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Core Brief

Core Brief is our regular employee update and provides important updates across a variety of topics, ranging from operational and site specific information, through to messages for our staff from our Chief Executive.

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Core Brief

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Core Brief – 26 January 2022 (Daily update 3.30pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Patient Administration Transformation (PAT) Programme: Acute Services – Role Specific Training/Induction (Week 3 update); Fire is Everyone’s Business!; Health and Safety Message – For all users of Reliance Protect Lone Working device – Amber Alert February; and Transport update.

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Core Brief – 24 January 2022 (Daily update 4.55pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Inpatients to benefit from the support of one visitor from Tuesday 25 January.

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Core Brief – 21 January 2022 (Chief Executive, 10.30am)

In this issue Jane talks about: The number of COVID-19 cases across Scotland continuing to reduce, our smoking cessation services were the best performing compared to all other Scottish Health Boards, shining the spotlight on our pharmacy distribution centre, great feedback regarding ED team at RAH and finally a special thank you to five members of staff who have 50 years service.

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Core Brief – 20 January 2022 (Daily update 3.45pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Lateral Flow Tests – Expiry Date on Kits; NHS Scotland event 2022 – call for posters now open!; and COVID-19: Key Safety Theme – Monitoring COVID control measures.

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Core Brief – 19 January 2022 (Daily update 4.15pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Views of Care at End of Life – looking for participants; Updated links for the Administration Career Pathway and Learning Passports; and COVID-19: Key Safety Theme – Manager walkrounds.

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Core Brief – 18 January 2022 (Daily update 3.15pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Patient Administration Transformation (PAT) Programme – Acute Services: Career Pathway Workstream; Glasgow’s homeless and at risk communities get boosted against COVID; Active Staff survey; and Kingston Bridge Complex.

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Core Brief – 17 January 2022 (Daily update 1.45pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Health and Safety – Qualitative Face Fit Testing Training (Hood testing); New Functionality in Near Me – ‘Consult Now’; Staff Listening Service – available 9am – 10pm, 7 days a week – 0141 201 1100; and COVID-19 Key Safety Theme – Monitoring COVID control measures.

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Core Brief – 14 January 2022 (Chief Executive, 6.30pm)

In this issue Jane talks about: We continue to experience significant COVID related pressures across all of our health and social care services, once again the number of COVID patients admitted into hospital care within the past 28 days has exceeded 500, Despite these ongoing challenges, our staff continue to show true commitment to our patients and their loved ones. Finally, I am delighted to announce that Denise Brown has been appointed as Interim Director of eHealth with immediate effect. The appointment follows current eHealth Director, William Edwards, being appointed as Jonathan Best’s successor in the position of Chief Operating Officer.

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Core Brief – 12 January 2022 (Daily update 3.15pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Patient Administration Transformation (PAT) Programme – Acute Services; Site security – please help to keep our workplaces safe; Women’s Safety Survey; and COVID 19 – Key Safety Theme – Good Hygiene.

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Core Brief – 11 January 2022 (Daily update 3.55pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Changes to Lateral Flow Testing; Active Staff – Guided health and Wellbeing Walks; and COVID-19 Key Safety Theme – Remember to adhere to Maximum Occupancy.

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Core Brief – 7 January 2022 (Chief Executive, 4.30pm)

In this Brief Jane talks about: COVID related staff absences and the challenges this brings, ED’s are experiencing greater pressures, changes to self-isolation guidance, staff receive New Year Honours.

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Core Brief – 05 January 2022 (Daily update 5.35pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Changes to self-isolation and quarantine and New Year message to all health and social care staff by Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive NHSScotland and Director General Health and Social Care.

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Core Brief – 31 December 2021 (Daily update, 3.05pm)

Topics in this Core Brief:  Visiting update – Essential Visiting only from Wednesday 5 January 2022

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Core Brief – 30 December 2021 (Daily update, 1.30pm)

Topics in this Core Brief:  Guidance on RIDDOR and COVID-19, Microsoft Office 365 (M365) and eESS reminder                      

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Core Brief – 29 December 2021 (Daily update, 3.15pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: staff exemption from 10 day self isolation, PCR testing – prioritisation for staff, Have a COVID safe festive season, Active staff survey, ScotRail emergency timetable and Live Arts Events                                             

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Core Brief – 24 December 2021 (Daily update, 1.20pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Booster vaccination for staff; WHO statement update; RITA Award Winner 2021; Cabinet Secretary’s festive message to NHS staff; A festive message from Caroline Lamb; and A CRT Christmas by Roslyn Kingsley, Physiotherapist, East Dunbartonshire HSCP.

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Core Brief – 23 December 2021 (Daily update, 2.25pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Visiting update – 25 and 26 December 2021; New Functionality in Near Me – ‘Consult Now’; and Active Staff.

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Core Brief – 23 December 2021 (Message from Professor John Brown CBE, Chairman, and Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 10.00am)

This Core Brief includes a Christmas message to all staff from Professor John Brown CBE, Chairman, and Jane Grant, Chief Executive.

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Core Brief – 22 December 2021 (Report from December Board meeting, 7.30pm)

The key items for discussion included scrutiny of the ongoing response to COVID-19 and its impact on our services and the Board’s remobilisation and winter plans. The Board also received reports on performance, finance and infection prevention and control and welcomed the full business case for a new health and social care facility that will benefit communities within the North East of Glasgow.

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Core Brief – 22 December 2021 (Daily update 5.45pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: NHSGGC Peer Support Framework; Battery disposal; ScotRail emergency timetable; The role we can all play to support NHSGGC Social Distancing Champions – See it, say it, stop it.

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Core Brief – 20 December 2021 (Daily update 2.05pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: A Christmas letter to everyone in the NHS from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; Our public appeal to help reduce waits at vaccination clinics; Power of Attorney in Scotland; and Have a COVID Safe Festive Season.

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Core Brief – 17 December 2021 (Daily update, 6pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Annual leave buy back and carry over 2021/22, New temporary visiting arrangements in adult acute and mental health wards and We’re exhausted! How can we keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic?!        

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Core Brief – 17 December 2021 (Chief Executive, 5.20pm)

In this issue Jane talks about: the Omicron variant, temporary visiting arrangements, vaccination teams have redoubled their efforts to bring forward more vaccination appointments, congratulations go to the entire team at the IRH for achieving their Investors in People (IiP) accreditation and finally, Santa and two of his elves abseiled down the RHC to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Core Brief – 16 December 2021 (Daily update 4.30pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Care Home Visiting; Microsoft 365 features; One year of testing: NHSGGC testing lab marks first anniversary in fight against COVID; and Physical Distancing Audits.