Slim Success

What a difference! These before and after pictures show that shedding extra weight IS achievable. Last year Clerical Officer Hunter Rice was one of our staff members who was given a free six-week pass to attend a slimming class block […]

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Get Fit In ’14

NHS Forth Valley has signed the pledge to help our workforce become more active throughout 2014. Part of a Scottish Government scheme targeted at employers, Fit In ’14 is offering special deals for staff as part of an Activity Works […]

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KSF/EKSF – Your Views

During March/April this year, NHS Forth Valley worked with external colleagues to complete a review of your experience of the KSF Personal Development Review process and your thoughts about the quality of the programme. Some areas of good practice across […]

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The Journey from Absence to Attendance

During the early part of 2013 absence levels in NHS Forth Valley peaked at 6.94% against a Government target of 4%. With managers finding it difficult to free up time to attend formal training courses on how to manage and […]

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Staff Survey Update

The recent Staff Survey, which many of you completed, has been used to inform our local Staff Governance Action Plan which was submitted to the Scottish Government Health Department at beginning of May 2014. Key areas for improvement that have […]

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Everyone Matters – Our Values

Remember receiving a little card asking you to identify your key values at work? The six most popular were being person centred, respectful, acting with integrity, ambitious, supportive and a committed team member. Now these core findings have been highlighted […]

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Putting the ‘IT’ Into Dietetics!

Two NHS Forth Valley dietitians have won a prestigious award for their use of desktop software to increase patient-facing time. Nicola Henderson and Caroline Ritchie are to receive the Dame Barbara Clayton Award for Innovation and Excellence in Dietetic Practice […]

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National Award for Oncology Department

Congratulations to the oncology unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital who have recently been awarded the prestigious Macmillan Quality Environmental Mark (MQEM). The award is the first of its kind in the UK which recognises and rewards good practice and […]

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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Energy and Environment Assistant Tracey Gwynne had something of a close shave recently when she decided to chop off her locks to raise money for the new Maggie’s Forth Valley. Tracy is pictured while the clippers were in action and […]

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Forth Valley Welcomes the World

Staff can hardly have failed to notice that NHS Forth Valley has been welcoming a large number of overseas visitors. In fact we have become something of a global magnet attracting delegations from as far afield as New Zealand, Papua […]

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Starring Role for Paula

A Forth Valley pharmacist is the star of a new campaign to encourage people on repeat prescriptions to look again at the medicines they take to make sure they are getting the best possible care. The ‘Let’s Talk Medicines’ campaign, […]

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Hush a Bye Baby

Babies in the neonatal unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital can now get used to travelling in a car before they leave hospital – thanks to the gift of a Mamaroo which simulates the movement of a vehicle. The special […]

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