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News archive from January 2020
Norwich EOC Dispatchers
West Essex GM area move
From 6.00am on 4th February, West Essex GM area will be moving from being dispatched by Chelmsford AOC to be dispatched by Bedford AOC.
31 January 2020
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Reminder: QI Café at Newmarket Training Centre
Reminder that the Quality Improvement team will be visiting Newmarket Training Centre on Tuesday 4th February.
31 January 2020
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MDT message for potential Coronavirus patients
The Trust is undertaking surveillance of patients to identify where they could potentially have coronavirus.
31 January 2020
CRN Meeting
Clinical Research Network
Last week we were pleased to welcome Dr Helen Macdonald, Chief Operating Officer of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (CRN) for Eastern last week.
31 January 2020
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Vital firmware updates
From 3rd February IM&T will be installing vital firmware updates. These are essential security updates which need to be installed in the next few days.
31 January 2020
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Changes to referral pathways for adults and children
This is to advise all front-line staff and paramedics that some of the questions have changed.
30 January 2020
National Apprenticeship Week 2020
Help us celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020
Next week (3-9 February) we’ll be kick starting February by celebrating National Apprenticeship Week.
30 January 2020
Time to Talk Day 2020
Let's talk about mental health
Next Thursday 6 February is Time to Talk Day – a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
30 January 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Next week sees BBR rotas go live in Essex as we continue to implement the final stations.
30 January 2020
CPD event
Cardiology CPD Event
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with EEAST to put on a free Cardiology CPD Event on Friday 7th February.
30 January 2020
Melbourn Village College students at Melbourn HQ with Dorothy Hosein and Tom Barker
Melbourn college students visit our HQ
Students from Melbourn Village College visited our Melbourn HQ on Tuesday as a ‘thank you’ for their fantastic support at our Volunteer Conference last year.
30 January 2020
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Do you have time to grant a wish?
The team from Mid and South Essex are looking for help granting wishes for members of the local community.
29 January 2020
Swaffham before and after refurbishments
Cash injection to improve our estates
Facilities at some of our sites have been significantly improved thanks to an investment designed to help our Trust prepare for the winter.
29 January 2020
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999 EMS Research Forum is back
This year the 999 EMSRF is being held in Brighton.
29 January 2020
International Women's Day Invite
International Women's Day Conference
The joint collaborative International Women’s Day Conference will be held on Friday 6 March 2020 at Hylands House, Chelmsford
28 January 2020
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Dementia friendly ambulances hit the road
Two new dementia friendly ambulances hit the road in Southend last week thanks to a joint project between EEAST and Southend University Hospital.
27 January 2020
EEAST BME Network
Upcoming BME Network Meeting on 5th February
The next EEAST BME Network meeting is on Wednesday 5th February from 1.00pm at our Melbourn HQ.
27 January 2020
Teamwork Thank you week
#ThanksTeamEEAST
Yesterday we celebrated our final value of the week - #Teamwork! Teamwork is vital to the chain of survival - from the call handler and dispatcher to the first responders and the crew.
25 January 2020
West Suffolk Rapid Intervention Vehicle scheme
Successful RIV scheme supports more than 900 patients to stay at home
A partnership service that has allowed more than 900 people in west Suffolk to be cared for at home, rather than admitted to hospital, has been extended into spring.
24 January 2020
Honesty Thank you week
#ThanksTeamEEAST
The celebration of our staff and volunteers continued yesterday by highlighting #honesty and sharing even more messages from the public and colleagues!
24 January 2020
Flu eVoucher
Have you claimed your voucher?
We've issued 4,500 reward vouchers to staff who have contributed to the flu campaign. There are a number of these vouchers which have been unclaimed and are due to expire.
23 January 2020
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GRS and Azure maintenance downtime on Monday 27 January
We are carrying out essential maintenance to Azure and GRS on Monday 27 January between 9:00am and 1:00pm.
23 January 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
You weekly BBR update including important information regarding payroll changes as a result of the BBR go live.
23 January 2020
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Reminder: QI Café at Borehamwood Station
Reminder that the Quality Improvement team will be visiting Borehamwood station on Tuesday 28 January.
23 January 2020
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#ThanksTeamEEAST
Here's a roundup of yesterday's #ThanksTeamEEAST. #TeamEEAST consistently maintain a QUALITY standard in everything that you do.
23 January 2020
Jonathan Rackham at Cromer Station
CEG day in the life
One of our EEAST Community Engagement Group (CEG) volunteers would like to express his thanks to staff at Cromer station for enabling him to go on a ride-out.
22 January 2020
Respect
#ThanksTeamEEAST
Yesterday was all about RESPECT – thank you to all of our staff and volunteers for treating your peers and patients with #Respect!
22 January 2020
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Reminder to look out for thieves targeting vehicles
Opportunistic thieves are once again targeting our vehicles to steal medical gases and/or drugs.
21 January 2020
NHS People Plan Tweet Chat NTK
Our NHS People Tweet Chat
What can we do to improve the culture of safety and support our ambulance staff? This Thursday, join the tweet chat to talk directly to the National Director, Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer NHS.
21 January 2020
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Urgent action required for DBS check compliance
All staff records have been reviewed and a number of of employees have been identified where the Trust is unable to evidence a complete DBS record.
21 January 2020
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#ThanksTeamEEAST
Yesterday we were saying #ThanksTeamEEAST to all our staff and volunteers for always living our CARE value!
21 January 2020
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Information on Wuhan Coronavirus (WN-CoV)
WN-CoV has recently been discovered in China. The risk to the UK is very low, but please read the key details of the infection below.
21 January 2020
Air and share workshop
Air and share workshop
The Trust will be hosting an “Air and Share” workshop to build upon the feedback and ideas.
20 January 2020
Thank you team EEAST!
20 January 2020
Thank you team EEAST
Thank you team EEAST
During this week, 20th – 26th January, we’ll be thanking all staff and volunteers for their hard work in 2019.
20 January 2020
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Neglect and its links to adult social care or safeguarding referrals to SPOC
The social work team have produced this brief guidance on how the issue of neglect is defined for purposes of the new SPOC care pathways.
17 January 2020
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Learning from incidents event in Suffolk
Our next Learning from Incidents event takes place at the University of Suffolk on January 29th.
16 January 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
86% of stations will have implemented new rotas. The next set of stations to go live will be on 20th January 2020.
16 January 2020
Beds F&R
Fire and rescue crews respond to non-emergency falls
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue is now taking part in our Falls Response Programme, helping improve our response to less urgent falls patients.
16 January 2020
Frequent Caller Team
Policy change shows early success for our Frequent Caller Team
In September 2019 the frequent caller team introduced a traffic light tiered system for callers with defined individual needs.
16 January 2020
Secure email
Secure Office 365 email - available now
As previously featured in NeedtoKnow and on East24, a new online version of Outlook (our email client) has been rolled out at the Trust.
16 January 2020
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Man sentenced for assaulting paramedics
A man who assaulted two paramedics has been given a 12-month community order and told to pay compensation.
15 January 2020
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Generous legacy to help save lives
Vital life-saving equipment has had its life-span extended thanks to a generous legacy left to the region’s ambulance service.
15 January 2020
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Cancelled 'air and share' in Great Notley
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 'air and share' in Great Notley on Friday 17th will be cancelled.
13 January 2020
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NOW RESOLVED: We are experiencing Datix issues
We are currently experiencing some slowness with the Datix system. Please bear with us whilst we try to resolve this issue.
13 January 2020
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FAQs about our new make ready service
A comprehensive list of make ready FAQs is now available.
13 January 2020
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It’s back! Think Hypo-Think Referral
The Single Point Of Contact team are asking patient facing colleagues to ‘Think Hypo-Think Referral’
13 January 2020
BME network meeting
Quality Improvement Café reminder
The Quality Improvement (QI) team would like to remind staff that the QI Café will be visiting Cambridge station.
10 January 2020
Testing child pulse oximetry
Paediatric Immediate Life Support Course
A paediatric immediate life support (PILS) course is available for front line staff.
10 January 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Many stations across the Trust have gone live with their new BBR rotas this week. The next set of stations to go live will be on 20th January 2020.
09 January 2020
OPS UPDATE
Enhanced overtime rates over January
We will be offering additional payments for overtime shifts on various dates.
07 January 2020
EEAST and ACAS Mediation Team
EEAST’s team of mediators CPD session with ACAS
EEAST and ACAS held a development day to discuss how mediation fits within the Trusts approach to early resolution and listening culture.
07 January 2020
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Online password Reset replacing on-premise password reset
The on-premises ADSelfService password reset will be decommissioned on Thursday 9th January.
06 January 2020
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Tips for managing email effectively
Email overload? Read how to manage your emails and manage your time.
06 January 2020
Alan Hay, Safeguarding Specialist (SPOC team)
EEAST welcomes the newest member of the SPOC team
Welcome to Alan Hay, who has joined the Trust as a Safeguarding Specialist within the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team.
03 January 2020
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Death of volunteer Julie Lockhart
The Trust is sad to share the news of the death of our volunteer Julie Lockhart.
02 January 2020
Public Board Meeting
Come along and meet our Board
Meet Board members and chat informally over lunch ahead of our next public meeting in Great Notley.
02 January 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your weekly BBR update.
02 January 2020
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Important: Changes to our Occupational Health provider from TODAY
Please remember that our Occupational Health provider formally changes as of today (2nd January 2020).
02 January 2020