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What’s New?

This webpage will summarise the key amendments, policy changes or workforce initiatives updated on HR Connect.

2022

18 July – Staff Bank Newsletter (Summer 2022)

The Summer 2022 Staff Bank Newsletter, focuses on:

  • Our brilliant Bank teams
  • the DNA procedure
  • Staff wellbeing
  • Moving to other wards

11 February – Dying to Work Charter

The Dying to Work Charter was adopted by NHSScotland in March 2021, and endorsed by NHSGGC Chief Executive and Employee Director.  It sets out an agreed way in which our staff will be supported, protected and guided throughout their employment, following a terminal diagnosis. Please select the header above to be taken to the agreement and management guide. 

2021

01 April – Whistleblowing Policy review

From today, the new National Whistleblowing Standards are in place forming the Once for Scotland Whistleblowing Policy.

For further information on training and contact information, view the Whistleblowing Policy.

29 March – Gender Reassignment Policy review

The Gender Reassignment Policy sets out NHSGGC’s roles and responsibilities as a service provider to patients who have the protected characteristic of Gender Reassignment.

01 March – Scottish Government Bonus Payment

Please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding the NHS Scotland’s agreed qualifying criteria for the £500 one-off payment announced by the First Minister.

2020

09 November – Living Wage Employer

We are delighted to announce NHSGGC are now a Living Wage Employer.

What is a Living Wage employer?

A living wage employer ensures that all employees aged 18 and over, including certain classes of contracted staff, are paid at least the living wage.The employer also agrees to increase the amount which it pays to employees by the same amount as any increase in the living wage within six months of the date of the official announcement.

What is living wage accreditation?

Living wage employer accreditation is managed by citizens UK and provides employers with a licence to the living wage employer mark. The accreditation process is simple and is open to employers already paying the living wage, or those committed to an agreed timetable of implementation.

12 August – Medical Appraisal and Revalidation

Dr Gregor Smith (Interim Chief Medical Officer to all Responsible Officers in Scotland) has written to all NHS Scotland Health Boards regarding the national arrangement for restarting Medical Appraisals.

Please review the updated information on the NHSGGC medical appraisals website and email medical.revalidation@ggc.scot.nhs.uk if you have any further questions regarding the letter.

23 July – Jobtrain version 7 upgrade

The NHSGGC recruitment system will shortly be upgraded to version 7. This briefing outlines what this will mean as one of NHSGGC’s hiring managers.

16 March – COVID-19 update

Please keep up to date with the latest guidance and frequently asked questions on the designated NHSGGC Coronavirus website. This information is updated daily and if you have any questions not covered, please contact email your specific query at staff.covid19@ggc.scot.nhs.uk and we will arrange to update the FAQs to respond to your questions.

02 March – NHS Scotland ‘Once for Scotland’ Workforce policies

Individuals currently within an NHSGGC process should complete the process under that policy, unless they are at the very start of the Attendance or Capability policies in which case they should move across to the NHSScotland Workforce policy on the completion of Stage 1, provided both sides are in agreement. If both sides are not in agreement, the individual will remain on the NHSGGC policy.

Where a process is underway within an NHSGGC policy, the policy and supporting documents, including template letters can be accessed through HR Connect – Policies & Associated Guidance.

05 February – NHS Scotland Staff Pension Policy

Further to the Core Brief on the 29 November 2019 and following the recent Pension Information sessions delivered across GGC, a copy of the presentation and frequently asked questions can be found at REC Information.

05 February – NHS Scotland Staff Pension Policy

Further to the Core Brief on the 29 November 2019 and following the recent Pension Information sessions delivered across GGC, a copy of the presentation and frequently asked questions can be found at REC Information.