About NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s purpose is to: 

 “Deliver effective and high quality health services, to act to improve the health of our population and to do everything we can to address the wider social determinants of health which cause health inequalities”

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is one of 14 regional NHS Boards in Scotland.

The Board provides strategic leadership and performance management for the entire local NHS system in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and ensures that services are delivered effectively and efficiently.  Responsible for the provision and management of the whole range of health services in this area including hospitals and General Practice, NHSGGC works alongside partnership organisations including Local Authorities and the voluntary sector.  NHSGGC serves a population of 1.2 million and employs around 38,000 staff – it is the largest NHS organisation in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK. There are more than 300 GP Surgeries (General Practitioners) in the area and 35 Hospitals of different types.

NHSGGC covers the following local authorities: Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.  Parts of South Lanarkshire, including Rutherglen and Cambuslang are in the process of being handed over to NHS Lanarkshire, beginning 1st April 2014.

For further information about the health board, please visit the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde website.