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News archive from January 2021
Computer update
Data Privacy Day 2021
Data Privacy Day helps to remind people to have increased awareness around data privacy and the importance of keeping personal information safe.
30 January 2021
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Thank you week - Friday's highlights
Looking back at some of the thank you messages from today.
29 January 2021
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COVID-19: Annual Leave ‘Buy Back’ (Phase 2 – 2021)
The Trust is offering to buy back annual leave during the period 18th January to 31st March 2021.
29 January 2021
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Applications re-opened for UOH Level 6 PEd course
The Trust are excited to announce that applications have re-opened for University of Hertfordshire (UOH) Practice educator (PEd) Level 6 course.
29 January 2021
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Paper cups to be rolled out across Trust
We are delighted to announce that we are making the switch from polystyrene water cups to 100% recyclable water cones.
29 January 2021
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Colleague's COVID poem goes viral on the internet
A poem, reflecting on the past year penned by one of our own EEAST colleagues, is being shared worldwide on social media.
29 January 2021
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Joint Mental Health Response Car goes live
A mental health response car that is a joint initiative involving CPFT and EEAST is now live across Cambridgeshire.
29 January 2021
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#ThanksTeamEEAST
Our final messages of thanks today come from Trust Chair Nicola Scrivings, Director of Finance Kevin Smith and comedian Al Murray.
29 January 2021
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Thank you week - Thursday's highlights
Looking back at some of the thank you messages from today.
28 January 2021
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Save the date! International Women’s Day 2021 virtual conference
This year the Trust’s AWE network are joining forces with our colleagues from Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021.
28 January 2021
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Family’s gratitude to “amazing” life savers
A Suffolk mum has pledged to walk 100 miles during January to thank our crews for saving her 35-year-old husband’s life after he suffered a cardiac arrest in his sleep.
28 January 2021
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Driving improvements with reverse mentoring
Staff from across our Trust are mentoring senior leaders as part of an innovative project designed to provide a vital insight into their lived experiences.
28 January 2021
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First iPads distributed as ePCR project picks up pace
Staff in Bedfordshire have become the first to receive brand new iPads as part of a project to replace our ePCR system.
28 January 2021
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BAME Colleagues share their experience of vaccination
Our second feature on vaccination in the BAME Community has a message from Dr Sreeman Andole and colleagues share their vaccination experiences.
28 January 2021
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#ThanksTeamEEAST
Director of Workforce John Syson, NED Julie Thallon and Dan Hawkins from The Darkness share their messages of thanks today.
28 January 2021
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Thank you week - Wednesday's highlights
Looking back at some of the thank you messages from today.
27 January 2021
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Urgent IT update
We need to undertake some important maintenance to our back office systems as part of rollout of our ePCRs via iPADs
27 January 2021
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COVID Protection Rules e-Learning
A reminder for staff to complete the COVID Protection Rules eLearning on Evolve.
27 January 2021
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This week's WeAreEEAST Briefing details
This week's WeAreEEAST Briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
27 January 2021
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#ThanksTeamEEAST
Messages of thanks today come from Marcus Bailey, COO, actor Griff Ryhs Jones and Norwich City FC Tim Krul.
27 January 2021
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Thank you week - Tuesday's highlights
Looking back at some of the thank you messages from today.
26 January 2021
Vaccination
Waiting for vaccination? Help us target you
Nearly two-thirds of staff have been vaccinated and we want to make it as easy as possible for remaining staff to have the vaccine. Our teams are well into the vaccination programme, and we can now start targeting any staff still waiting for their vaccination.
26 January 2021
OPS UPDATE
BP free fuel initiative returns for 2021
BP are running their free fuel initiative for Emergency Services again, supplying free fuel at BP garages until at least the end of March.
26 January 2021
Thank you team EEAST - Teamwork
#ThanksTeamEEAST
Today we are celebrating Teamwork. #ThanksTeamEEAST for working as a team to save lives!
26 January 2021
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Thank you week - Monday's highlights
Looking back at some of the thank you messages from today.
25 January 2021
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Pulse survey out now!
The next EEAST pulse survey is out now. Check your inbox to take part.
25 January 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 21st January 2021
WeAreEEAST Briefing, Thursday 21st January with Nicola Scrivings, Trust Chair and acting CEO Dr Tom Davis.
25 January 2021
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#ThanksTeamEEAST
It’s time to celebrate as we kick off our Thank you team EEAST campaign. Today we have messages from Tom Davis, Acting CEO and actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry.
25 January 2021
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Manager's Passport Training reminder
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team are rolling out a series of Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) modules.
24 January 2021
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Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) is a rare to be faced with, however, it is important that we attempt resuscitation wherever appropriate.
23 January 2021
Clinical Instruction
Clinical Instruction: Covid-19 Decision Tool
A new COVID-19 Clinical Decision Tool has been developed for clinicians.
22 January 2021
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Clinical Update: Covid-19 Guidance for ambulance services
A new version of the ‘COVID 19: Guidance for Ambulance Trusts’ has been published by Public Health England.
22 January 2021
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East of England Trauma Network Update
The EoE Trauma Network have made a minor change to the way secondary transfers are conducted for major trauma patients.
22 January 2021
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Spot the Signs training dates
There are still spaces available for the final 'Spot the Signs' suicide awareness training dates for this financial year.
21 January 2021
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Latest Covid-19 Fraud scams
There are a number of current threats to us as individuals in relation Covid-19 scams.
21 January 2021
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Vaccination in the BAME community
People in the BAME communities are more vulnerable to the most severe forms of COVID-19, which makes vaccination even more important.
21 January 2021
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Thank you Team EEAST
After a year like no other, we want to say thank you for all the hard work being carried out on a daily basis around the Trust. Next week we are celebrating you.
21 January 2021
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Death in service payment
Following the sad death of Barry Jarvis, all members of the Death in Service Scheme will have a deduction from their January salary.
20 January 2021
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Call for frontline operations support
Support Services staff are requested to offer support to help meet our increased service delivery demands.
20 January 2021
Vaccination
Vaccination appointments available regionally
Vaccination clinics have been set up at EEAST sites around the region and slots are available to book now!
20 January 2021
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Dorothy Hosein steps down as Chief Executive of EEAST
Dorothy Hosein has stepped down as chief executive, following a period of ill health.
20 January 2021
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Optimising restocking of oxygen and Entonox supplies
The Trust is asking staff for assistance in the processes around restocking of supplies of oxygen and Entonox.
19 January 2021
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Notification of Datix Urgent Server Maintenance
The Trusts DATIX Hosting provider will be carrying Routine maintenance work on the server our DATIX system this evening, Tuesday 19th January.
19 January 2021
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Manager’s Passport Training
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team are rolling out a series of Manager’s Passport Training modules. The upcoming module will be, Disability Awareness Training.
18 January 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 14th January 2021
WeAreEEAST Briefing, Thursday 14th January with Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing and Kevin Smith Director of Finance.
18 January 2021
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Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) mask
EEAST is introducing an alternative Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) mask.
15 January 2021
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Additional cleaning hours
Churchill Cleaning services have been instructed to provide additional hours to allow a second clean of frequent touchpoints across all EEAST locations.
15 January 2021
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Giving Disabled staff a voice - Your chance to get involved!
The Trust has recently bid for, and been awarded, funding through the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Innovation Fund.
14 January 2021
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Learning from Child Deaths Safeguarding Webinars
The Eastern Region Child Death Overview Panel held a series of professional webinars focused on the Learning from Child Deaths. Warning: some of the content can by distressing.
14 January 2021
Vaccination
Internal vaccination programme
Our internal vaccination programme is now open to all staff.
14 January 2021
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ACP closures reflected on MiDoS
Unfortunately some services are having to close due to the pandemic. When the MiDoS team are made aware they will update MiDoS.
14 January 2021
Mental Health Stock
Contacting Crisis Mental Health Services
Key contact details and information on services responding to mental health crisis within the community.
14 January 2021
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Information Governance and COVID-19
Since the beginning of the pandemic the Trust has seen a huge increase of Subject Access Requests (SARs) from the Police, GPs, hospitals, members of the public, and the Legal Services team have seen a large increase of Coroner requests
13 January 2021
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Take 5 to Prepare: MTA and change of JOPs
The 'Take 5 to Prepare' briefing note for January is here and is all about Marauding Terrorist Attacks (MTA) and change of Joint Operating Principles (JOP).
13 January 2021
Patient Safety
Recognising Pulmonary Embolism
Sixty-thousand people are estimated to die of a pulmonary embolism (PE) every year in the UK alone. Early and accurate diagnosis is therefore essential.
13 January 2021
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This week's WeAreEEAST briefing details
This weeks WeAreEEAST briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
13 January 2021
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Operational update: COVID-19 response
An operational update on our response to the Coronavirus pandemic
12 January 2021
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Mandatory Social Media training for all EEAST staff 2021
Social media plays a big part in our lives, whether you use it for personal reasons or for work. It is very easy for your content and personal data to be seen and shared worldwide, so it’s very important you understand the risks and social media do’s and don’ts.
12 January 2021
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Covid Vaccination programme update
The Trust has been granted permission to begin our own vaccination programme for EEAST staff.
11 January 2021
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New deputy director joins EEAST
Gita Prasad has joined EEAST as Deputy Director of Business and Partnerships.
11 January 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 7th January 2021
WeAreEEAST Briefing, Thursday 7th January with Dr Tom Davis, Acting CEO and Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer.
11 January 2021
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COVID Protection Rules
The Trust has published mandatory training on safe working practices during the Coronavirus pandemic.
09 January 2021
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Free will writing offer extended
Accord Legal Services have extended their offer of a free will writing service to all NHS staff.
09 January 2021
End of Life
End of Life Care Courses
Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy has announced its programme of live webinars for 2021.
09 January 2021
OPS UPDATE
Safety notice: waiting to hand over COVID-positive patients
Should you be held on the back of an ambulance with a COVID-positive patient waiting to handover to a hospital, please follow this guidance.
08 January 2021
CQC action plans
08 January 2021
HSJ Award shortlist
ReSPECT shortlisted for national award
An innovative project which has seen EEAST join forces with health and care partners, has been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ award.
08 January 2021
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WDES Bid Facilitated Workshops
We are pleased to announce that the Trust has recently been awarded funding through the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Innovation Fund.
07 January 2021
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Clinical Update - In house vaccination
We are pleased to report that we have been authorised by NHSE to begin vaccinating healthcare workers as part of the regional programme.
07 January 2021
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Could you be a Green Champion?
No new year’s resolution? Feel like being involved in something new this year? Why not become a Green Champion?
07 January 2021
Patient Safety
A message from the Patient Safety Team
Ant Brett, Safety and Risk Lead provides an update from the Patient Safety Team.
07 January 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST briefing details
This weeks WeAreEEAST briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
06 January 2021
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Research Involvement Group: staff members wanted
The EEAST Research Involvement Group (RIG) has recently been set up enabling patients and the public to have a voice in ambulance-based research.
06 January 2021
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GRS downtime on Thursday
Please note that GRSWeb will not be available between 1200-1300 on Thursday 7th January due to a software upgrade.
06 January 2021
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Information on Childcare Bubbles
If you live in a household with anyone aged under 14, you can form a ‘childcare bubble’.
05 January 2021
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Oximetry in the community
Some patients with moderate COVID-19 symptoms are being safely managed at home with with their oxygen levels measured by pulse oximeters.
05 January 2021
Vaccination
AstraZenica vaccine - approved
The AstraZenica vaccine has been approved for use in the UK allowing Health Care Workers' vaccinations to be brought forwards.
04 January 2021
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Vaccination training requirements
This update includes information for any clinical staff interested in vaccinating for the Trust or as part of the National program.
04 January 2021