Developments & Innovations

‘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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More Wards Switch To HePMA

More wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have successfully rolled out HePMA, a new hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system. Medical, Ageing & Health and Surgical Wards along with Theatres, Intensive Care and Day Surgery are the latest areas […]

Winter 2016/17

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Moving Forward With Mental Health Nursing

Three members of staff who work in mental health services are featured in a series of new videos produced for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland. The experiences of Healthcare Assistant Mary McMeekin, Senior Charge Nurse Ross Cheape and […]

Winter 2016/17

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Capacity to Care – Are You Up For The Challenge?

Two new challenges have been launched to encourage staff, primary care colleagues and social care partners across Forth Valley to make changes that will help release valuable appointment time and free up inpatient beds. This includes reducing the need for […]

Winter 2016/17

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Better Every Day

A new Quality Improvement Strategy called ‘Better Every Day’ has been published, which sets out our commitment to improve the quality of care for patients, families and the wider public across Forth Valley. The Strategy aims to ensure that all […]

Winter 2016/17

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We Care – Facing The Future With a Firm Promise

Nurses and midwives in Forth Valley have pledged to be better every day at promoting caring, safe and respectful care. The promise is part of a new nursing and midwifery strategy ‘We Care’ which has been approved by the Board […]

Winter 2016/17

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