Browsing Tag 'Spring 2014'

160 Years of Care

The emergency department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has said goodbye to four emergency nurse practitioners, who between them notched up 160 years with the health service. Jackie Banks, Sheena Hastie, Anne McCulloch and May Forsyth (pictured left-to-right) all retired […]

Spring 2014

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Board Members Bow Out

Two non-executive members of the NHS Forth Valley Board have stepped down after eight years in office. Vice Chairman, Dr Vicki Nash, is pictured receiving flowers from Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Babs McCool, following her final meeting as chair […]

Spring 2014

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Helping Save Lives

A cup of tea and a biscuit is helping to save lives, according to Staff Nurse Barbara Page who works with drug users and their families. Barbara has become something of a champion in distributing a medication called Naloxone which […]

Spring 2014

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Employee Engagement and Involvement Group (EEI)

Looking After Staff…. For the past two years we have been focussing on the priorities for staff and making sure we support wellbeing across the organisation. We have sought feedback on what is going well and where we need to […]

Spring 2014

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Values Matter

Remember that little card you received, asking you to identify the three key values that would contribute to our success as an organisation? What emerged was: Be person centred  Be respectful Have integrity Be ambitious Be supportive Be a committed […]

Spring 2014

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Staff Governance Standard – What Is It?

The Staff Governance Standard sets out what NHS Boards must do to manage and develop staff, ensure they have a positive experience as an employee and feel motivated and engaged with their job, team and organisation. It is a two […]

Spring 2014

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Team Appointed to Help Teenage Mums

Child Protection Nurse Advisor Lorraine Newbigging has been appointed to lead a team which has been set up to support teenage Mums in Forth Valley. The Family Nurse Partnership – a US inspired scheme – aims to help first-time parents […]

Spring 2014

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Leading the Way In Infection Control

The recent cases where patients in Lanarkshire and Lothian contracted Hepatitis C whilst in hospital have highlighted the importance of infection control. Although these incidents are extremely rare, it is a daily battle against more common infections such as norovirus […]

Spring 2014

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KIS In Cars

When the shutters come down, offices are locked and phones transferred, it’s the GP Out-of-Hours service that takes the reins together with NHS 24, to care for Forth Valley’s 280,000 patients in the evenings and overnight. A group of doctors, […]

Spring 2014

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Excellence Maintained

The Clackmannanshire Integrated Mental Health Service – a partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire Council – has again been recognised for its excellence. Following a two day inspection which included meeting staff in all parts of the service and […]

Spring 2014

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