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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 - January 2019

New Year – New Challenge

The festivities may be over but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a belated Happy New Year.  
I hope all your personal New Year resolutions remain on track and can hopefully be achieved in 2019!

Meantime, our NHSGGC collective resolution for the year ahead must be to continue to deliver high quality services to our patients and communities… and we’ll achieve this by working together to meet and overcome any challenges that come our way.

2019 will be a very important year in the progression of our Moving Forward Together programme of service design and development and continue on the journey of health and social care integration.

This will be a year that will see us drive down waiting times across many areas of service and bring us closer to meeting all our key targets including the priority area of mental health. This is a national priority for the NHS in Scotland and with extra financial resource from the Scottish Government we’ll drive up activity and drive down waiting times.

It is only with the skills, resourcefulness, confidence and determination of all staff that we will achieve our aims and I and my senior team look forward to working with you in the months ahead to achieve this.

Service Recognition

Over the last couple of weeks thousands of you have received our long service recognition pin badges exclusively designed for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde employees.

Those of you with 40 or more years’ service will have been sent the full set of three (20 years; 30 years and 40 years) and many of you have told me how pleased you were at receiving this small token of appreciation for dedicated service.

Around 4,000 staff are now the proud recipients of one or more of these long service badges – including me!

All years of NHS service count – even those spent with other Board’s or Trusts in Scotland or anywhere else in the UK.

The idea of introducing the badges arose out of the NHS 70th Anniversary but they are here to stay and anyone reaching one of the service milestones in the future can apply online through our website at:


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Jane Grant, Chief Executive