Developments & Innovations

Talking Strategy

A series of short video clips have been produced to raise awareness of our new Healthcare Strategy. The videos, which feature interviews with some of the lead managers and clinicians involved in the Clinical Services Review, highlight the work undertaken […]

Autumn 2016

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Learn About Life Saving Skills

Dave Williams is the new Lead Resuscitation Officer at NHS Forth Valley, bringing with him a wealth of experience from his previous roles as a Critical Cardiac Nurse and Resuscitation Officer at two large teaching hospitals in Yorkshire, as well […]

Autumn 2016

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Medical Wards Switch to HePMA

Six medical wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have become the latest areas to successfully rollout HePMA, a new electronic prescribing system. HePMA (Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) is a system which has strong patient safety benefits. It removes […]

Autumn 2016

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New Faces

Look out for some new faces, with the next intake of Modern Apprentices due to start shortly. It follows a successful programme in 2015/16 when 14 apprentices were recruited to work in NHS Forth Valley. This year, a total of […]

Autumn 2016

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Listening to Deaf People

Deaf people in Forth Valley are getting an extra helping hand, thanks to Administrator Co-ordinator Stacey Gourlay, who works with the Disability Equality and Access Service. Skilled in British Sign Language (BSL) and with a long career working with sensory- […]

Autumn 2016

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Centralised Booking for Language Service

A streamlined service for patients who require language support when attending community or outpatient appointments or those coming into hospital has been redesigned in NHS Forth Valley. The new service can provide interpreters, either face-to-face or by telephone for people […]

Autumn 2016

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New Health and Safety Management System

A new online health and safety management system has been introduced to simplify the process for any staff who manage health and safety.  Named the ‘Control Book’ it replaces the previous electronic system known as eRSM and will improve access […]

Autumn 2016

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New Patient Reminder System

A new patient reminder service is being trialled for outpatient appointments in gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology. It involves patients receiving a recorded phone message seven days beforehand which asks them to either confirm they can attend, request a change of […]

Summer 2016

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AAU Switches to HePMA

The Acute Assessment Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has become the latest area to successfully introduce HePMA, a new electronic prescribing system. HePMA (Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) is an exciting initiative with strong patient safety benefits. It […]

Summer 2016

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Investing In New Equipment

A new state-of-the-art CT scanner is to be provided at Forth Valley Royal Hospital as part of a five year capital plan to improve healthcare premises and replace medical equipment across NHS Forth Valley. Other equipment such as ultrasound scanners, […]

Summer 2016

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