LATEST NEWS

More Mental Health Support for Staff

In response to increased demand for support around staff mental health, funding has been secured for a Mental Health Pilot Project, which will provide additional staffing support and psychological...

Positive Placement with Clinical Research Team

Rhianne Shaw, a third-year student nurse, recently completed her management training placement with the Clinical Research Team. This was the first time the team had offered a placement and...

Plaudits for Plastic Surgery Team

Two local patients recently showed their appreciation of the Plastic Surgery team by raising money for the service. Stanley Watson, from Falkirk, asked his family and friends to donate to...

Research on New Test to Help Rule out Womb Cancer

NHS Forth Valley is the only site in Scotland to join a UK study into a diagnostic test which could help gynaecologists rule out womb cancer in three hours. Most...

Green Spaces Help Staff Take Time Out

A previously unloved piece of ground beside the carpark at Graeme Medical Centre in Falkirk has been transformed into a calming green oasis for staff and patients to take...

Masons Support Macmillan

Local Freemasons David Duncan and Tam Meikle recently visited the Macmillan One to One Team based at in Airth Health Centre. Both were very warmly welcomed by Jane Niblo,...

Responding to the Climate Emergeny

NHS Scotland recently published its Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy (2022-2026) with Health and Social Care Secretary Hamza Yousaf Secretary warning that climate change presents a direct risk to...

Martin is Chieftain for the Day

A Stirling community psychiatric nurse was chosen to be Chieftain at this year’s Bridge of Allan games after organisers searched for a Covid-19 hero to taken on the prestigious...

Lauren’s Visual Diary

Mostly inspired by two of her great loves, nature and cats, Lauren Bremner is an up-and-coming young Scottish artist, who has been working closely with Artlink Central to mount...

Ellen Looks Forward to Her Reinvention

After 45 years in nursing, Ellen Hudson, Deputy Nurse Director, recently retired. Ellen started her career as a nursing auxiliary, then completed her training and became a registered nurse...

Catherine’s Lasting Legacy

A wide range of improvements and a new appointment system for patients attending the venesection clinic, is the legacy of Catherine Clark who recently retired from nursing after 44...

Bringing Colour to CAMHS

Artist Robyn Woolston is busy putting the finishing touches to her Arts for Mental Health and Wellbeing commission to bring more colour to waiting areas and clinic spaces used by...

Bo’ness Staff Support Kiltwalk

Despite preparations ranging from ‘nothing at all’ and ‘good intentions’ to completing regular 15-to-20-mile hikes in the preceding weeks, the nursing team from Ward 2 at Bo’ness Community Hospital...

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