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NHS Highland roadshows generate 'positive feedback' from staff


By Staff Reporter- NOSN


NHS Highland says it is pleased with the response to a programme of employee engagement sessions being held across the region to invite feedback and listen to the views of staff.

In response to the Sturrock review into allegations of bullying and harassment, there has been a focus on creating opportunities for the health board to consult widely with its employees.

Over the past six weeks NHS Highland board directors and non-executive directors have been "on the road", meeting and talking with staff.

To date, 20 events have been held in 10 locations across NHS Highland. These included two sessions at Caithness General Hospital in September.

A further series of engagement events is being planned for later this autumn.

NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart said it was invaluable to hear first-hand of people’s concerns and their hopes for the organisation.
NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart said it was invaluable to hear first-hand of people’s concerns and their hopes for the organisation.

NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart said: "I would like to thank all those who came along to one of our events and for honestly sharing their experiences and offering suggestions for improvements in how we do things at NHS Highland.

"I attended a good number of the sessions myself and found it invaluable to hear first-hand of people’s concerns and their future hopes for the organisation.”

These events will help to shape a "culture fit for the future" action plan.

NHS Highland's director of corporate communications, Jane McGirk, said; “Feedback from the sessions has been really positive. People have welcomed the informal approach and appreciated the chance to have an open conversation with members of the senior leadership team.

"We look forward to meeting as many employees as possible during the next wave of engagement sessions which will include locations not included on the first itinerary."

Twenty engagement events have been held in 10 locations across NHS Highland so far.
Twenty engagement events have been held in 10 locations across NHS Highland so far.


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