Leaders of The Future

Another group of staff have successfully completed the Introduction to Leadership programme. Before presenting their certificates, Morag McLaren, Associate Director of OD and Learning, offered congratulations and reminded them that they will never stop developing their ‘leadership skills’ regardless of […]

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Singing For Research

Well done to NHS Forth Valley’s Women and Children’s Unit Choir, who recently joined together with three other choirs to fundraise for Brain Tumour Research. They performed in the beautiful setting of St Columba by the Castle in Edinburgh and […]

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Day Medicine Recognised As Local ‘Diamonds’

The Day Medicine Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital were one of 15 ‘diamonds’ selected for the 2017 Pride of Forth Valley awards, organised by Central FM where they won the NHS/999 Award. Pictured receiving the trophy are (left) Healthcare […]

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Moira Is Looking Forward To Her Next Round!

After almost 40 years with the NHS, Moira Simpson is exchanging her life in Pre-Op Assessment to becoming a golfing aficionado. Moira trained as a student nurse in 1978 at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow, qualified three years later and […]

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Forth Valley Royal – Can I Help You?

The friendly voices which greet callers to Forth Valley Royal Hospital have achieved recognition for going the extra mile to help people. The team, comprising Ann Reynolds, Patricia Dickson, Kate Scott, Ruth Crawford and Mary Jane MacDonald were recently nominated […]

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Rubbing Shoulders With Royalty

Morag MacKellar, AHP Manager for Children’s Services, recently had opportunity to chat to Prince Charles about dietetics and nutrition and its positive impact on health, when she visited Buckingham Palace to receive her OBE for services to dietetics and health. […]

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TRAKCARE – Board The Winter Express

Throughout the winter months, the TrakCare train has continued to gain momentum. To prepare for the new Patient Management System, which is set to replace EDIS, eWard and TOPAS, several Governance groups have been formed, the first of these being […]

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Recognising Our Mentors

Around 150 members of staff have been awarded for their exceptional mentoring at a celebratory event in the Learning Centre at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Final semester nursing students at the University of Stirling were invited to look back over […]

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Modernising Out of Hours Care

A revamp of the GP and Primary Care Out-of-Hours (OOH) service is currently under way in Forth Valley, with an appeal for GPs to come back to the service. A recruitment drive is also in place for advanced nurse practitioners. […]

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Be Guided By Florence

Getting your blood pressure monitored regularly can be a bit of a bind, especially if it means trekking to your local GP surgery in the wind and rain. But now the humble text message – one of the simplest methods […]

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Get Fit About Fit – The New Bowel Screening Test In Scotland

Bite size learning sessions are now being offered free to GP clusters or individual practices, following the introduction of the new bowel screening test in Scotland. The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is much easier for patients to use and is […]

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Care Hub Reaches New Milestone

A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village saw the final tiles being placed on the roof of the new Care Hub. The hub will have more than 100 beds and provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to […]

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