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News archive from January 2017
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Need an appointment after an occupational health referral?
Having listened to your feedback, we are making some changes to the way our private health occupier PAM contacts you after a referral.
31 January 2017
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The quality roadshows are back!
Over the next couple of months, the quality improvement and clinical teams will be hitting the road once again to hear first-hand from you about how we can improve the quality of what we do at EEAST!
30 January 2017
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Herts Valley launches end of life strategy
A strategy to ensure the best possible care is provided to people nearing the end of their life has been launched in Hertfordshire.
28 January 2017
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Flu jab thank yous!
Thanks to the 55% of you who completed and sent back a flu response form.
27 January 2017
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Update from Chief Executive Robert Morton (26th January)
News from our latest board meeting, some thank yous and next week’s EOC takeover: it’s your weekly update from CEO Robert Morton
26 January 2017
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Break the silence and support mental health
This year’s Time to Talk, a day dedicated to mental health awareness, returns on Thursday, 2nd February.
26 January 2017
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Mid and South Essex Regime publish latest report
This week, the Mid and South Essex Regime published two independent clinical reviews around the reconfiguration of the three main hospitals in Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend.
26 January 2017
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Your views wanted for the Quality Account
The Quality Account – it’s a document published each year which sets out the standard of service we provide, and what we want to achieve clinically over the next year.
26 January 2017
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Luton staff gearing up to cross the finish line
A group of staff from south Bedfordshire will be swapping their greens for running gear as they take on the Milton Keynes festival of running to raise money for charity.
26 January 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 26th January
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
26 January 2017
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This week's leadership message comes from Chair Sarah Boulton
Sarah Boulton reflects on a week when the Trust has been under the spotlight from media, politicians and regulators.
25 January 2017
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Our EOC takeover week is back!
The spotlight will be firmly on the Trust’s emergency operations centre staff, as we celebrate the important work they do, with an EOC ‘takeover week’.
25 January 2017
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College of Paramedics membership continues to rise
The College of Paramedics (COP) is delighted to announce, that the number of registered paramedics on full memberships in the region rose by 22% last year.
25 January 2017
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New and updated policies on East24
The following policies have been reviewed, updated and are available on the documents library on East24.
24 January 2017
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An update from Robert Morton, Chief Executive (23rd February)
An update on the Ambulance Response Programme (ARP), refining our current clinical outcome indicators and behind the headlines about the HSE improvement notices: it’s your weekly update from Chief Executive Robert Morton.
23 January 2017
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Control room staff invited to join new working group
In late October, the emergency control room launched the Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) working group.
23 January 2017
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Norfolk volunteers receive £2,000 donation boost
The Waveney Valley Community first responders have been rewarded a cheque for a whopping £2,300 from Chris and Liz Shore, owners of the Wortwell Bell pub in Harleston.
21 January 2017
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You’re invited to January public board meeting
We’re holding the January public board meeting on Wednesday, 25th January at Melbourn headquarters.
20 January 2017
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What are ‘phishing’emails?
‘Phishing’ emails are usually sent by fraudsters who masquerade as someone trusted (such as your bank) to gain information from you, e.g. your bank details or a username and password.
20 January 2017
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Controlled drugs and managing medicines update
As hopefully you would have read last Thursday (12th January), together we need to address our non compliance with our controlled drugs processes. This was clearly identified to us by the CQC when they inspected us in 2016.
19 January 2017
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Funeral arrangements for beloved colleague Kelly
As we’re sure you’re aware, our beloved colleague Kelly Hussick sadly passed away earlier this month.
19 January 2017
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Check, check and check again: administering drugs
Whilst it’s the normal ‘day job’ for many of us, delivering healthcare puts people under pressure. We have to make decisions in dynamic and unpredictable circumstances, administering a variety of drugs dependant on the person we see in front of us and what we think is wrong.
19 January 2017
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‘First class’ ambulance staff praised in latest survey
“Wonderful”, “excellent”, and “extremely professional” were just a few of the compliments made by respondents from our latest patient experience report when speaking about you.
19 January 2017
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Suffolk staff to take on gruelling sub-arctic challenge
A group of Suffolk staff are taking on a 110km sub-arctic trek in Sweden to raise money for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS).
19 January 2017
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Survey: for those on student paramedic pathway, prior to university
As a first year student on the paramedic development diploma pathway (prior to university application), we want to ensure that the learning you receive is of the highest quality.
19 January 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 19th January
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
19 January 2017
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This weeks leadership message from Mark Patten
This week our Medical Director Mark Patten shares his final leadership message for EEAST
18 January 2017
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Improving the ambulance response conference
Places are available to all staff for a clinical conference in London.
18 January 2017
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Social media: a gentle reminder
More than two billion people worldwide now have social media accounts, but do you know the dos and don’ts for using it at work and home?
17 January 2017
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An update from Robert Morton, Chief Executive (16th February)
Award nominations, hospital handover waits and ongoing projects: it’s your weekly update from Chief Executive Robert Morton.
16 January 2017
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Are your details correct on the Trust directory?
We’re having a (very early) spring clean of the Trust directory, making sure all entries are up to date.
16 January 2017
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Get a hole in one at the National Golf Tournament
For any golfers in our midst, dates have been released for this year’s National Ambulance golf tournament.
14 January 2017
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Our preparations and response: adverse weather and evacuations
A short update on our response to the adverse weather warnings in our region – and a thank you for all your support.
13 January 2017
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Learning event: air ambulance trauma day open to colleagues
The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) team is inviting EEAST colleague to attend their next clinical governance day – a free learning day focused on trauma care.
13 January 2017
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Controlled drugs and next steps of managing medicines
Ensuring drugs and medicines are made available to you is vital in caring for patients properly. But there are compliances to meet, which come with responsibilities and requirements.
12 January 2017
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Keep safe and warm in the snow
As you may have seen on weather forecasts, there may be a possibility of cold, ice and snow over the next few days.
12 January 2017
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New falls vehicle coming soon to Norfolk
Check out our new pilot to help care for patients who have suffered a fall in Norfolk is launching soon.
12 January 2017
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Have you completed your mandatory training?
Last year, the Trust launched LearnZone, our new e-learning portal which lets you gain access to the latest training packages, at a touch of a button.
12 January 2017
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Trust site security
We’re asking colleagues to be vigilant to anything suspicious after thieves in Suffolk stole gas containers from our offices.
12 January 2017
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New-look way of putting volunteering in focus
A big thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Volunteer Advisory Forum, the platform upon which all volunteer disciplines will discuss issues, generate new ideas, and learn and develop from one another.
12 January 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 12th January
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
12 January 2017
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Kelly Hussick
It is with great sadness we announce the death of our friend and colleague Kelly Hussick.
10 January 2017
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Leadership, learning and development: an update from Lindsey Stafford-Scott, Director of People and Culture (9th February)
This week’s exec message focusing on leadership, comes from Director of People and Culture Lindsey Stafford-Scott.
09 January 2017
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Changes to the infection prevention control manual
The infection prevention control (IPC) manual has been reviewed and updated with a new safe practice guideline.
09 January 2017
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Declutter the stress out of your new year!
Decluttering – it’s a term that involves us making choices about what to keep and what to get rid of.
07 January 2017
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Drug alert: amoxicillin sugar free suspension
The Government has released a drug alert, after complaints that the child – resistant caps of amoxicillin sugar-free suspension are difficult to open.
06 January 2017
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New response records as we see in the New Year: your weekly update from CEO Robert Morton (4th January)
New Year, new records and a big thank you: it’s your weekly update from Robert Morton.
05 January 2017
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Balancing patient safety and staff wellbeing (update regarding meal breaks, IX and the staff support desk)
At a review meeting between the Trust working group and UNISON just before Christmas, it was agreed the late finishes and meal break trial would be extended further…
05 January 2017
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Clinical update: eye emergencies – what to look out for
Acute eye emergencies are rare, but can potentially cause a patient permanent sight loss.
05 January 2017
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Only three weeks left to get your flu jab!
Christmas may be over, but winter is still upon us and flu jabs are only available to staff and volunteers for three weeks.
05 January 2017
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Helping hospital mortuaries to identify patients
When a patient has died, it’s important for us to fill out a body label tag to help a hospital mortuary identify them.
05 January 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 5th January
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, is now available online.
05 January 2017
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More than 300 volunteers join the EEAST ranks
Congratulations to the more than 300 people who became community first responders with us in 2016!
03 January 2017
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Happy New Year!
From us all at Need to Know – thank you for your support throughout 2016.
01 January 2017