Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health board in Scotland. It serves a population of almost 2 million and employs 38,000 people.

The board is responsible for:

  • 35 hospitals
  • 240 GP practices
  • 300 community pharmacies
  • 270 dental practices
  • 180 ophthalmic practices
Alastair Ireland Alastair Ireland
Alastair Ireland
Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead / Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine

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Latest Greater Glasgow & Clyde news

Health Board Spotlight: Dr Alastair Ireland on Realistic Medicine in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Health Board Spotlight: Dr Alastair Ireland on Realistic Medicine in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

May 11, 2021

At our recent Realistic Medicine Teams Networking session on 31 March, updates and learning was shared between Health Boards across Scotland. Dr Alastair Ireland, Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, updated the network on progress within GG&C, including on Treatment Escalation Plan resources and implementation, the development of communication training, and...

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DYNAMIC Project

DYNAMIC Project

May 2, 2019

  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major healthcare challenge. More and more people are being diagnosed with COPD, but patients aren’t able to access good quality care and treatment for their condition.   People with COPD can suffer from flare-ups of their condition, when their breathing becomes much worse than normal. These episodes...

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Realistic Medicine training module

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Realistic Medicine training module

February 13, 2019

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have developed a helpful introduction to Realistic Medicine for clinicians, health and care professionals, and members of the public. The module can be accessed here.

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Recent Greater Glasgow & Clyde resources

Helping us Grow Group (HUGG)

Helping us Grow Group (HUGG)

November 21, 2018

This is a unique collaboration of families and staff in the neonatal unit of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Their aim is to support parents to be primary caregivers for their baby, no matter how sick, in partnership with clinical staff. This is a model of Family Integrated Care (FIC). Two key elements...

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Parkhead GPs

Parkhead GPs

October 8, 2018

A number of pioneering schemes across Scotland have recently shown the potential of providing holistic support services in healthcare settings to help people address wider life circumstances affecting their health. In December 2015, two GP practices serving some of the most deprived communities in Scotland began a new experiment. Working with the doctors and practice...

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Big Noise

Big Noise

September 8, 2018

Improving health, wellbeing, and life chances by making a ‘Big Noise’

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