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Dance On Alison

James Taylor, the Rolling Stones and the Eagles –  just a few of Alison Richmond-Ferns  ‘Favourite Things’   And it was to the sound of “Brown Sugar” that pictures of Alison’s career with NHS Forth Valley  were shown on the big […]

Winter 2018/19

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Making The Most of Free Time

A ‘weel kent’ face in NHS Forth Valley, Staff Bank Service Manager Carol-Anne Cook, has taken early retirement after 39 years service with the NHS. Carol-Anne joined the health service as a nursing assistant, was a student nurse and qualified […]

Winter 2018/19

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New Personal Best In Ultimate Challenge

Violence and aggression trainer Bryan Grome clocked up a new personal best in the 55k Dunoon Ultra Marathon, crossing the finishing line in 6hrs, 38mins and 8secs. His time saw him placed 66th out of a field of 200 runners. […]

Winter 2018/19

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Beating Eating Disorders

Consultant psychiatrist Stephen Anderson went on the run through Glencoe recently to raise money for the charity BEAT which puts eating disorders into the spotlight. The tough Glencoe Marathon is an off-road trail with a total climb of 1608 metres […]

Winter 2018/19

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Man of Action

Described by colleagues as ‘a man of action and many interests’, Consultant Paediatrician John Schulga celebrated his retirement after 20 years with NHS Forth Valley. He is pictured with his retirement cake, decorated with tools of the trade including scissors […]

Winter 2018/19

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Poster Girl Steps Down

Describing  herself as a ‘poster girl for opportunity in the NHS with three different careers’ Head of Organisational Development, Morag Mclaren retired recently after 41 years service. Morag began her career in the year Wings were the Christmas Number One […]

Summer 2018

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Busy Busy

It’s been a hectic few months for our latest Chief Residents, Ruridh Allen and Adam   Williamson. Improving staff engagement by the way of trainee forums, helping management to plan and implement a programme of Clinical Development Fellows and work to […]

Summer 2018

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Fond Farewell To Christine

Patients in Unit 1 at Bo’ness Hospital joined the retirement celebrations when senior charge nurse Christine O’Donnell retired after 44 years with the NHS. Christine had a varied career with NHS Forth Valley, beginning at the age of 16 working […]

Summer 2018

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Introducing Our Latest Dementia Specialists

Two of our senior nurses have graduated as Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads (DSIL) and another four healthcare professionals in Forth Valley have become National Dementia Champions. The leadership roles were achieved by Shona Mackie, Care Home Psychiatric Liaison Nurse Specialist […]

Summer 2018

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Elaine Heads For Pastures New

A weel-kent face across the organisation for almost 30 years has left for pastures new. Elaine Vanhegan, Head of Performance and Governance with NHS Forth Valley, has taken up a new post with NHS Greater Glasgow as Head of Board […]

Summer 2018

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