Let’s Talk About Weight – New Pack Available For Staff

Suggesting to a patient that they need to lose weight is never easy. But now community dietitians in NHS Forth Valley have launched a practitioners pack ‘Let’s talk about weight – Practitioners Pack’ for healthcare professionals which helps them raise […]

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Apple Appeal Bears Fruit

Kind-hearted folk in Forth Valley responded magnificently after health professionals appealed to the public to donate unused or unwanted Apple iPod shuffles to help with a new project called ‘Music with Meaning’. Many offers of equipment were received as people […]

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New Arrangements For Childhood Vaccinations

Childhood immunisations at specialist vaccination clinics run by NHS Forth Valley’s immunisation team are now set to be rolled out across the Stirling area following a successful pilot scheme in Clackmannanshire. This saw babies and young children registered with seven […]

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Investors In People Update

NHS Forth Valley is continuing the very successful journey with Investors in People and is now focused on moving from Gold Level to Platinum over the next three years.  We are also progressing accreditation of our Investors in Young People […]

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RCN Reps Get Out And About

Representatives from the local branch of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have been out and about, promoting the work they do and how they support their members. They’ve been delivering the message at various locations including Falkirk Community Hospital […]

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Catch The JobTrain

A new national recruitment system, known as Job Train, will be arriving in the autumn, providing a platform which makes recruitment easier for both candidates and hiring managers. Replacing the current NHS Forth Valley recruitment system, it will help NHS […]

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‘Once For Scotland’ Workforce Policies Consultation

A major consultation has been taking place across NHS Forth Valley as part of a national move to create single, standardised workplace polices across the whole of NHS Scotland. This means that from the implementation, planned for August 2019, NHS […]

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Someone To Talk To

Sometimes it can be tough at work, especially in healthcare. And sometimes it can be good to talk things through with someone who will listen and who has an understanding of what it might be like to walk in your […]

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Direct Support For Diabetes

Community dietitian Lesley Slaughter, one of the healthcare professionals involved in a specialist weight management programme for diabetics, has been featured in a quarterly magazine from Diabetes UK. Lesley‘s work in the DiRECT study – a trial funded by Diabetes […]

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Derek Retires With A Smile

A man whose work to reduce dental decay has led to thousands of local children being spared unnecessary anaesthetics and extractions over the years has retired from NHS Forth Valley. Consultant in Dental Health, Derek Richards, who enjoys a worldwide […]

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Monumental Effort of Mental Health Team

Buoyed up by the Proclaimers anthem “I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more” – an NHS Forth Valley mental health team raised more than £2,000 at this year’s Glasgow Kilt Walk. Known as Team Monumental they […]

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International Recognition

A Falkirk-based mental health football team, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley Occupational Therapists, Caledonia Services and Stenhousemuir Football Club was recently featured by FIFA in a article which received worldwide attention and 20 million hits on social media. […]

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