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News archive from October 2020
Ambulance and fire services
Safe & Well Visit update
EEAST have been working with Fire & Rescue services (FRS) to complete Safe & Well visits to patients' homes where concerns have been raised by EEAST crews.
30 October 2020
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Notification of Datix Maintenance
Please note, the Maintenance on the Datix system has been successfully completed and the system is back online.
30 October 2020
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Apollo database is ready to go live!
Apollo, our new Occupational Health Database, is now ready to go fully live.
29 October 2020
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Death of our colleague Lee Fox
It is with our deep sadness that we inform you all of the death of our dear friend & colleague Lee Fox
29 October 2020
Flu 2020
Flu 2020 – Vaccination update
We have seen a fantastic response to our 2020 flu campaign, with vaccinators holding clinics throughout the region.
29 October 2020
COVID-19 update from COVID leads
COVID-19: An update from the COVID Leads
An update on the current position with COVID-19 from our COVID leads
29 October 2020
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Take part in testing the new ePCR software
The latest edition of the newsletter updating you with latest developments in the ePCR Replacement Programme is now available to download.
29 October 2020
Flu 2020
Dates for your diary - Flu Clinics
We're running flu clinics across the region to help you protect patients, your family and yourself against flu this winter.
29 October 2020
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Final chance to have your say on our new Intranet!
Please fill in our online form by end of day this Saturday (31 October) to have your say on our new intranet.
29 October 2020
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New Special Leave training modules
The HR Department are rolling out a series of Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) titled Special Leave Policy training modules.
28 October 2020
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Top national award for “calm and reassuring” call handler
A senior call handler with our Trust has received a prestigious national award for remaining “calm and reassuring” while guiding a caller through a difficult birth.
28 October 2020
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Important information regarding phishing emails
Following on from the recent phishing outbreak, can staff please be more cautious when receiving these types of emails.
28 October 2020
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
Bitesize leadership training now available
Staff working in leadership positions are being offered the chance to take part in a series of free bitesize training sessions.
28 October 2020
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You are invited to celebrate Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, EEAST’s BME network will be hosting a virtual event.
27 October 2020
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Flu 2020 – Last chance to be entered in to first prize draw
As part of this year’s flu campaign, anyone who has the flu vaccine will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher.
27 October 2020
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UKONS Tool now on the JRCALC app
The UKONS tool is designed specifically to assist triage for patients receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments using a Red, Amber, Green (RAG) system.
27 October 2020
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Financial Wellbeing Support for all NHS Employees
NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with the Money Advice Service to provide all our NHS employees with free and independent financial support.
27 October 2020
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Clinical Frailty Scoring
The Trust is adopting Clinical Frailty Scoring (CFS) for our elderly patients to improve both their long and short term health management.
27 October 2020
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Take the first steps to becoming a future NHS leader
Staff from across our Trust with an interest in becoming a future NHS leader are being encouraged to apply to a special training scheme to help them reach their goal.
26 October 2020
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Out-of-hospital births project
EEAST's Research team is collaborating with UEA and NNUH in a new unplanned out-of-hospital births project.
26 October 2020
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Q&A from staff briefing sessions
This is a summary of the questions, suggestions and comments made during our virtual staff session on 19th October 2020.
26 October 2020
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Virtual 'Delivering Practice Education' programme
The CPS team have successfully developed the face-to-face Virtual 'Delivering Practice Education' programme into an online format.
23 October 2020
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Why is Datix important to what we do?
We’ve all heard of Datix, but why is it important to what we do?
23 October 2020
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End of life study day
This End of Life Study day facilitated by St Nicholas Hospice is free and open to all EEAST clinicians.
23 October 2020
Flu 2020
Dates for your diary – Flu Clinics
Next weeks flu clinics. Also see how your sector is doing this flu season.
22 October 2020
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Leadership message from Janice Scott, Freedom to Speak Up Guardian
This weeks leadership come from one of our Trust's Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, Janice Scott.
22 October 2020
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VIDEO Black History Month – Ivan’s Story
To celebrate Black History Month, South West Essex based A-EMT Ivan Perkin’s shares his story about why he joined EEAST.
22 October 2020
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ePCR replacement pilot region announced
More progress is being made in the ePCR Replacement Programme. Find out more in the latest newsletter.
22 October 2020
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Workplace Harassment Survey
To aid us in tackling the culture of bullying, harassment and negative behaviours issue, we are conducting a Workplace Harassment Survey to help us understand the extent of the problem and help shape and refine our response.
22 October 2020
Flu 2020
Flu Vaccinations now available for home workers
After initially prioritising front line staff, all staff, including those working from home, are now able to attend a flu clinic for their vaccine.
21 October 2020
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Clinical Quality Matters - Autumn 2020 edition
The latest edition of Clinical Quality Matters looks at the safe non-conveyance of patients and some of the issues around this subject.
21 October 2020
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Are you interested in a clinical academic career?
Find out more about an opportunity for Masters to PhD Bridging Awards (MaPBA) in 2019/20 for graduate NHS non-medical clinicians.
21 October 2020
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Data Quality – clock change 25th October
The clocks go back this Sunday morning (25th October). The Data Quality team now manages the amendment of any resource status time errors caused.
21 October 2020
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A message from Mrunal Sisodia
A message from Non-Executive Director Mrunal Sisodia during Freedom To Speak Up Month.
21 October 2020
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Funding for attending conferences and training
The Council for Allied Health Professions Research has made money available to help with the costs of attending conferences and training.
20 October 2020
Think Before You Ink
Think before you link
There have been a number of incidents recently where people have been offered bogus job opportunities through LinkedIn.
20 October 2020
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Additional Executive briefing sessions
A further two virtual executive briefing sessions have been scheduled for this week. They offer a chance for members of the Exec to brief you on the implication of the announcement regarding special measures.
20 October 2020
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Research Skills Course
An online ‘Research Skills for Clinicians’ course for health professionals not yet research active but interested in research skills has been created.
19 October 2020
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Trust placed into special measures
The Care Quality Commission recommended in their recent report that the Trust be placed into special measures. The recommendation has been accepted and the Trust has been placed into special measures.
19 October 2020
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Virtual World Menopause Day Event
To celebrate World Menopause Day (18th October), a free-to-access virtual learning event has be organised.
16 October 2020
Flu 2020
Flu 2020 – Meet the vaccinators
Today we would like to introduce you to two of your vaccinator colleagues.
15 October 2020
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Medical Director to speak at COVID-19 webinar
Our Trust’s Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive will share his views on the first responder’s perspective of COVID-19 at an online webinar organised by the Royal Society of Medicine.
15 October 2020
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Are you eligible for your long service award?
The Stars of EEAST awards will be going ahead this year, but in a different format taking into account COVID restrictions.
15 October 2020
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Have your say on our new Intranet!
Please fill in our online form by 31st October to have your say on our new intranet.
15 October 2020
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ePCR newsletter launched
All the latest news about the ePCR update programme can be found in the inaugural Change is Good newsletter.
15 October 2020
Get your free flu jab
Dates for your diary - Flu clinics
Next weeks flu clinics. Also see how your sector is doing this flu season.
15 October 2020
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Volunteer response car making a difference for Cambridgeshire patients
CFRs in central Cambridgeshire are trialling the use of a new marked car and patients are already seeing the benefits.
15 October 2020
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IT review of unused accounts
In recent months IT have been tidying up systems with regards to staff we have not been made aware of who have left the Trust.
15 October 2020
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Black History Month 2020 - Black Lives Matter
Tanoh Asamoah-Danso, Vice Chair of the EEAST BME Network shares his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement for Black History Month.
14 October 2020
Patient Safety
Patient Safety Update: loose items during intubation and airway management
The NHS has recently released a National Patient Safety Alert regarding foreign body aspiration during intubation and airway management.
14 October 2020
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Opportunity to upgrade qualifications
There are now fully-funded opportunities for HCPC registered paramedics to upgrade their DipHE or CertHE qualifications to bachelor degrees.
14 October 2020
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Removal of ETI from Paramedic scope – follow up
This clinical update from Chris Martin provides further information on the decision to remove ETI from the Paramedic Scope of Practice.
13 October 2020
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Introducing the Programme Management Office (PMO)
Our team works with colleagues across the Trust to lead and support the management and implementation of several themes of work.
13 October 2020
Take 5 to prepare
Take 5: Specialist Operational Response Team (SORT)
The 'Take 5 to Prepare' briefing note for October is here and is all about the Specialist Operational Response Team (SORT).
13 October 2020
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Attending frequent callers
When attending a known regular caller who is subsequently left at home it is very important that the attending clinician(s) report information back to ECAT.
13 October 2020
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A message from Wendy Thomas this FTSU month
Wendy Thomas, Non-Executive Director talks about Freedom to Speak Up.
13 October 2020
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Additional Executive briefing sessions this week
Four further briefings have been arranged for this week where the Exec will talk through the CQC report and progress being made to address the issues it highlights.
12 October 2020
Rostering
Updates from the Rostering Services Team
Find out what has been going on within the Rostering Team
12 October 2020
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Latest Freedom To Speak Up sessions now available
This week, Janice, your Freedom To Speak Up Guardian, will be running drop in sessions at Longwater Ambulance station in Norwich.
12 October 2020
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Queen’s award for long-serving clinician
Paul Henry, our Deputy Director of Operations Support, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM).
12 October 2020
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EEAST Mental Health Team
This Saturday, the 10th October, is World Mental Health Day. We spoke to EEAST’s Mental Health Team to find out more about the work that they do.
09 October 2020
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Our latest Quality Account published
Our latest Quality Account has now been published and contains a wealth of information on the care delivered during 2019/20 against our priorities.
09 October 2020
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Manager’s Passport Training modules
The Manager’s Passport Training modules, are due to be rolled out as part of the new Managers First 90 days Programme.
09 October 2020
Get your free flu jab
Dates for your diary - Flu clinics
Find out where you can get your flu jab this week.
08 October 2020
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Norfolk CFR awarded ‘Wellbeing Champion of the Year’!
John Hodgson has won the South Norfolk Community Awards, ‘Wellbeing Champion of the Year.’
08 October 2020
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COVID-19: Annual Leave ‘Buy Back’
The Trust has made the decision to extend the current annual leave ‘Buy-Back’ scheme to 31st December 2020.
08 October 2020
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ePCR live Q&A - Coming soon
Everything you want to know about ePCR (and iPads) but haven’t had a chance to ask!
08 October 2020
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Additional Executive staff briefing sessions
Following on from our briefings last week we have arranged three further sessions where members of the Exec will talk through the CQC report.
07 October 2020
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New guidance: Wearing masks in an ambulance
Please read the following new guidance on wearing masks in the ambulance workplace.
07 October 2020
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Freedom To Speak Up sessions for this week
During October, as part of Freedom To Speak Up month, we will be advertising both drop-in sessions and bookable appointments with the Trust’s FTSU Guardian, Janice Scott.
07 October 2020
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A message from your Freedom To Speak Up Guardian
Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, Janice Scott, introduces Freedom to Speak Up month.
07 October 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Free wellbeing sessions for the winter months
Spectrum.Life, our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider supplied by KaysMedical, is running a series of short wellbeing sessions all at no cost to EEAST staff during the winter months.
06 October 2020
Get your free flu jab
I’m working from home, where can I get my flu jab?
Everyone is entitled to a free flu jab. If you’re currently working from home, you will be able to have your jab at your nearest clinic.
06 October 2020
NHS Staff Survey 2019
The 2020 NHS National Staff Survey is now open!
You will soon receive an email from Picker which will contain a unique link to the survey. The survey is easy to complete and should take you around 15 minutes.
05 October 2020
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DATIX Connectivity Issue
Our DATIX hosted provider is currently experiencing a problem with the server
05 October 2020
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Creating an Inclusive Culture in Health and Social Care webinar invite
The NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG is hosting a webinar on creating an inclusive and supportive work environment for BAME staff.
05 October 2020
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Free CPD - Good Care to People Living with HIV
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a simple once-a-day tablet which has been shown to significantly reduce rates of HIV infections, is now available on the NHS.
05 October 2020
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Beware wages scam
The Trust are making staff aware of a recent scam that has targeted members of NHS Trusts and their wages.
03 October 2020
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Electronic Staff Record Update
From the 5th October, ESR are launching their new ESR Hub. The ESR Hub is the same URL as the old ESR Portal – my.esr.nhs.uk
02 October 2020
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Spot the Signs - suicide awareness training
The final three courses of the year still have availability. The online training is open to all EEAST staff and volunteers.
02 October 2020
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College of Paramedics’ Virtual National Research Conference
The College of Paramedics invites members and their colleagues to offer a paper for presentation at their National Annual Research Conference in November.
02 October 2020
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Get the #JabDone
Time to get the #JabDone and take care of others by taking care of yourself.
02 October 2020
Get your free flu jab
Dates for your diary - Flu clinics
Find out where you can get your flu jab this week.
01 October 2020
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Black History Month
October see’s the return of Black History Month, and this year more than ever, it is important to take this time to learn more about and celebrate the achievements of black men and women in the UK.
01 October 2020
GP Connect: giving information from GP’s patient records to EEAST crews
GP Connect - new update released
A system update to fix an issue preventing some clinicians from accessing GP Connect has been released.
01 October 2020
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The Digital Projects & Programmes Team
Our series of articles introducing the work of Informatics continues with a look at the Digital Projects & Programmes Team.
01 October 2020
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Vote for our Volunteer!
Steve Houston, A CFR based in Brightlinsea, has been nominated for ‘The Daily Gazette’s Volunteer of the Year 2020’.
01 October 2020
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How was your research experience?
Following recent successful participation in three national research studies, the Research team is asking staff involved to complete the Participant Research Survey
01 October 2020