‘Once For Scotland’ Workforce Policies Consultation

A major consultation has been taking place across NHS Forth Valley as part of a national move to create single, standardised workplace polices across the whole of NHS Scotland. This means that from the implementation, planned for August 2019, NHS […]

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Someone To Talk To

Sometimes it can be tough at work, especially in healthcare. And sometimes it can be good to talk things through with someone who will listen and who has an understanding of what it might be like to walk in your […]

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Direct Support For Diabetes

Community dietitian Lesley Slaughter, one of the healthcare professionals involved in a specialist weight management programme for diabetics, has been featured in a quarterly magazine from Diabetes UK. Lesley‘s work in the DiRECT study – a trial funded by Diabetes […]

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Derek Retires With A Smile

A man whose work to reduce dental decay has led to thousands of local children being spared unnecessary anaesthetics and extractions over the years has retired from NHS Forth Valley. Consultant in Dental Health, Derek Richards, who enjoys a worldwide […]

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Monumental Effort of Mental Health Team

Buoyed up by the Proclaimers anthem “I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more” – an NHS Forth Valley mental health team raised more than £2,000 at this year’s Glasgow Kilt Walk. Known as Team Monumental they […]

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International Recognition

A Falkirk-based mental health football team, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley Occupational Therapists, Caledonia Services and Stenhousemuir Football Club was recently featured by FIFA in a article which received worldwide attention and 20 million hits on social media. […]

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Sweet Memories at Bo’ness

Patients in Ward 2 at Bo’ness Hospital can now take a step back in time, thanks to the work of these volunteers from Denny and Bonnybridge Men’s Shed. They’ve converted a summer house at the bottom of the hospital garden […]

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We Have Lift Off

Patients, staff and visitors to Forth Valley Royal Hospital can’t help but notice the latest colourful additions to some of the lift doors. A total of four are now carrying a range of messages to support a number of local […]

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Wish You Were Here

Forth Valley GP, Dr Lynsay Crawford and her team became stars of the show at a recent recruitment event for GPs. The so-called ‘speed dating event’ was organised in Glasgow by the BMA and, when a speaker didn’t turn up, […]

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New GP Practice For Plean

A new GP practice has opened in Plean, the first time that the village has had its own health centre and not been a satellite clinic of another Practice. With a patient list of just under 3,000 patients, the new […]

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Big Increase In Research

The number of clinical studies and trials taking place in NHS Forth Valley has increased sevenfold in the last 15 years from 32 in 2004 to 210 in 2018. They include input into a number of national research programmes and […]

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Eye To The Future

The use of technology is delivering quicker treatment for local patients who present with eye problems following an injury or accident. It involves a slit lamp being used with a tablet computer to enable a consultant ophthalmologist to view the […]

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