Browsing Tag 'Autumn 2014'

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 […]

Autumn 2014

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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 […]

Autumn 2014

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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 […]

Autumn 2014

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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. […]

Autumn 2014

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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 […]

Autumn 2014

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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, […]

Autumn 2014

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Transforming the Lives of Diabetes Patients

Community dietitians have been working with patients with diabetes and have reported big successes in weight management.  A pilot project has seen individuals shed up to three stones, blood glucose levels dramatically reduced, and in some cases a reduction in […]

Autumn 2014

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Take it Right Outside

Health promotion staff  were on hand in the atrium at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to support a campaign designed to drive home the harm caused by second hand smoke. Aimed particularly at protecting children, visitors were invited to step into […]

Autumn 2014

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Best for Bowels

GPs are now able to see bowel screening results electronically, thanks to improved communication between the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme and primary care. In the past, doctors received paper copies of positive results but no information about patients who tested […]

Autumn 2014

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You Have Been Warned!

Fairwarning is an automated audit system which checks across clinical systems and reports any misuse, for example password sharing or breaches of the Data Protection Act such as looking up your own or other people’s medical records. The system is […]

Autumn 2014

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