NHS Forth Valley serves a population of around 300,000 in an area which covers the heart of Scotland. An exciting place to live and work, its diverse and rich cultural history embraces the ancient city of Stirling, once the capital of Scotland, Falkirk, home of the world’s only rotating boat lift and the magnificent Kelpies, and Clackmannanshire which lies in the shadow of the Ochil Hills.
Transport links are second to none with excellent rail services to all major cities and a motorway network which accesses Edinburgh and Glasgow within an hour. It is also an excellent location for families, with a wide range of schools both state and independent, great shopping, leisure and arts facilities and plenty of healthy fresh air for hill walking, golf, cycling and even paragliding!
The Board controls an annual budget of £550 million, and employs around 7000 staff. Our acute hospital – Forth Valley Royal in Larbert - is one of the most advanced and well equipped in Europe, and is supported by a network of four community hospitals, 56 health centres, and day and inpatient facilities providing care for older people and patients with mental illness and learning disabilities.
We are home to the Scottish Centre for Clinical Simulation and Human Factors, one of the most advanced training facilities of its kind where medical staff are able to hone their skills using computerised mannequins. In addition, NHS Forth Valley has been named as one of the top places to be in the UK for trainee doctors. This comes following the results of a national trainee survey conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) where NHS Forth Valley featured in the ‘top ten’ in seven categories, taking first place in the UK for ‘Induction for new Foundation doctors’ and second place for ‘Educational Supervision.’
We are currently planning a new Care Village for older people in Stirling, a Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients and their families has been built in the woodland surrounding our acute hospital and groundbreaking e-health technology has been developed to support our pledge to provide care at home or as close to home as possible.
For all enquiries about medical vacancies in NHS Forth Valley, please contact our medical workforce recruitment team..
"a forward-thinking, innovative Board not afraid to trial new ways of working"Andrew Murray, Medical Director, NHS Forth Valley .