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7th October 2019

Brexit Q&A Session

If you were unable to join us at the Brexit Sessions in October, please time some time to watch the online Q&A video recorded at the latest session with the Anne MacPherson, HR Director.

18th September 2019

Once For Scotland - Update

A programme of work is on-going to transform the development, application and accessibility of workforce polices into a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach. The first phase of the programme addresses the ‘core’ workforce policies i.e.

  • Attendance
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Capability
  • Conduct
  • Grievance, and a
  • Workforce Policies Investigation Process The ‘Once for Scotland’ Programme Board met on 29 August 2019. The Board agreed:

The ‘Once for Scotland’ Programme Board met on 29 August 2019. The Board agreed:

Timescales for the completion of Phase 1

Milestone

Start

Finish

Status

Standard Sections Review - Programme Board

29/08/2019

29/08/2019

Completed

Supporting Documents (excluding letters) Review - Programme Board

24/09/2019

24/09/2019

Not started

Draft Policy Review - SWAG Committee1

23/10/2019

23/10/2019

Not started

Soft Launch – ‘Early Bird’ Access

01/11/2019

28/02/2020

Not started

NHS Board Implementation/ Programme Monitoring and Oversight

01/11/2019

28/02/2020

Not started

Cabinet Secretary Approval of Phase 1 workforce policies

03/02/2020

14/02/2020

Not started

Scottish Government publication of Phase 1 policies and NHS Board launch with staff and managers

01/03/2020

01/03/2020

Not started

Proposed Approach to Phase 2

  • Refresh all remaining Partnership Information Network (PIN) policies
  • Scheduling of Phase 2 based on experience from delivering Phase 1
  • Engagement Events pre-policy development (anticipated January 2020) and mid-policy development (anticipated March 2020) to cover all Phase 2 policies
  • Proposed staggered approach to consultation to allow time for the service to respond and for the programme to manage each stage of analysis and policy redraft e.g. up to four separate consultations on sets of grouped policies

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10th September 2019

Revision to Agenda for Change Handbook

The UK Staff Council has agreed two new sections of the Agenda for Change Handbook

SECTION 15: LEAVE AND PAY FOR NEW PARENTS

SECTION 23: CHILD BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

The Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee have agreed that these can be included in the Scottish Handbook, with suitable annotations reflecting the Scottish context. For further information as to what changes have been made, please use the above hyperlink.

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27th August 2019

Once For Scotland

Following the consultation agreement to move to a single policy position, Phased 1 for the ‘Once for Scotland’ PIN Policies is making great head way. In the coming months Scottish Workforce & Staff Governance Committee will agree on the finalised core policies

  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Capability
  • Conduct
  • Grievance
  • Attendance, and
  • Workforce Policy Investigation Process

The outcomes of the consultation will be considered by the national Programme Board. Once launched, training on the finalised Once for Scotland policies will be rolled out across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to ensure staff and managers are familiar with the key changes to the policies.  

Phase 2 will commence in the autumn 2019 and will review the remaining NHS Scotland PIN policies.

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15th August 2019

Global Citizenship

The Scottish Government’s International Development Strategy on Global Citizenship encourages all NHS staff to participate in global citizenship both here in Scotland and abroad.

The guidance below provides further details how HR support this process.

NHS Scotland Global Citizenship HR Guidance

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23th July 2019

Please take a moment to read the new NHS Pension Schemes 2019/07 Circular relating to Annual Allowance (AA) and Lifetime Allowance (LTS) tax changes

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28th June 2019

Once For Scotland

At the Scottish Workforce and Staff Governance (SWAG) Committee on 7th June 2017 it was agreed that there was a clear rationale for moving to a single policy position for all Health Boards with the development of ‘Once for Scotland’ PIN Policies.

Following 3 regional engagement events, draft Once for Scotland Workforce Polices were developed and have been circulated for consultation. Phase one of the Once for Scotland consultation on core policies closed on Friday 17th May 2019. The core policies considered at phase one of the consultation include:

  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Capability
  • Conduct
  • Grievance
  • Attendance, and
  • Workforce Policy Investigation Process

The outcomes of the consultation will be considered by the national Programme Board. Final draft policies will be submitted to the Scottish Workforce & Staff Governance Committee for approval in July 2019.   

Once launched, training on the finalised Once for Scotland policies will be rolled out across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to ensure staff and managers are familiar with the key changes to the policies.  

Phase 2 will commence in the autumn 2019 and will review the remaining NHS Scotland PIN policies.

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13th May 2019

Our new Attendance Management Website is now available.

The site provides easy access for staff to a range of resources and tools aimed at promoting positive staff health and wellbeing at work.    

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12th May 2019

2019 Time off in Lieu (TOIL) Update

As part of the three year Agenda for Change pay deal agreed in 2018, NHS Scotland Employers and Staff Side also agreed to develop guidance around the use the Time Off In Lieu (TOIL), further to the provision set out in Section 3 of the Agenda for Change Handbook.

Please find the full NHS Scotland Circular under Pay and Conditions - Agenda for Change.

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7th May 2019

The Staff Bursary Scheme is now live.

Please use the link below to access all the relevant information required to apply.

Staff Bursary Information

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1st April 2019

Hate Crime

NHSGGC prides itself on the diversity of its workforce. It brings people together to offer the best possible skill mix to meet the growing demands of patient-centred care and creates a richness of experience that benefits everyone in the workplace. It’s a resource that needs to be protected and we all have a role to play.   We ask that every member of staff remains vigilant and reports any incident that seeks to undermine the cohesion of our workforce and the safety of our colleagues because of their faith, race, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

NHSGGC has a comprehensive workforce policy framework designed to protect against bullying and harassment and uphold dignity and respect and the Hate Crime Protocol and Guidance offers support for people who perceive they have been victims or have witnessed a Hate Incident. These tools need to be used and observed incident must be reported to a manager and a Datix report completed.    There’s no room for complacency. If you see it or hear it, please report it, and help make NHSGGC a better place to work for everyone.

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1st September 2018

Black & Minority Ethnic Staff Forum

Staff members are invited to the first meeting of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s Black & Minority Ethnic Staff Forum.

The group is being formed as a result of discussions held with Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) staff about their experience of working in NHSGGC.  Issues raised by staff included stereotyping, discrimination and organisational culture, as well as the impact of negative media reporting and the anti-immigration climate.

In addition to providing a support network for BME staff, the Forum will be supported by members of the Workforce Equalities Group to make positive changes within the organisation.

The first meeting of the BME Forum will be on 10th October from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the Lab Building, Seminar Room 2 (010), Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Lunch will be provided and the group will be discussing the remit of Forum, frequency of meetings and first steps. Helping with this process will be a representative from Glasgow City Council who will share the experiences of their BME Staff Forum.

If you would like any further information about the BME Staff Forum, please contact Nuzhat Mirza at the Equality & Human Rights Team at [email protected] or call 0141 201 4560.