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Health and Care Village Shortlisted for Major Award

Stirling Health and Care Village has been selected as a finalist for Health Care Development of the Year in the 2021 Scottish Property Awards. This development, which was officially opened...

Walk This Way – New Scheme to Return Walking Aids

Thanks to the entrepreneurial skills of two highly specialist physiotherapists, 58 Zimmer frames, eight pulpit walkers, 12 gutter frames, three elbow crutches and 21 walking sticks have found their...

Become a Covid-19 Vaccine Study Volunteer

It’s not too late to become involved in a study by Dundee University to assess the safety and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines as they are rolled out. The university's Memo...

Public Health Minister Thanks Staff for New Testing Centres

Public Health Minister Mairi Gougeon has thanked all the staff involved in setting up the new community testing centres for people who don’t have any of the symptoms of...

Moving in the Right Direction to Meet Energy Targets

Some good news in the midst of the pandemic... energy targets set for NHS Forth Valley are being exceeded. Recent figures show that we have managed to cut the amount...

Diagnosing Skin Cancer in 25 minutes by 2025

Lead Consultant Dermatologist Dr Colin Morton, speaking at a recent virtual event on healthcare innovation, outlined ambitious plans to achieve a quick diagnosis for skin cancer by 2025. Using the...

Collecting for Covid-19

This may seem a very strange thing to be writing about under the current circumstances, but bear with me. How will we look back on 2020 as a Health Board? It...

Rachael SMILES for family cycling challenge

Spare a thought for Rachael Angus–Felton, Medical Rota Co-ordinator within the Women and Children’s Directorate, who, together with her husband Ian and sons Alex and Euan, has embarked on...

Blood Bikes Bonanza

Thanks to a magnificent fund raising effort by the Discharge Lounge team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, more than £1000 has been raised for Blood Bikes Scotland. Together with donations...

Bubbles and Balloons for Health Visitor Helen

Health Visitor Helen Mason recently celebrated 40 years’ service with the NHS after a nursing career which began in adult nursing in Sheffield, followed by midwifery. Helen then had an...

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Hilary Warkentin, Senior Staff Nurse, Immunisation Team

How did you arrive in your current post? I was previously a staff nurse in health visiting in Glasgow and part of my role involved...

Win Tickets To See Oor Wullie! (Closed)

Jings, crivvens, help ma boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back at a fabulous new show! Only question is - where’s his bucket? Join Wullie,...

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Leaving For Law

More than a decade after beginning her nursing career in the NHS, Sarah Fairley is about to embark on a complete change in direction...

*Now Closed* – Win a luxury overnight stay at Gleneagles Hotel

As a thank you to NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, Gleneagles Hotel has kindly provided 20 gift vouchers entitling two people to bed...

New WiFi On The Way

A wide range of work is underway to improve WiFi and connectivity, for staff, patients and the general public. These include: Forth Valley Royal Hospital New...

Anne Bids Farewell

Anne Benton, Organisational Development Advisor, retired in April 2020, and her colleagues in NHS Forth Valley had planned a themed ‘retirement tea to remember!’...