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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Core Briefs

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: 15 January 2021