Celebrating Long Service

Around 70 NHS Forth Valley staff, with a total of 2080 years service between them, received a Long Service Award after achieving 20, 30 or 40 years service. They attended a special award ceremony at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to […]

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Tackling Blood Bourne Viruses

New advances in treatment for the Hepatitis C virus together with an update on HIV, drug-related deaths and how the NHS, primary care and third sector services can increase testing and awareness of blood borne viruses were just some of […]

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TrakCare Go Live Update – Change of Date

Please note this supersedes the article printed in the Spring Staff News The TrakCare go live date will  now be the 26th to 29th of April 2019. This date has been moved to ensure appropriate validation of the system build, […]

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Doune Health Centre Takes Shape

This picture, captured by a drone from McNiven Construction, shows the structural steelwork in place for the new £2.7m Doune Health Centre. At this stage underground drainage was completed and the concrete floor slab laid. Work is now under way […]

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Approach To Joint Problems Is Best In Class

A pilot project called ‘Best in Class’, which has been operating in Clackmannanshire over the past year, is now set to be rolled out across the Forth Valley area.  It involves discussing with patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, what sort of […]

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New Target To Deliver Vidoe Consultations

NHS Forth Valley recently secured £100,000 from the Scottish Government to carry out outpatient appointments via video links. The funding, from the Technology Enabled Care Programme, will support the use of Near Me, a new service to deliver video consultations […]

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Improvement In Action

A pilot project involving the Surgical Directorate has helped a range of staff to acquire the confidence and capability to make improvements to the way services are delivered. Two cohorts of staff from a range of job families including nursing, […]

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Increasing Capacity At Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Work is moving on apace to deliver a new £17m investment plan designed to increase capacity and reduce waiting times. A new MRI scanner, the second to be purchased for the hospital, has been ordered and is due to be […]

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Ouch! Gary Learns The Hard Way

Another type of hair removal also raised a substantial amount for charity, £660 for Srathcarron Hospice. But it was a more painful experience for Gary Bennison, Clerical Officer in Radiology Appointments. Whilst on a tea break he scoffed at the […]

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Brave The Shave For Cancer Support

Three nursing assistants in Ward B11 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital recently braved the shave to raise £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Barbara Spiers, Lorrayne Smith and Irene Addison had their locks shorn in front of a large crowd in […]

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Death Certification Training For Doctors

Doctors in Scotland are being encouraged to complete two e-learning modules on death certification. The modules, which have been produced by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Death Certification Review Service (DCRS), are designed to […]

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New Films Support Conversations About Death

Five new animated films have been produced by NES Scotland to support staff providing end of life and bereavement care. Each animation deals with a different topic related to resuscitation, death, dying, end of life care and bereavement. The animations […]

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