Developments & Innovations

Everyone Matters – Our Values

Remember receiving a little card asking you to identify your key values at work? The six most popular were being person centred, respectful, acting with integrity, ambitious, supportive and a committed team member. Now these core findings have been highlighted […]

Summer 2014

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Thumbs Up for Electronic Document Transfer (EDT)

Fourteen GP practices are now receiving Emergency Department (ED) discharge letters electronically as part of a pilot project. The system has received a big thumbs up from Steven Ebsworth, the Practice Manager at Dollar Health Centre. He explained: “Personally, I […]

Summer 2014

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If the Slipper Fits

It might not have been Prince Charming with a glass slipper, but Staff Nurse Cheril Bretenoux was making sure the right size fitted when she kitted out patient Margaret Rankin in Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Margaret is one of a […]

Spring 2014

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Team Appointed to Help Teenage Mums

Child Protection Nurse Advisor Lorraine Newbigging has been appointed to lead a team which has been set up to support teenage Mums in Forth Valley. The Family Nurse Partnership – a US inspired scheme – aims to help first-time parents […]

Spring 2014

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Leading the Way In Infection Control

The recent cases where patients in Lanarkshire and Lothian contracted Hepatitis C whilst in hospital have highlighted the importance of infection control. Although these incidents are extremely rare, it is a daily battle against more common infections such as norovirus […]

Spring 2014

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KIS In Cars

When the shutters come down, offices are locked and phones transferred, it’s the GP Out-of-Hours service that takes the reins together with NHS 24, to care for Forth Valley’s 280,000 patients in the evenings and overnight. A group of doctors, […]

Spring 2014

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Excellence Maintained

The Clackmannanshire Integrated Mental Health Service – a partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire Council – has again been recognised for its excellence. Following a two day inspection which included meeting staff in all parts of the service and […]

Spring 2014

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Boost for Dementia Day Room

A dementia ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is £433 richer, thanks to a fundraising and information session in the hospital foyer to celebrate World Alzheimers Day. The event was organised by Bob Ness, chairman of the Friends of Forth […]

Winter 2013

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Giving Birth to Creativity

The wraps are off! Prototypes for art work on the walls of the 16 labour suites at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have just arrived from America, courtesy of Ava Blitz, a visual artist who’s commissions include a huge mosaic wall […]

Winter 2013

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One Stop Service for Frail Elderly

One of the last duties undertaken by Public Health Director Dr Anne Maree Wallace, before she retired, was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Red Cross. Although not a contractual agreement, the document promises a wide range […]

Winter 2013

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