Developments & Innovations

New State Of The Art Scanner

A new state-of-the-art MRI scanner was recently delivered to Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The one million pound piece of equipment was carefully craned into position outside the hospital before being wheeled along a corridor into its new home within the […]

Spring 2018

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Speak Up Against Wasted Medicine

A new campaign has been launched to help tackle the amount of wasted medicines. The initiative, known as ‘Speak Up!’ is now being rolled out by NHS Boards across the West of Scotland, supported by local pharmacy leads. The aim […]

Spring 2018

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Make Sure You Have The Right W.Wallace

A round-the-clock service to make sure every patient in Forth Valley Royal Hospital is identifiable by their CHI (Community Health Index) number has just been introduced. It could save staff valuable time and reduces the need to chase results and […]

Spring 2018

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Extra Support For People With Arthritis

Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership has been awarded funding to help improve the lives of people with arthritis. The £74,520 grant from Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub Improvement Fund will be used to help local people access support […]

Spring 2018

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Meeting Patient Needs

Eighteen GP practices within three general practice clusters in Forth Valley are being supported to take part in a ground-breaking programme which aims to develop the skills and role of practice administration teams. The Braes and Slamannan, Clackmannanshire and North […]

Spring 2018

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Autism In Adults – A Helping Hand After Diagnosis

Charge Nurse Alison Hall has recently taken up a new role as Autism Project Manager to help people newly diagnosed with autism within secondary care feel better informed and to know what support and services are available. The one year […]

Spring 2018

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Trakcare Reaches Major Milestone

The TrakCare Programme has reached a major milestone with the signing of the contract. The programme has now formally launched and a number of workshops are being run to review our ‘as is’ processes, identify key questions and decide on […]

Spring 2018

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New Outpatient Antibiotic Service Introduced

More people who need regular intravenous antibiotics are to be treated at home or in outpatient departments, as part of a pilot project to help them avoid having to stay in hospital. The scheme, known as OPAT, can be used […]

Spring 2018

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First For Trauma Training

Discovered with gunshot wounds, and severe facial injuries due to someone stamping on his head, this ‘patient’ whose airway was compromised was dumped from a car at the entrance to the ED. He was just one of five ‘scenarios‘ which […]

Winter 2017/18

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TRAKCARE – Board The Winter Express

Throughout the winter months, the TrakCare train has continued to gain momentum. To prepare for the new Patient Management System, which is set to replace EDIS, eWard and TOPAS, several Governance groups have been formed, the first of these being […]

Winter 2017/18

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