Developments & Innovations

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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Pop Up Clinics Success

Our Health Promotion staff have been busy sending out invitations to nearly 6,000 women across Forth Valley to attend pop-up clinics for cervical screening. The scheme has been very successful with some women turning up for appointments who haven’t attended […]

Winter 2017/18

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Celebrating National Skills

A partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Edinburgh Napier University is equipping our neonatal nurses with extra skills and expertise to care for babies within the Neonatal Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The Unit admits between 300 and 400 […]

Winter 2017/18

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Top Technology At Stirling Care Village

A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village reflected some of the latest building technology when the final solar panels were slotted into place on the roof of the new Primary and Urgent Care Centre. The Centre will […]

Autumn 2017

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New Hope For Mental Health

A new six-bedded inpatient unit, known as Hope House, which is exclusively for women, has opened at Bellsdyke Hospital. The unit is housed within Trystview, which underwent a redesign to create a light, bright, modern and airy environment for patients. […]

Autumn 2017

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Off To A Flying Start

Flying Start, the national development programme for all newly-qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, has been officially launched in NHS Forth Valley. The NHS Education for Scotland work-based programme is designed to develop confidence, increase skills and leadership ability, […]

Autumn 2017

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