NHS workers will be celebrated at upcoming photography exhibition at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

NHS workers from Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board of Health will be celebrated in an upcoming exhibition.

Nurses and doctors working in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be photographed and shown at Glasgow Royal Infirmary before traveling to other sites in the region.

Jackie Sands, Arts and Health Coordinator at NHSGGC, said: “This exhibition is extremely timely and will reflect the real lives, work and experiences of our colleagues as they took on an unparalleled challenge. But more than that, it will recognize the great diversity of people who work with us, embracing what we call our One NHS Family.

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NHS photographer Lisa Miller has been busy capturing the images of the workers. She said the project had been “a lot of fun”. She added: “I want those pictured to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they look at their portrait and feel like a truly valued member of our NHS team.

“I hope those who view the portraits see how diverse our workforce is and all the different roles people play in coming together to provide incredible service to the public.”

One of the people featured in the exhibit is Oudwin Griffith, a clinical nurse specialist based at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and chair of the BME Staff Network, said: ‘I felt I should volunteer to do part of the exhibition, in the hope that other staff from BME will come forward and be included. This not only helps staffGlasgow hours: but also patients from a similar background.

“I am excited about the potential impact of exposure on BME staff and patients in the future.”

Ayesha Bains, Workforce Equality Project Manager, Human Resources and Expo Project Manager, said: “As the largest employer of one of the most diverse populations in Scotland, we are keen to ensure that our workforce is representative of the diverse community of patients we serve.

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“Our One NHS Family campaign has been developed as part of NHSGGC’s ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion as we continually work to create a better workplace. The One NHS Family campaign was created to raise awareness of our commitment to recognize, support and celebrate our diverse workforce.

The exhibition will open in the spring and will also be available online.

Tracey L. Sweeney