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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 – 01 June 2022 (Daily update 5.15pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Pride Month 2022; Maximising iMatter 2022…; Dementia and Pain Management during hospital admission, by Amy Thomson, Pharmacist; Volunteers Week 2022; Bike Week 2022; and Active Staff – Zumba.

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Core Brief – 31 May 2022 (Daily update 4.30pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Chief Nursing Officer visits RHC and RAH; Care Home Collaborative – Virtual Launch Events; World No Tobacco Day; Dementia Awareness Week by Sandra Shields, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant; and Carers Week Events 2022.

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Core Brief – 30 May 2022 (Daily update 12.35pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Hospital & Community Referral Arrangements June Public Holidays; iMatter 2022 – every voice matters; Dementia Awareness Week by Christine Steel, AHP Dementia Consultant; NHSGGC teams sanitising sustainably; and GRI museum opening.

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Core Brief – 27 May 2022 (Chief Executive, 1.40pm)

In this edition Jane talks about: COVID numbers continue to reduce, scaling up planned, elective surgery, visiting restrictions removed, changes to social distancing on our sites, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP unveils new MRI suite and £3.6 million MRI scanner at the Beatson, ‘March for Men 2022’ a series of fundraising events & feedback from a young patient who was treated at the RHC.

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Core Brief – 26 May 2022 (Daily update 1.10pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: KSF PDP&R Managers – How to update your staff list on TURAS Appraisal; COVID-19 antiviral study; and Bootcamp at IRH.

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Core Brief – 25 May 2022 (Daily update 1.45pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: HR Self-Service Portal; Clyde Tunnel works; and Young Lives vs Cancer Come and Sing Messiah.

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Core Brief – 24 May 2022 (Daily update 4.00pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Early Weekly Pay Date – Queens Platinum Jubilee; GGC Medicines; and Saturday Morning Yoga starting 4 June.

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Core Brief – 23 May 2022 (Daily update 12.50pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Changes to COVID-related restrictions at our sites – reminder; iMatter 2022 – every voice matters; New direct patient access to our Interpreting Service; and Scottish Bus Week.

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Core Brief – 20 May 2022 (Daily update, 3.55pm)

Topics in this Core Brief:  Changes to COVID-related restrictions at our sites

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Core Brief – 20 May 2022 (Chief Executive, 10am)

In this edition Jane talks about: A further decline in the number of patients being treated for COVID-19, COVID-related staff absences are now also reducing, HIS unannounced inspection of the QEUH, today is International HR Day and feedback about our team at the IRH & RAH, using our trauma pathway.

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Core Brief – 19 May 2022 (Daily update 2.40pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Ukrainian Temporary Residents – Additional guidance for recording within Patient Management Systems; Infection Prevention and Control Quality Improvement Network Newsletter – third edition; ScotRail – emergency timetable; and Register now for the NHS Scotland event 2022.

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Core Brief – 18 May 2022 (Daily update, 2.30pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: KSF PDP&R Reviewers – Access to live compliance information on Turas Appraisal Dashboard, Launch of new Type 2 Diabetes Automatic Referral Pathway and Introducing a new activity to your Active Staff online programme.                 

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Core Brief – 17 May 2022 (Daily update 4.45pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Users of Freestyle Glucose Meters across NHSGGC; Innovation Fellowship Scheme; Reminder: Seasons of Change – An opportunity for staff to reflect on loss, grief and bereavement; and Home Energy Scotland.

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Core Brief – 16 May 2022 (Daily update 1.45pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter 2022 – every voice matters; LFD Testing – Updated Guidance; and NHSGGC Flying Start Portal – Support Sessions – NEW DATES.

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Core Brief – 16 May 2022 (QEUH/RHC only – Daily update, 9.40am)

Topics in this Core Brief: QEUH Atrium – scaffolding

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Core Brief – 13 May 2022 (Chief Executive, 12noon)

In this issue Jane talks about: A further reduction in COVID cases, delayed discharges, International Nurses Day, Mental Health Awareness Week, Leverndale Hospital shortlisted at the Scottish Design Awards.

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Core Brief – 12 May 2022 (Daily update 1.50pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: International Nurses Day 2022; Gum Health Day; NHSGGC Peer Support Framework and Mental Health Awareness Week; and iMatter – only 4 days till the survey officially opens for cohort one.

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Core Brief – 11 May 2022 (Daily update, 2pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter – only 5 days till the survey officially opens for cohort one, Peer Support Framework and Mental Health Awareness Week – Learn How to Care for Ourselves, KSF PDP&R reviewers – Live 60 minute webinar dates, Webinar series on management of frail, older adults and International Nurses Day – 12 May 2022

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Core Brief – 9 May 2022 (Daily update, 4.15pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Peer Support Framework and Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May, Seasons of Change – An opportunity for staff to reflect on loss, grief and bereavement and Active Staff – Guided Health Walk.      

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Core Brief – 06 May 2022 (Message from Jane Grant, Chief Executive, 1.45pm)

In this issue Jane talks about the current COVID situation in our hospitals, service pressures, three siblings who have dedicated their careers to the NHS, a visit to Hillington Laundry, International Day of the Midwife and feedback from a patient at QEUH.

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Core Brief – 05 May 2022 (Daily update 2.40pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: International Day of the Midwife 2022; Demystifying Death Week 2022; ScotRail – Anderston Tunnel reopening; and Active Staff.

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Core Brief – 04 May 2022 (Daily update, 2.00pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: iMatter – Influencing Positive Change; International Day of the Midwife – 5 May 2022; Information Sharing & Training; and Staff Disability Forum.

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Core Brief – 03 May 2022 (Daily update 4.10pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Updated Guidance for Health and Social Care Staff – managing symptoms; Reminder – inpatient visiting arrangements; Face coverings/face masks reminder; and Demystifying Death Week 2022.

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Core Brief – 29 April 2022 (Daily update, 5.25pm)

Topics in this Core Brief: Reporting deaths to Procurator Fiscal during COVID-19 Pandemic, COVID-19 testing and self-isolation guidance for staff and Update –  Winter Respiratory Infections IPC Addendum.