Staff Governance Standard – What Is It?

The Staff Governance Standard sets out what NHS Boards must do to manage and develop staff, ensure they have a positive experience as an employee and feel motivated and engaged with their job, team and organisation. It is a two […]

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Team Appointed to Help Teenage Mums

Child Protection Nurse Advisor Lorraine Newbigging has been appointed to lead a team which has been set up to support teenage Mums in Forth Valley. The Family Nurse Partnership – a US inspired scheme – aims to help first-time parents […]

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Leading the Way In Infection Control

The recent cases where patients in Lanarkshire and Lothian contracted Hepatitis C whilst in hospital have highlighted the importance of infection control. Although these incidents are extremely rare, it is a daily battle against more common infections such as norovirus […]

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KIS In Cars

When the shutters come down, offices are locked and phones transferred, it’s the GP Out-of-Hours service that takes the reins together with NHS 24, to care for Forth Valley’s 280,000 patients in the evenings and overnight. A group of doctors, […]

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Excellence Maintained

The Clackmannanshire Integrated Mental Health Service – a partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire Council – has again been recognised for its excellence. Following a two day inspection which included meeting staff in all parts of the service and […]

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Hospital Visiting Times Extended

Staff and visitors have welcomed the move to introduce more flexible visiting times in Forth Valley hospitals. It is thought the change will aid the recovery process and lead to improved access to parking facilities. From the end of March […]

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Small Changes Save Money

Bright ideas from staff have helped save money and deliver services more efficiently. These include saving made from purchasing different medical supplies, reductions in GP prescribing costs and changes to the way we organise and deliver services. Collectively, they have […]

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A Mark of Quality

The oncology department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been recognised for the high level of support and care they give to people affected by cancer. Staff have been awarded the prestigious Macmillan Quality Environmental Mark (MQEM) and former department […]

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NHS Credit Union Turns 15

The NHS Credit Union has just celebrated its 15th birthday in fine style. The organisation’s Annual General Meeting heard that membership, loans and savings were all at record levels. And members are to share in a dividend payment of over […]

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The Great Valentine’s Bake Off

Love sweet love was all around for the Great Valentine’s Bake Off on the ground floor of the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The baking skills of paediatric secretary Fiona Sinclair produced this wonderful cake for […]

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Watch the Birdie

The children’s ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has a new look – thanks to a makeover which includes bird boxes for children to peer into, and the chance to spot hidden nests in corridors en route to theatre. It’s […]

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Supporting the Fight Against Breast Cancer

NHS Forth Valley has joined an innovative bra recycling scheme to help raise funds to fight breast cancer. The scheme, which is run by the national charity Against Breast Cancer, provides eye-catching pink bra banks in a number of locations […]

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