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Team Brief 2017

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

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

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Team Brief - October 2019

Staff achievements

I was delighted to see a number of our units recognised for their contribution towards undergraduate and postgraduate education at this year’s annual Excellence in Education and Training Awards. Teams from QEUH, RAH, GRI, RHC, Beatson, Sandyford, Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Leverndale received their certificates from the University of Glasgow’s Professor Anna Dominiczak and the Postgraduate Dean, Professor Alastair McLellan at the ceremony on 25th September.  Well done to all the winners!

Congratulations also go to other services who have gained honours in the past few weeks, including the Get Set team at the RHC who won the ‘Improving quality of perinatal care’ category in the British Association of Perinatal Medicine awards, Melissa Beckett who was named overall winner of this year's Modern Apprenticeship programme, and all the winners of the local directorate and service awards that have been taking place this month. Everyone should be justifiably pleased with these excellent achievements.

Climate Change week

Climate Change week kicks off on 7th October and our Sustainability Team will be using the week to raise awareness and inspire action.  Look out for daily briefings highlighting what we are currently doing to promote sustainability within NHSGGC, the challenges that we face as an organisation and how you can get on board.

Flu vaccination programme underway

The annual staff flu vaccination programme is underway and, like many of you, I will be getting a flu vaccination at one of the many clinics that will be held over the next few weeks.  

Whilst I want to use my team brief message to encourage you all to get the vaccination, I‘d also like to take the opportunity to thank colleagues responsible for delivering the programme and helping so many of us get protected against flu.

The organisation of the annual flu programme is no small undertaking and involves a number of teams working together including the public health immunisation team, Occupational Health, Pharmacy, the eHealth Directorate and our Corporate Communications team.   A special thanks must also go to those members of staff who have volunteered to become peer vaccinators to immunise colleagues at their workplace.

To find out more about this year’s flu vaccination programme, including how you can volunteer to become a flu vaccinator, go to

QEUH/RHC reviews

Since my last team brief, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has announced a Public Inquiry to examine issues at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh and the

QEUH/RHC sites.  We will make a full contribution to this Inquiry and this will include ensuring the necessary support is available to any member of staff involved.

The internal and external reviews in the building, construction, commissioning and maintenance of the QEUH/RHC also continue.  The external review team has been gathering and assessing evidence and engaging with key people and organisations. This has included two recent presentations to the Area Partnership Forum and the Area Clinical Forum. 


Jane Grant, Chief Executive