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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Lanarkshire Beatson Ground Breaking

Work on the Lanarkshire Beatson  a new £22m radiotherapy centre for the West of Scotland  is now underway and to celebrate the start of construction, Cabinet Secretary for Health Alex Neil was invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at the site. […]

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Spread Fun Not Flu

Hundreds of brightly-coloured posters have been appearing in buildings across Forth Valley including schools, health centres, community pharmacies and libraries, to highlight the start of the 2014 childhood flu immunisation campaign. The posters were approved by the Expanded Flu Group […]

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New Campaign Highlights Silent Disease

Staff and patients joined together to urge people who think they may have been at risk of contracting Hep C to come forward and be tested. They took part in a major local advertising campaign to highlight World Hepatitis Day, […]

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