There are plenty of choice of places at FVRH for coffee, cake, hot and cold food and places for some downtime. The ground floor by the main entrance has most of the amenities on offer, with the Restaurant directly above the entrance.
The Bungalow (Junior Doctor’s Accommodation) is a five minute drive from FVRH. It is equipped with decent kitchen/lounge/two bathrooms. Linen/towels are provided and there is ample free parking. Nearest big shop is Tesco – ten minute drive away. A room is available at short notice – i.e. if you are too tired to travel after night shift. Attend Security to get access. Email email@example.com to book.
The Doctor’s Mess is newly established within the last year and has several sofas, a TV, coffee machine and microwaves round the corner.
For up to date referral information – search for ‘Referral’ on the Staff Intranet or click here. Dial ‘0’ for switchboard – they can put you through to any location and give you the page numbers for most staff. Enter ‘9’ as a prefix for calling an outside line.
Out of hours can be defined as after 5pm on a weekday/9-5 on a weekend. Things work slightly differently at night hence there are a few things to be mindful of when requesting things.
Radiology – Any requests for plain films are made on OrderComms and then arranged by the radiographers automatically. In CAU/AAU please call them directly on 67087 to arrange this (the department has priority access).
Overnight requests all need to be telephoned to the radiographer on 67087 or 67678, this includes CT scans and portable CXR. The radiographer may put you through to the ‘Everlight’ radiology consultant to discuss complex requests
Escalating sick patients
Escalate any problems through your own team first – e.g. the back door medical team on the weekend. Take a note of everyone’s page numbers (whether this be a photo of the whiteboard at the Medical Backdoor Handover or other department arrangements). If you are struggling to get hold of someone to help, page the registrar for the speciality (Medicine #1245, Surgery – ask switchboard, Paediatrics #1637, O&G – on call bleep 1188).
Remember – emergencies/need more pairs of hands quickly – dial 2222. The ICU team are happy to help in assessment and management of deteriorating patients who may need level 2 or 3 support; they can be contacted on 67687.
The Royal College of Physicians state that 4am is the most dangerous time of a night-shift for everyone. You are legally entitled to at least one break per shift.
FVRH uses a number of different IT systems in order to manage clinical work, some of these maybe familiar from previous posts, however there are subtle differences particular with Trak.
Visit the Induction page for more information on our IT Systems.
NHS Forth Valley Library Services is free for all staff and students and provides access to and support with using a wealth of resources to support your professional practice and development.
The Library stocks print materials such as books, textbooks, educational materials, and a journal archive all covering a variety of topics. Additionally, you have a wide range of online resources available to you via The Knowledge Network, NHS Scotland’s national eLibrary. Here you will find eBooks, eJournals, full-text articles, evidence summaries, current awareness bulletins and much more. Access to both the print and online materials is free with your NHS Scotland OpenAthens account. If you haven’t already, please register for your account here.
New to using The Knowledge Network? Let us know and we can provide an induction session to help you navigate the site and locate the resources you need.
We also provide a Literature Searching service for staff members to support clinical practice and work related research or projects. Alternatively, we can provide training on using Library Search and the databases if you’d like to improve your own searching skills. Get in touch if you’d like to request a literature search or set up a training session.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also find more information about our services on the Intranet – click into the ‘Learning Zone’ from the homepage. We are based on Level 2 of Forth Valley Royal Hospital within the Medical Education department. Why not pop in for a visit? We’d be delighted to show you round and we also have a number of PCs and desk space available if you are looking for a quiet place to work or study.
The Library is here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like more information about what we do.
Please use car park 4 (purple) at the back of the hospital.
Staff are not allowed to park in car park 1 as this is for patients and visitors. Car park 2 is for permit holders only. Car parks 3 and 5 are for Mental Health permit holders and Emergency Medicine patients.