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NHS Forth Valley

NHS Forth Valley is one of 14 regional health boards in Scotland. The Board servers over 306,000 people in a diverse area that covers the heart of Scotland and employs around 8000 staff. 

 

NHS Forth Valley has an acute hospital and four community hospitals situated in Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Bo’ness. 

 

Forth Valley Royal Hospital: 

Forth Valley Royal Hospital is the acute hospital under NHS Forth Valley. It is one of the most modern and well-equipped hospitals in Europe, with 25 wards, 16 operating theatres, and 4000 rooms with 860 beds/daycare spaces across an area the size of 9 football pitches. 

Forth Valley Royal Hospital features the first robotic supply and delivery system in the UK and the first fully robotic pharmacy system in Scotland.

The hospital provides a wide range of services. Some of the major services are:

  • Cardiology

  • Children’s Services

  • Critical Care

  • Critical Care

  • Dermatology

  • Diabetes

  • Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Emergency Department

  • Endoscopy

  • Gynaecology 

  • Neurology

  • Mental Health

  • Orthopaedics

  • Oncology

  • Theatres

  • Urology

 

Forth Valley Royal Hospital also provides the highest standard of accommodation and facilities for patients, visitors and staff.

 

Stirling Health & Care Village

Stirling Health & Care Village provides a wide range of local health services. Services include minor injuries, X-ray services, General Practice, inpatient wards and outpatient clinics. Few major services provided by the outpatient centre of Stirling Health & Care Village are: 

  • Audiology

  • Children and Young People Services

  • Clinical Health Psychology

  • Physiotherapy

  • Learning Disability Psychology

  • Rehabilitation Services 

 

Falkirk Community Hospital

Falkirk Community Hospital provides a wide range of local health services. Services include outpatient clinics, inpatient wards and GP practices. Its outpatient services include;

  • Speech and Language Therapy

  • Dietetics

  • Epilepsy Connections

  • Dental Services

  • Psychology

  • Audiology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Chronic Pain Clinics etc.

 

Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre

Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre provides a wide range of outpatient services. The Centre is also home to two inpatient wards, 3 GP practices, a Day Therapy Unit & Mental Health Resource Centre.

 

Bo’ness Community Hospital 

The hospital provides:

  • 40 inpatient beds for physically frail older people and older people with mental health problems

  • Two GP practices accommodating 11 GPs

  • Podiatry

  • Physiotherapy

  • Psychology

  • Speech and Language Therapy

  • Dietetics

  • Bowel/Bladder Clinic

  • Community Nursing

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KNOW THE LOCATION

Education

Scotland has led the world in a commitment to excellence in education for centuries. Scotland is also a nation where a first-class, world-leading education is accessible to all and home to an education sector with a long and proud history and a future focused on innovation. The country is also renowned for its quality of teaching and is a world leader in many different research sectors.

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Transport 

Transport links are incomparable with excellent rail services to all major cities and a motorway network which accesses Edinburgh and Glasgow within an hour and brings stunning scenery within easy reach.

 

Rail: Scotland is home to an extensive and well-developed rail network. These do not just have cross-country links throughout Scotland but have regular connections to the rest of the UK as well. Most of the trains are also equipped with Wi-Fi. 

 

Bus: 95% of the population of Scotland live within a five-minute walk of a bus stop. Many of the inner-city bus services can get you across town faster than any other transport method in Scotland. The country also has several dedicated cross-country coach companies that can take the stress out of travelling around the country. 

 

Ferry: Both passenger and car ferries operate in Scotland. Larger islands are often served by a number of routes.

Food & Drink 

Scottish food and drink is the very lifeblood of Scotland's culture and economy. There are plenty of options when it comes to eating out in Scotland. All kinds of restaurants, traditional pubs, cosy cafés, elegant tearooms, takeaways options, etc., can be found across the country. No matter your tastes, Scotland really does have something for everyone.

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Weather 

The weather in Scotland tends to be quite reasonable and also is rarely extreme. There’s no bad time of year to be in Scotland. 

Seasons;

Spring: 

March, April, May 

Average Temperature High/Low: 12°C/4°C (54°F/40°F)

Summer

June, July, Aug

Average Temperature High/Low: 18°C/11°C (64°F/52°F)

 

Autumn

September, October, November 

Average Temperature High/Low:13°C/7°C (55°F/45°F)

 

Winter

December, January, February 

Average Temperature High/Low: 7°C/2°C (45°F/36°F)

Why should you choose NHS Forth Valley?

 

NHS Forth Valley provides various benefits to its employees. A few of them are:

 

Annual Leave: 27 days rising to 29 days after five years of service, to 33 days after ten years of service plus 8 public holidays (pro-rata).

 

Superannuation: The post is superannuable under the Scottish Public Pensions Agency Scheme. 

 

NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KFS): KFS defines and also describes the knowledge and skills that NHS employees need to apply in their work in order to deliver quality services. It provides a single, consistent, and comprehensive framework on which to base review and development for all employees.  

The purpose of the KSF is:

  • To support the effective learning and development of all staff, providing the resources to do so.

  • To support the development of individuals in the post to which they are employed, so that they are effective at work and are clear about what is required of them. 

  • To promote equality and diversity. 

 

Equality in Employment: NHS Forth Valley fully supports the principle of equality in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful and/or unfair discrimination which cannot be shown to be justified. NHS Forth Valley is committed to ensuring equality of treatment for both present and potential employees.

 

NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards: The Awards highlights the hard work, care and commitment of staff and volunteers across the organisation.

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OUR RECENT DEPLOYMENTS

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