Margaret-Ann Receives Prestigious Queen’s Nuse Award

A health visitor working with NHS Forth Valley has recently been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse. Margaret-Ann Williamson was one of 21 community nurses selected to take part in a nine-month development programme run by the Queen’s Nursing […]

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Forth Valley First For Sharon Oswald

Many congratulations to Consultant Nurse Sharon Oswald who has become the first Doctor of Nursing in NHS Forth Valley. Her thesis: ‘A retrospective case note analysis of the recognition and management of deteriorating patients prior to critical care admission’ provided […]

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Excellence Award For Mental Health Team

Helping people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties to live a longer and more fulfilling life has resulted in a practice excellence award for a team based at Livilands Mental Health Resource Centre in Stirling. The award, from the […]

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Celebrating Long Service

Around 70 NHS Forth Valley staff, with a total of 2080 years service between them, received a Long Service Award after achieving 20, 30 or 40 years service. They attended a special award ceremony at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to […]

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Tackling Blood Bourne Viruses

New advances in treatment for the Hepatitis C virus together with an update on HIV, drug-related deaths and how the NHS, primary care and third sector services can increase testing and awareness of blood borne viruses were just some of […]

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TrakCare Go Live Update – Change of Date

Please note this supersedes the article printed in the Spring Staff News The TrakCare go live date will  now be the 26th to 29th of April 2019. This date has been moved to ensure appropriate validation of the system build, […]

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Doune Health Centre Takes Shape

This picture, captured by a drone from McNiven Construction, shows the structural steelwork in place for the new £2.7m Doune Health Centre. At this stage underground drainage was completed and the concrete floor slab laid. Work is now under way […]

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Approach To Joint Problems Is Best In Class

A pilot project called ‘Best in Class’, which has been operating in Clackmannanshire over the past year, is now set to be rolled out across the Forth Valley area.  It involves discussing with patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, what sort of […]

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New Target To Deliver Video Consultations

NHS Forth Valley recently secured £100,000 from the Scottish Government to carry out outpatient appointments via video links. The funding, from the Technology Enabled Care Programme, will support the use of Near Me, a new service to deliver video consultations […]

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Improvement In Action

A pilot project involving the Surgical Directorate has helped a range of staff to acquire the confidence and capability to make improvements to the way services are delivered. Two cohorts of staff from a range of job families including nursing, […]

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Increasing Capacity At Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Work is moving on apace to deliver a new £17m investment plan designed to increase capacity and reduce waiting times. A new MRI scanner, the second to be purchased for the hospital, has been ordered and is due to be […]

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Ouch! Gary Learns The Hard Way

Another type of hair removal also raised a substantial amount for charity, £660 for Srathcarron Hospice. But it was a more painful experience for Gary Bennison, Clerical Officer in Radiology Appointments. Whilst on a tea break he scoffed at the […]

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