Reflecting on Events in the Workplace

Values-based reflective practice, or VBRP as it is known, is a safe, non-judgemental method of reflecting on events in the workplace.  The aim is to explore a situation by using three levels of seeing – noticing, wondering and realising. In […]

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A Colourful Run

On a very hot Sunday morning, members of the Operational HR Team donned their running shoes to take part in the 2014 Colour Me RAD 5K run for Strathcarron Hospice. At the start of the race they were as clean […]

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Sing While You Work

Hot on the heels of the formation of a choir in the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital comes news of another opportunity for staff to voice their musical talents.  This time it’s a choir for any […]

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Living With Cancer

Today many people live with cancer and the effects of their treatment for years. Now the eHealth ‘Cancer Treatment Summary’ project will enable significant events (treatments / side effects / follow up plans / prognosis) to be extracted from the […]

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Information on the Move

The use of iPads by NHS Forth Valley staff is reaping benefits in spades. The latest news is that the Reliable Rescue Team are going to be trialling their use to support patient handovers. Using an iPad in Blocks A […]

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One Stop Shop

Log in once, and get access to patient information from a variety of sources. Clinical Portal is a new system which allows clinical users to view details stored on EDMS, SCI Store, eWard, TOPAS, PiMS and the Substance Misuse Service […]

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Are You Keeping Pace?

Are you keeping pace with the modern evolving Health Record Services department? Although the paper case note is still maintained, for efficiency and patient safety, the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) should be used alongside paper notes especially in outpatients, […]

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MiDIS for Minis

Clinical records of more than 26,000 patients seen by members of the allied health professions (AHPs) including physiotherapists, radiographers, and dietitians, have now been entered on MiDIS, the Multi-Disciplinary Information System, an electronic patient record. Since May 2013, Nicola Henderson, […]

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Your Guide to eHealth

We are all aware of the term ehealth – but how many of us know exactly what it means and how ehealth solutions are supporting clinicians in the day-to-day delivery of patient care? The next few pages feature some examples […]

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Improving Care for Cancer Patients

The ‘moments that matter’ to cancer patients – such as good communication and support – have been explored at a two day event at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The ‘Way Forward’ event involved patients, carers and oncology department staff and […]

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Moving Forward With Patient Flow

The summer issue of Staff News highlighted a new three year patient flow project which we are taking forward in partnership with the Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Optimisation (IHO). The company are credited with masterminding radical improvements to lessen the […]

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New Regional Endoscopy Unit Opens

The new regional Endoscopy Unit at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline was officially opened recently by Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. As well as providing a local service for Fife patients, the unit will also provide diagnostic and […]

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