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News archive from October 2021
GRS Timesheets
Volunteer for Overtime using GRSWeb
We are rolling out the functionality on GRSWeb. This allows you to see the shifts available for overtime in your locality and volunteer to work these shifts.
31 October 2021
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Clocks go back: how this affects your shift
British Summer Time ends Sunday morning. This update explains how this can affect your shift.
30 October 2021
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Critical Care Desk explained
The Critical Care Desk, based in the Tactical Operations Centre (TOC) in Chelmsford, is routinely staffed by a HEMS Paramedic 24/7 and a Critical Care Desk Dispatcher.
30 October 2021
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Clocks change this weekend
This Sunday morning (31st October) the clocks go back an hour as British Summer Time (BST) ends.
29 October 2021
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Take 5 to Prepare - Railway Incidents
The 'Take 5 to Prepare' briefing note for October is here and is designed to be a helpful aide memoire when working on or near the railway network.
29 October 2021
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Ventilation of premises and vehicles during COVID-19 (non-clinical process)
Good ventilation has proved a vital component in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and the Trust is providing some updated guidance
29 October 2021
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Update: apprentices transfer to new provider
EEAST has been working closely with our new main education provider for apprenticeship programmes, MediPro, to transfer apprentices.
29 October 2021
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Culture Update - October
Each month, we have been producing an update on what we are doing to change the culture at EEAST.
29 October 2021
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End of shift processes: IX trial
The End of Shift trial will enter its 4th and final phase on 8 November.
28 October 2021
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Black History Month – What is the EEAST BME network?
Throughout Black History Month you will have heard of the BME Network, but what actually is it?
28 October 2021
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Benches to be distributed across EEAST
The benches are part of a number of projects supported by EEAST Charity and funded by NHS Charities Together.
28 October 2021
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Help needed with completing survey for colleague's MSc
Simon Nunn is currently working within the Trust as an Advanced Paramedic (Urgent care) (APU) and would be grateful for five minutes of your time to complete a survey for his MSc.
28 October 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 21st October 2021
Catch up on the We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A, featuring Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey and Director of Workforce Bob Champion.
27 October 2021
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Advanced Clinical Practice Top-Ups
Expressions of interest are now being sought from Paramedics wishing to top up their existing level 7 credits to a full advanced clinical practice Masters qualification.
27 October 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A, with CEO Tom Abell and Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Improvement, Juliet Beal, will be held on Thursday afternoon.
27 October 2021
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October Safety Matters newsletter now available
This edition introduces you to Adam Mack, our new Health, Safety and Security Specialist and gives advice on cohorting.
27 October 2021
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AfC payments during annual leave Q&A
Bob Champion, Director of Workforce, answered your questions regarding the Afc payments during annual leave (previously known as ‘Flowers payments’).
26 October 2021
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Developing a Clinical Supervision Network
More information on our updated Clinical Supervision Policy and the Clinical Supervision Network that is currently being developed.
26 October 2021
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Changes to Protocol 36
With effect from 26 October 2021, EMDs are to triage 999 calls using the most appropriate chief complaint for the patient’s condition from Protocols 1 – 34.
26 October 2021
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NHS Pension Contributions
Staff are reminded that arrears of pension contributions have been deducted from the October 2021 payroll.
25 October 2021
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Black History Month – A message from the BME network
To mark Black History Month, the Chair of EEAST’s BME network, Tanoh Asamoah-Danso, has put together a message for staff.
25 October 2021
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EEAST awarded highest honour by Basildon Council
EEAST has been awarded Freedom of Entry to the Borough by Basildon Council
25 October 2021
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Black History Month: Interview with Apprentice EMT Robyn Simms
To celebrate Black History Month 2021, and its theme Proud to Be, Apprentice EMT Robyn Simms tells us about what its like working for EEAST.
22 October 2021
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MP opens Stevenage PTS station
A new patient transport service (PTS) station in Stevenage was officially opened last week by the local MP, Stephen McPartland.
22 October 2021
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LAMP testing available in Norfolk
A way to make sure you are protecting yourself and your patients as Covid-19 cases rise across the country is to regularly take asymptomatic tests.
21 October 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
The week's We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A will take place on Thursday afternoon.
20 October 2021
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Updating your Directory details
In such a big organisation, our Staff Directory is a useful tool for finding contact details of colleagues within the Trust.
20 October 2021
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Overtime incentives to assist with pressure in October half-term
Overtime incentives have been agreed for staff taking up key overtime shifts at identified pressure periods
20 October 2021
We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 14th October
You can now catch up with the latest We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A featuring Tom Abell (CEO) and Juliet Beal (Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Improvement).
18 October 2021
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International Control Room Week 2021
International Control Room Week is just a small way to show support and highlight the great work you all do – it’s a week dedicated to you.
18 October 2021
Cambridgeshire GoodSAM
Police sign-up to scheme to assist cardiac arrest patients in Cambridgeshire
The pilot group of officers will be notified of time critical incidents in their vicinity as GoodSAM responders and able to assist before EEAST arrive on scene.
18 October 2021
Daira Jakobsone meets EEAST staff who helped save her life
Young mum thanks EEAST staff for saving her life after cardiac arrest
A month to the day after suffering a cardiac arrest, 25-year-old patient Daira Jakobsone was able to meet her lifesavers at Kempston ambulance station.
18 October 2021
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EEAST Menopause Guidance
The Trust would like to launch the publication of the Menopause Guidance today coinciding with World Menopause Day (18th October 2021).
18 October 2021
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CEO tribute to Sir David Amess
Tom Abell pays tribute to Sir David Amess
15 October 2021
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Help celebrate Black History Month on Teams
A background graphic is available for those wishing to use it to celebrate Black History month when attending online meetings on Teams.
15 October 2021
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Updated Event Link: AWE Menopause Awareness Event
Due to some technical issues a new event link has been set up for Monday's Menopause Awareness event.
15 October 2021
Several devices have been identified as needing urgent iOS or Siren Nova app
Urgent iPad iOS & Siren Nova Updates
We have identified several devices that need urgent iOS or Siren Nova app updates before 25 October.
15 October 2021
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Homelessness and Palliative Care Masterclass
Keech Hospice will be holding their next masterclass on the 11th November. This will address the complexities of homelessness and palliative care.
15 October 2021
Freedom to Speak Up
October is Freedom to Speak Up month
October is Freedom to Speak Up month and this year we are focussing on some of the major developments and the ethos and principles of Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) at EEAST.
14 October 2021
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UPDATE: AfC overtime payments during annual leave settlement
In the September pay run many staff received the 2019/20 and 2020/21 back pay that they were entitled to from the national holiday pay overtime agreement.
14 October 2021
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AHPs Day
Today we are celebrating the 4th annual Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Day.
14 October 2021
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New telephone system goes live
The Trust’s single point of contact (SPOC) and patient transport service (PTS) control rooms have now successfully transferred to the new Avaya telephone system.
13 October 2021
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Teamwork at its best
In a big organisation it’s often difficult to understand what every team does.
13 October 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A, led by CEO Tom Abell and Interim Director of Nursing Juliet Beal, will be held on Thursday afternoon.
13 October 2021
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There’s still time to nominate a colleague for a Stars of EEAST Award
Nominations for this year’s Stars of EEAST special recognition awards close on Sunday.
13 October 2021
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Donation to spruce up station’s wellbeing area
Thank you to Dobbies Garden Centre for the kind gesture of giving EEAST a £300 budget for the wellbeing area at Peterborough Ambulance Station.
12 October 2021
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Introducing MetaCompliance
Information Governance, Data Protection, Information Security, Cyber Security. The words are familiar and are becoming part of our everyday life.
12 October 2021
We Are EEAST - Thursday 7th October 2021
You can catch up on our latest We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A, led by Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey, right here.
11 October 2021
Boost your immunity this winter
Flu and Covid-19 booster jabs are now available
Flu and Covid-19 booster jabs are now available for all staff and registered volunteers.
11 October 2021
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BBC to screen lorry deaths documentary
BBC2 will be screening a documentary about the 2019 Essex Lorry Tragedy this week.
11 October 2021
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Thank you pin badge
Over 8,000 ‘thank you’ badges have now been distributed.
11 October 2021
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New research training module
A new free research e-learning module, Fundamentals of Clinical Research Delivery in the Ambulance Setting, is being piloted by EEAST.
10 October 2021
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Learning from Children’s Deaths
The Suffolk Child Death Review Team would like to invite you to their second ‘Learning from Children’s Deaths’ sessions.
09 October 2021
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New Early Intervention Conversations Managers Passport Training
New dates have been released for Manager’s Passport Training module Early Intervention Conversations (Addressing staff concerns and conflict).
09 October 2021
World Mental Health Day - Fatigue, know the signs
Fatigue: Know the signs
Managing fatigue is important for all workers but it’s especially so in the emergency services.
08 October 2021
Stronger than you Think
Stronger than you Think
Stronger than you Think is a personalised programme which provides resources and support in order to build personal resilience.
08 October 2021
Wellbeing and mental health hubs
Your wellbeing support
Taking care of your health and wellbeing remains as important as ever, but it’s not always easy to prioritise yourself.
08 October 2021
World Mental Health Day 2021
It's all about you
World mental Health Day is on 10th October, and this year 'it's all about you.'
08 October 2021
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Black History Month 2021
This October see’s the return of Black History Month, which this year has the theme of Proud to Be.
08 October 2021
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The CQC Booklet is now available
We have published a guide for staff on how to prepare for the CQC.
07 October 2021
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Opportunity for student Paramedics
The college of paramedics have opportunities for student champions or AHP mentors to join the AHP social prescribing champion scheme.
07 October 2021
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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021
Baby Loss Awareness Week begins on Saturday (9 October) and this year focuses on the theme of wellbeing and what that means for people touched by pregnancy loss.
07 October 2021
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Duty of Candour Essentials – Last Few Places Remaining
There are still a few spaces remaining for the Duty of Candour short course which will be held on the 12th October 2021.
06 October 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing, which will be led by our Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey, will be held on Thursday afternoon.
06 October 2021
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ePCR goes live in Herts and west Essex
Hertfordshire and West Essex was the last region in the Trust to go live with Siren Nova iOS ePCR on Tuesday (5 October), completing the roll out that started in March 2021.
06 October 2021
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Race for Care 2021 Conference
The National Ambulance BME Forum, invites all NHS Ambulance colleagues to join their virtual conference
05 October 2021
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Join us for a Newborn Thermal Management Masterclass
Following on from the success of our last Maternity Masterclass, we will be hosting a, 'Newborn Thermal Management Masterclass' on the 21st October.
05 October 2021
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The 2021 National Staff Survey is now open
You should have received an email from Picker which will contain a unique link to the survey.
05 October 2021
We Are EEAST - Thursday 30th September
You can catch up on our latest We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A, led by Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey, right here.
04 October 2021
National Staff Survey. We each have a voice that counts.
National Staff Survey 2021
Tom Abell, CEO, asks you to spare a few minutes to complete the national NHS staff survey, to share your views about your job and our Trust.
04 October 2021
Cuddle Pocket
Cuddle pockets rolled out further and updated information
We have worked with our private ambulance service (PAS) colleagues to roll out cuddle pockets to their frontline vehicles.
04 October 2021
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Stars of EEAST Awards 2021 - nominations now open!
Nominations are now open for this year’s Stars of EEAST special recognition awards taking place online in November.
01 October 2021