from home guidance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief 8 Jan 2021 (5.35pm)
This Core Brief provides an update on the COVID vaccination programme
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 5 January 2021 (4.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Scottish Government Announcement – COVID Restrictions.
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.
Core Brief - 30 December 2020, 6.15pm (Daily update)
Topic in this Core Brief: Update on COVID vaccination programme
Core Brief - 30 December 2020, 2.45pm (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.
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
Core Brief - 29 December 2020, 2pm (Daily update)
Topics in this Core Brief: Staff COVID-19 FAQs updated and Report from December Board Meeting
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 21 December 2020 (1.00pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Publication of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital/NHSGGC Oversight Board Interim Report.
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.
In this issue Jane talks about Gartnavel General being one of the first regional hubs for COVID testing
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 14 December 2020 (12.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COVID-19 staff vaccination programme and GenOMICC first report.
Core Brief - 11 December 2020 (8.22pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting restrictions update – Inverclyde Royal Hospital.
Core Brief - 11 December 2020, 5.15pm
Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow testing 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
Core Brief - 11 December 2020, 2.20pm
Topics in this Core Brief: Message to all staff from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief - 7 December 2020 (3.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Update on COVID vaccination.
Core Brief - 4 December 2020 (Daily update, 5.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: COVID Vaccination.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Core Brief 27 November 2020 (4.05pm) (Daily Update)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline, Additional flu sessions for non-clinical staff, National Wellbeing Hub and the Wellbeing Helpline,  Fire Safety
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.
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.
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
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.
Core Brief 20 November 2020 (3.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: New COVID HR Support Team; Everyone Matters Pulse Survey; Scottish Health Award 2020, Public Transport Update
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.
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.
Core Brief - 17 November 2020 (4.15pm)
This Core Brief includes a message from Jane Grant on today's Tier 4 announcement.
Core Brief - 17 November 2020 (1.55pm)
Topics in the Core Brief: Renfrewshire HSCP – Interim Chief Officer appointed.
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.
Core Brief - 13 November 2020 3.05pm
This issue contains a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, about the continuing high numbers of COVID cases and the welcome news of the development of a vaccine
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.
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.
Core Brief 6 November 2020 (4.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Health & Safety Forum, Child Health Protection Service
Core Brief - 5 November 2020 (3.05pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Social distancing in the workplace; National Wellbeing Hub; and Give & Go.
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.
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.
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.
Core Brief 30 October 2020 (2.25pm)
This issue contains a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, about the rising numbers of COVID cases in our hospitals and the flu vaccination programme.
Core Brief - 30 October 2020, 7.30am (Report from the 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 23 October 2020 (3.10pm)
This issue contains a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive about the COVID challenges and the staff flu vaccination programme.

 

Core Brief 23 October 2020 (12.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief include: Managing COVID Positive Staff and Staff Contacts and the People's Choice Award

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 9 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

 

Core Brief - 9 October 2020 (2.20pm)
This issue is a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive and encourages all staff to get the flu vaccine.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Core Brief 11 September 2020 (5.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief include: Keep your Distance, Organ Donation Week and Public Transport Update.

 

Core Brief 11 September 2020 11.45am (Message from Professor John Brown CBE, Chairman)

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 9 September 2020 (4.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline and Information Asset Register and Records Management.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 7 September 2020 (6.50pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Further Local Restrictions announced in Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

 

Core Brief - 4 September 2020 5.20pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
This issue highlights the National Everyone Matters pulse survey.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Core Brief 28 August 2020 (5.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Social Distancing

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Core Brief - 24 August 2020 (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.

 

Core Brief 21 August 2020 3.30pm (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive)
This issue emphasises the importance of testing as we remobilise our services

 

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

 

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

 

Core Brief 14 August 2020 (3.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; Customer Alert Notice for the DSBJ type IIR Face Mask; Microsoft Teams, Scottish Health Awards and Superhero mum

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Core Brief - 7 August 2020 (3.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: NEWS2 is coming! and Violent and aggressive behaviour at our sites.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 14 July 2020 (3.05pm)
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

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 10 July 2020 (6.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Gradual reintroduction on hospital visiting

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 7 July 2020 (11.10am)
Topics in this Core Brief include: Testing of Asymptomatic Staff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 26 June 2020 (3.50pm)
Items in this Core Brief:New arrangements for patients giving blood samples; Attend Anywhere Staff Sessions, Test and Protect Leaflet and Optometry Update

 

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.

 

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.

 

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’.

 

Core Brief - 19 June 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update,5.15pm)
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive

 

Core Brief - 19 June 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update,4.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief - BAME Workforce Risk Assessment, new Mental Health resource, Skye House outdoor project

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Core Brief - 12 June 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update,5.30pm)
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive

 

Core Brief - 12 June 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update, 4.10pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Coaching for Wellbeing and Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 9 June 2020 (11.50am)
Topics in this Core Brief: What Matters To You Day 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.

 

Core Brief - 6 June 2020 (10am)
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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 and a Poem – Haven #17

 

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 and Social Distancing on Transport

 

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

 

Core Brief - 1st June 2020, 9.55am
This issue brings you news about Volunteers Week and Dementia Awareness Week

 

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

 

Core Brief - 29 May 2020 (3.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief are: Life on the Frontline; Visiting; Communication Support Apps, Cycle to Work Scheme and World No Tobacco Day

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Core Brief - 22 May 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update, 4.30pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Life on the Frontline; COVID-19 Contact Tracing; Protection from Abuse; Compassionate Distress Response Service, Press Interest and Wellbeing Event at GDH.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 22 May 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update, 7.30am)
Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC joins University of Oxford vaccine trial

 

Core Brief - 21 May 2020 (3.45pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Emma Thompson video message, Interim Board meeting, food donations

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 15 May 2020 (5.00pm)
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Life in the Frontline videos - Margaret Murray, domestic, thanks to all our "unsung" heroes from our facilities teams including, domestics, laundry, portering and transport staff.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 12 May 2020 (4.55pm)
This Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: International nurses day, thank you to our practice development and corporate nursing staff.

 

Core Brief - 12 May 2020 (11.45am)
This issue of Core Brief celebrates International Nurses Day.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 10 May 2020, 12.40pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
Topics in this afternoon’s Core Brief: Important notice: discontinue use of tiger medical products eyewear in COVID-19 setting.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 08 May 2020 (4.35pm)
This Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: 75th anniversary of VE day, endowment fund.

 

Core Brief - 7 May 2020 (8.10am)
This issue of Core Brief details information from the Interim Board meeting held on 5 May.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 5 May 2020 (5.30pm)
This Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Celebrating National midwives day.

 

Core Brief - 05 May 2020 (10.30am)
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

 

Core Brief - 1 May 2020 (4.40pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Face fit testing programme for FFP3 masks and cavell nurses trust.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 30 April 2020 (9.15am)
This Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Welcome to new staff and students, recovery plan.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 27 April 2020, 1.40pm
This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: You views are important - share them with us, whistleblowing.

 

Core Brief - 24 April 2020, 5.45pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
Topics in this Core Brief: Visors advice, testing of key workers, uniforms, transport, food donations

 

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.

 

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

 

Core Brief - 22 April 2020, 5.25pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
Topics in this Core Brief: Staff testing update: working with the media and end of life care visiting

 

Core Brief - 21 April 2020, 5.50pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
Topics in this Core Brief are: Preventing skin damage under PPE, Interim Board meeting, Infection control poster – AGP, Person-centred virtual visiting

 

Core Brief - 20 April 2020, 8pm
This issue brings you a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: The NHS Louisa Jordan is now complete and I want to thank our staff for their efforts; staff from pharmacy, eHealth, health records, Human  Resources and Organisational Development, Diagnostics, Infection Prevention and Control, Public Health, Dietetics and Catering are amongst those who have provided expert advice and support. I also want to say a special thanks to our mortuary services, sadly, this team have seen their workload increase significantly over the past few weeks, with that set to continue.

 

Core Brief - 20 April 2020 (Daily COVID-19 update, 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.

 

Core Brief - 17 April, 5.40pm (Daily COVID-19 update)
Topics in this Core Brief are: Face fit testing – military assistance, update on PPE guidance, Daniel Carter, consultant in public health medicine video, critical care communication chart

 

Core Brief - 17 April 2020, 4.35pm
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: NHS remains open for business, I want to thank the procurement team, despite the challenges in the supply and distribution of PPE the team have done a magnificent job of sourcing PPE to keep staff protected. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 14 April 2020 (5.00pm)
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: We are now  in the fourth week of ‘lockdown’ in Scotland, I wanted to say a word of thanks to colleagues who have set up their workplace in their homes.

 

Core Brief - 14 April 2020 (4.00pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Working from home guidance; Test of change on PPE decontamination and sessional use of PPE.

 

Core Brief - 10 April 2020 (5.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Easter PPE stock, message from Director of Nursing and Interim Board meeting.

 

Core Brief - 10 April 2020 (12.10am)
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: GPs remain oen on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  I want to thank our primary care staff, domestic staff, administration, security, IT, pharmacy, nurses and GPs

 

Core Brief - 09 April 2020 (5.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Testing now available for household members and staff with COVID-19 symptoms and keeping active in the relaxation and recuperation hubs.

 

Core Brief - 09 April 2020 (3.35pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: PPE: fluid repellent gowns for AGP procedures

 

Core Brief - 09 April 2020 (9.45am)
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: The person centred virtual visiting programme has been a real team effort involving our person centred team, eHealth and our libraries team in conjunction with Glasgow Life.

 

Core Brief - 08 April 2020 (17.55pm) 
Topics in this Core Brief: Testing of household contacts with symptoms of COVID-19, offer of 3D visors, shielding, NHS Louisa Jordan update

 

Core Brief - 7 April 2020 (4.55pm)
Topics in this Core Brief: Revised process for completion of medical certificates of cause of death, palliative care COVID-19 guidelines, interpreting service. 

 

Core Brief - 7 April 2020 (11.40am)
This issue of Core Brief talks about Easter public holidays. 

 

Core Brief - 6 April 2020 (6.15pm)
Topics in this Core Brief include: Virtual person centred visiting, research and development update, new access measures in place across NHSGGC sites, car parking update.

 

Core Brief - 6 April 2020, 5.55pm
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Looking after yourselves and one another, thanks go to our psychologists, health improvement practitioners, spiritual care chaplains, HR colleagues and Glasgow psychological trauma service.

 

Core Brief - 03 April 2020 (6.45pm)
This issue of Core Brief details the latest guidance on PPE.

 

Core Brief - 03 April 2020 (10.20am)
This issue of Core Brief details the testing of household contacts.

 

Core Brief - 2 April 2020 (9pm)
This issue of Core Brief details latest PPE guidance.

 

Core Brief - 2 April 2020 (5.10pm)
This issue of Core Brief includes: Message from Audrey Thompson, Chair of the Area Clinical Forum, teams, SSTS shift and overtime payments, recycling of employee contributions. 

 

Core Brief - 2 April 2020, 4pm
This issue of Core Brief includes: Staff relaxation and recuperation (R&R) huns, staff support line for all health and social care staff, acute psychology staff support service, occupational health counselling service, chaplaincy service, mindfulness based s reduction, money and debt advice.

 

Core Brief - 1 April 2020, 6.40pm
This issue of Core Brief details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Staff Health Strategy Mental Health and Wellbeing poster, thanks to occupational health and health and safety teams within human resources.

 

Core Brief - 1 April 2020, 3.45pm
Topics in today’s Core Brief: Advice on PPE, updated FAQs and risk assessment, use of social media, HMRC tax scam alert. 

 

Core Brief - 31 March 2020
This issue includes: New SG national guidance for staff and managers, testing of household contacts with symptoms of COVID-19,clinical guideline directory.

 

Core Brief - 30 March 2020, 7.10pm
This issue includes: Updated guidance for health workers with underlying health conditions, reassignment of staff, updated clinical FAQs, point of care testing.

 

Core Brief - 30 March 2020, 6pm
This issue details a message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Expected peak in two weeks, new ways of working, PPE, thanks to the clinical physics team who converted almost 100 anaesthetic machines into ventilators.

 

Core Brief - 30 March 2020, 2pm
This issue includes: Guidance on PPE, mental health assessment units, accelerated recruitment portal for emergency registrants, British sign language interpreters, immigration provisions.

 

Core Brief - 27 March 2020 (16.05)
This issue of Core Brief includes: COVID-19 FAQs update, uniforms, message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive and Dorothy McErlean, Employee Director, Office 365 Teams is coming.

 

Core Brief - 27 March 2020
This issue brings you a personal message from Professor John Brown CBE, Chairman.

 

Core Brief - 27 March 2020
This issue provides a personal message from Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director.

 

Core Brief - 26 March 2020 (17.30)
This issue of Core Brief includes: Blood glucose meters and point of care testing, changes to physiotherapy and podiatry services, social media, social distancing.

 

Core Brief - 26 March 2020 (12:20pm)
This issue brings you messages from NES and Activestaff.

 

Core Brief - 25 March 2020
This issue of Core Brief includes: Visiting now suspended, death certification, infection control guidance on screening for patients, health and social care COVID-19 update.

 

Core Brief - 24 March 2020
This issue of Core Brief includes: Barr Street address, non clinical staff, social distancing and working from home, ongoing recruitment, overtime payments, new COVID-19 patient pathway, GRI car parking charges.

 

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.

 

Core Brief - 23 March 2020
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: As the numbers being treated within our health and care settings begin to rise, some staff have been asking about whether you should remain at work if you have been in contact with a positive or symptomatic patient. Thanks to Public Health teams.

 

Core Brief - 23 March 2020
This issue of Core Brief details: Updated guidance for over 70s, updated guidance from Infectious Diseases, message from Linda de Caestecker on measure being taken to protect and safeguard staff and patients, conference facilities for virtual meetings, reassignment of staff. 

 

Core Brief - 22 March 2020
Guidance for healthcare workers with underlying health conditions and pregnant workers

 

Core Brief - 20 March 2020
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: As I hear more about the detail of the teamwork and planning which is underway to prepare for the weeks ahead, I am very impressed by accounts of staff supporting each other, taking on extra tasks, extra shifts and genuinely going the extra mile #bekind.

 

Core Brief - 20 March 2020 - Daily COVID-19 update (15:55pm)
New dedicated pages have now been added for dentists, optometrists and pharmacists. We also share information on car parking, Attend Anywhere and we respond to questions from staff.

 

Core Brief - 19 March 2020
The topics in this issue include: Update on visiting arrangements, process for ordering supplies for primary, community and acute services, medical supplies.

 

Core Brief - 18 March 2020
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Topics included in this Brief - New arrangements for triage and assessment of community cases and thanks to primary care staff, community and acute services, administration, eHealth and estates teams.

 

Core Brief - 18 March 2020

 

Topics included in this issue: Advice for healthcare workers following UK and SG announcements, patient pathways, update information on PPE.

 

Core Brief - 17 March 2020
COVID-19 update: Following yesterday's announcement by the UK and Scottish Governments, we are awaiting updated guidance on how this affects healthcare workers.

 

Core Brief - 16 March 2020
Daily COVID-19 update: Topics included - Updated info on PPE, study leave and training.

 

Core Brief - 16 March 2020
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive: Topics included - I want to thank everyone for working hard under these trying circumstances, operational and tactical groups set up, plans to scale down and re-phase non urgent care, monitoring stocks of PPE, email for any enquiries.

 

Core Brief - 13 March 2020
Restricted visiting to combat COVID-19 now in place. As part of contingency planning to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, the following restrictions are now in place for visitors.

 

Core Brief - 13 March 2020
Topics included in this issue: Information on PPE, self isolation, advice for pregnant workers, advice for immunosuppressed workers, clinical guidance available on StaffNet.

 

Core Brief - 12 March 2020
Topics included in this brief are: A dedicated web page has been set up, coming to work, what you can do and travel.

 

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

 

Core Brief - 06 March 2020
Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive on the developing international situation with Covid-19.

 

Core Brief - 28 February 2020
This issue brings you HPS guidance for healthcare workers returning from risk areas.

 

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

 

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

Last Updated: 27 November 2021