Developments & Innovations

Record Your Thanks

Working in the NHS not only brings rewards in terms of patient care, but people often want to express their gratitude to staff by handing over gifts or providing hospitality.  In addition, employees are sometimes invited by pharmaceutical companies to […]

Autumn 2017

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Easing Patient Waits In Epilepsy

In past issues of Staff News we have featured the role of ‘virtual clinics’ as part of the Creating Capacity to Care Challenge. The scheme is designed to help release valuable appointment time, free up inpatient beds and reduce the […]

Summer 2017

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Better Every Day – Celebrating Success

In our Quality Strategy we have made a commitment to delivering improvements in a number of key strategic areas. This included delivering the goal of the National Scottish Patient Safety Programme to reduce cardiac arrests in an acute ward setting […]

Summer 2017

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Patient Flow Programme Update

NHS Forth Valley is one of four health boards in Scotland which has been working with the Boston based Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHO) on a pilot programme to understand and improve the way patients move through our hospitals. Initial […]

Spring 2017

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Better Every Day

Work is underway across the organisation to help make NHS Forth Valley one of the safest and caring organisations in the NHS. That’s the aim of our new Quality Improvement Strategy which sets out five key aims to improve the […]

Spring 2017

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‘We Care’ – Our New Nursing & Midwifery Strategy

What makes a nurse or midwife extra special when caring for patients? A new Nursing and Midwifery Strategy has just been launched which sets out criteria to help deliver the excellent care for which the profession is recognised. Following a […]

Spring 2017

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Smiles All Round

In the last issue of Staff News we featured the role of a ‘virtual clinic’ which is being trialled in arthroplasty as part of the ‘Creating Capacity to Care Challenge’. The scheme is designed to help release valuable appointment time […]

Spring 2017

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WARP-IT – Look How Far We Have Come!

Big savings have already been achieved thanks to a new system known as Warp It, which was introduced in NHS Forth Valley in September 2016. Warp It makes it easier for staff in NHS Forth Valley to loan or give […]

Spring 2017

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HePMA Roll Out Keeps On Moving

HePMA – the new electronic prescribing system – has now moved to community hospitals. Stirling and Falkirk Community Hospitals are now live, which enables information on patient medicines to be easily shared between acute and community settings. Maternity wards went […]

Spring 2017

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Work Starts On Stirling Care Village

Work is now underway to build a new Care Village in Stirling, which will provide specialist facilities for older people including additional short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation following an illness or operation and support for patients with dementia or those […]

Winter 2016/17

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