Developments & Innovations

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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Recognising Our Local Healthcare Heroes

NHS Forth Valley is gearing up for its Annual Review on Tuesday 30th August 2016 and a separate Staff Awards ceremony which will also take place later this year. The NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards aim to highlight the hard […]

Summer 2016

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Fighting Extremism

Recent terrorist events have highlighted the need for people to be constantly on their guard against extremists. The UK Government has placed a statutory duty on NHS Boards to try to prevent people being drawn into extremism and a number […]

Summer 2016

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Coming to a Place Near You

With the flu season approaching, the NHS Forth Valley immunisation team will be visiting wards and community hospitals offering flu jags to staff. This new approach is designed to make vaccination much more accessible when staff are busy and is […]

Summer 2016

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Flu Vaccination Pilot Results Published

Details of a pilot project to vaccinate school children across Forth Valley at weekends and after school, have been published in the British Journal of School Nursing. The article focused on Falkirk schools and  was written by members of the […]

Summer 2016

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Listening to Staff

Issues raised by staff are to be given a higher profile at the Area Partnership Forum (APF). Until now the emphasis at the Forum, which meets four times a year, has been largely HR driven, with attendance management, finance, working […]

Summer 2016

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