More Support For Mental Health Problems

A service which offers more support for patients with mild to moderate mental health problems has begun to operate in several GP practices across Clackmannanshire and Falkirk West. In a move which is seen as just what the doctor ordered, […]

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Connecting With Staff

More effective ways of providing advice and guidance to staff and managers have been developed by the operational HR department led by Service Manager Elaine Bell. They will be available thanks to a new system called HR Connect and will […]

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Open All Hours – 7 Day Working In Microbiology Labs

Biomedical science is a biology and chemistry-related discipline used mostly in healthcare laboratories to identify, research, monitor and treat diseases. As one of the broadest areas of modern science, it focuses on the complexity of the human body and underpins […]

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Jean Scores A Century

Taking each day as it comes has been the secret of a long and happy life, according to a patient who recently celebrated her 100th birthday in Unit 2 at Falkirk Community Hospital. Staff helped make the day memorable for […]

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RVS Say Thanks For New Cafe

A ceremony took place recently to thank the local organisations whose generous donations have helped transform the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) cafe at Stirling Community Hospital. The Friends of Stirling Community Hospital, a local charity which supports a wide range […]

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Good Health Is Wealth

A timeline through the decades was just one of the ‘attractions’ at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to celebrate National Nurses Day. The theme for this year’s event was linked to the message ‘Good Health is Wealth – invest in you’ […]

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On Yer Bike In Traffic

Need the confidence to cycle in traffic? Three of our staff took part in an essential cycling skills training course designed to give participants practical tips, support and the confidence to cycle in traffic. Pictured are health visitors Jacqueline MacDonald […]

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Sculpt Your Body

It is fun, super quick and effective, and designed to shape and sculpt the body and lead to rapid weight loss. It’s known as Kettlercise, a fat burning workout that is a big hit with staff from Clackmannanshire and Woodlands […]

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Graven Images

Gravestones may not be the usual source of inspiration for budding photographers. Indeed cemeteries are often somewhat ignored by people despite loved ones and important figures in history being buried there.  But visiting the graveyards surrounding Stirling Castle prompted theatre […]

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Blind Chef Cooks Up A First

In what is believed to be the first course of its kind in Scotland, a blind chef has started to offer cookery lessons to others with sight loss or people with a learning disability.  David Black, totally blind since childhood, […]

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Spreading The Word

A member of staff, who is Mum to a young boy with a rare genetic mutation, was invited to go to Westminster to talk about the impact of mental health on parents and carers of children with serious conditions. Stacey […]

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Game of A Lifetime

A Falkirk based mental health football team, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, Caledonia Services and Stenhousemuir Football Club, were given a rare opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Hampden. Last year’s winners of the SFA Mental Health […]

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