Developments & Innovations

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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Modernising Out of Hours Care

A revamp of the GP and Primary Care Out-of-Hours (OOH) service is currently under way in Forth Valley, with an appeal for GPs to come back to the service. A recruitment drive is also in place for advanced nurse practitioners. […]

Winter 2017/18

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Be Guided By Florence

Getting your blood pressure monitored regularly can be a bit of a bind, especially if it means trekking to your local GP surgery in the wind and rain. But now the humble text message – one of the simplest methods […]

Winter 2017/18

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Get Fit About Fit – The New Bowel Screening Test In Scotland

Bite size learning sessions are now being offered free to GP clusters or individual practices, following the introduction of the new bowel screening test in Scotland. The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is much easier for patients to use and is […]

Winter 2017/18

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Care Hub Reaches New Milestone

A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village saw the final tiles being placed on the roof of the new Care Hub. The hub will have more than 100 beds and provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to […]

Winter 2017/18

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Consultants Take On New Appraisal Role

Two NHS Forth Valley consultants – Fiona McIlveney, an anaesthetist, and Ben Murray, who works in orthopaedics, have recently taken on a new challenge, as joint leads for the medical appraisal system for NHS Forth Valley’s 300 secondary care doctors. […]

Winter 2017/18

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