Developments & Innovations

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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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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