About the Forth Valley Area
Forth Valley is in the heart of Scotland and has a population of nearly 300,000. It covers a wide and varied geographical area from Killin and Tyndrum in the North, Strathblane in the West and Bo’ness in the South.
It is an exciting place to live and work. It’s diverse and rich cultural history includes the ancient city of Stirling, once the country’s capital, Falkirk, home of the world’s only rotating boat lift and Clackmannanshire, in the shadow of the Ochil Hills.
It embraces world-class crowd-pullers, like Stirling Castle, and Scotland’s first National Park which takes in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Add to this great shopping, leisure and arts facilities and cinemas, plus a healthy dose of fresh air with plenty of opportunities for hillwalking, golf, cycling and and even paragliding!
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 and brings stunning scenery within easy reach. The area is also noted for excellent schools, both state and independent, and for the friendliness of its people.
About Forth Valley Health Board
NHS Forth Valley is governed by a Board of Directors and is accountable to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being through the Scottish Government Health Directorate. The Board controls an annual budget of £550 million, and is responsible for providing health services and improving the health for the population of Forth Valley.
NHS Forth Valley employs around 7000 staff from a wide range of professional and support occupations in our acute hospital, four community hospitals and 56 health centres.