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Support for Staff

Staff Guidance & Policies

We have a range of guidance and policies which support diversity in the workforce. These include:

  • Equality and Diversity Management Guidance
  • Adoption and Fostering Policy
  • Policy on Breastfeeding
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Gender Based Violence Policy
  • Maternity Leave Policy
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Reduced Working Year Policy
  • Special Leave Policy
  • Equal Pay Statement

Support for Staff with Money Worries

n the current economic climate, many staff are experiencing money and debt problems, which can increase personal stress. NHSGGC has a number of resources to support staff.

Money Advice Cards – available from all main sites in a handy credit card size. Includes telephone numbers for help with money and debt management, work-life balance; employee support and staff benefits.

The NHSGGC Money Management Guide covers money advice and affordable credit options for staff including the NHS Credit Union.

Our ‘Help for You’ leaflet can also be used for staff experiencing money difficulties and copies can be left in staff informal meeting areas and notice boards.

Release Potential Campaign

NHSGGC wants to promote an environment where staff members feel able to tell their managers about their disability and where managers understand the benefits of developing a workplace culture that is supportive to disabled people.

Over the coming months, we will be promoting the importance of a workplace culture which supports disabled colleagues. There are currently a wide range of resources available to managers on the Release Potential StaffNet pages.

Staff  Disability Forum has also been established.

Release Potential managers’ leaflet

Staff Forums

For more information on our staff forums visit our HR Connect page.

Staff Disability Forum

The Staff Disability Forum is the longest established staff forum. It aims to make positive changes in the organisation and provide a support network for disabled staff. For further information go to our HR Connect page.

LGBTQ+ Staff Forum

For NHSGGC staff members who want to contribute to creating a more LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace, there is a LGBTQ+ forum available via Facebook at This is private group, which you will need to request to join.

For more information about the group, contact

Black & Minority Ethnic Staff Forum

This group has been formed as a result of discussions held with Black & Minority Ethnic 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 Black & Minority Ethnic staff, the Forum is supported by members of the Workforce Equalities Group to make positive changes within the organisation.
For further information, contact Nuzhat Mirza at the Equality & Human Rights Team.