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News archive from November 2020
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Flu campaign ends on Friday 4th December
We have received guidance today from NHS England that the Flu 2020 campaign will end on Friday 4th December.
30 November 2020
Sam Woods
New Sustainability Strategy launched
My role, as Sustainability Manager, is to ensure that as an organisation we are collectively and proactively taking steps to increase our sustainability credentials whilst minimising our impact on the environment.
30 November 2020
We Are EEAST Briefing - Tom Davis
We Are EEAST Briefing - 26th November
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing on last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
30 November 2020
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Digital Referrals - Have your say
Have your say on a NHS Digital project which is researching digital referrals for mobile workers.
30 November 2020
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Non-Executive Director Engagement Session
Several of our EEAST Non-Executive Directors will be holding their first virtual staff engagement session next week.
27 November 2020
Flu 2020
Flu 2020 prize draw winners announced
The first of the prize draws took place on 18th November, and we are pleased to share the names of some of our winners.
26 November 2020
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Accident repair in Essex
With effect from 1st December 2020 we are pleased to announce a new Accident Repair partnership with Rivus Fleet Solutions.
26 November 2020
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AWE is back!
You are invited to the first meeting of the newly relaunched AWE network.
26 November 2020
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Christmas pay day 2020 reminder
A reminder of the payroll arrangements for Christmas 2020.
26 November 2020
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Ceasing of comments on Need to Know
As of today, we will be ending the staff comment capability on Need to Know.
26 November 2020
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Organisational Resilience – staff mapping for Business Continuity
We need your assistance in undertaking a Trust wide staff mapping process.
26 November 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.
26 November 2020
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Dates for this week’s WeAreEEAST briefings
This week’s We Are EEAST Briefings will take place on Thursday and Friday afternoon.
25 November 2020
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Certificate of thanks to six-year-old composer
EEAST has sent a certificate of thanks to the six-year old composer who created a piece of music for healthcare workers and COVIID-19 victims.
25 November 2020
OPS UPDATE
Extended handover escalation and cohorting
As we go into winter, this update explains how to monitor and escalate concerns and patient deterioration.
25 November 2020
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ReSPECT programme nominated for national award
Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership has been nominated for a national award for the ReSPECT Project.
25 November 2020
Flu 2020
Have you had your flu jab elsewhere?
If you have the vaccine at a location other than within the Trust it is important that you let us know you have been vaccinated so we can update our own records.
25 November 2020
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
News from the IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk will soon be launching their new IT ticketing system.
24 November 2020
LFT Testing
Twice-weekly COVID-19 testing programme
The NHS is beginning a national programme of twice-weekly Lateral Flow COVID-19 tests. EEAST will be participating and will soon be offering testing kits to staff.
24 November 2020
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Quick-thinking Adam helps save a life
An emergency call handler with our Trust has been hailed by colleagues after jumping into a freezing river to rescue a lady who had fallen in.
24 November 2020
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New face mask signage
The Trust is currently putting up new signage on wearing masks which you may see these at various entrances to Trust sites and on vehicles.
24 November 2020
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Senior EMT local payband agreement
We have been working with UNISON to review the existing arrangements and discussions regarding AAPs.
24 November 2020
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We Are EEAST Briefing - 20th November
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing on last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
23 November 2020
OPS UPDATE
Calling Police using the Airwave Radio
In certain situations it may be necessary for crews to directly speak to a Police Office using the Airwave System. This update explains how.
20 November 2020
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Sizewell ‘C’ Nuclear Power Station: briefing to all EEAST staff
An update on work that EEAST has undertaken to ensure our patients and business are protected during the construction of Sizewell 'C'.
20 November 2020
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Adult Safeguarding week - Human Rights
Applying the Human Rights Act to your SPOC referrals.
20 November 2020
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A short presentation on Islam from the Multi-Faith Network
The Trust’s new Multi-Faith Network is keen to support and encourage people of faith. This is the first of a series of presentations.
20 November 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.
19 November 2020
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COVID-19 testing and vaccination programmes – your chance to take part
The Trust will shortly be starting the rollout of two programmes relating to protecting your health and the wellbeing of your colleagues and patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
19 November 2020
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Disability History Month 2020
Disability History Month 2020 will take place in the UK from 18th November until Friday 18th December 2020.
19 November 2020
Manager briefcase
Career Development Opportunities – An Update
Career and skills development is a valued part of EEAST and we are continuously exploring ways to ensure our career options at EEAST are clear and transparent.
19 November 2020
National Staff Survey
Time is running out. Have you completed your NHS staff survey yet?
Tell us what 2020 has been like for you. The staff survey deadline is next Friday, 27th November.
19 November 2020
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Dates for this week’s WeAreEEAST briefings
This week’s We Are EEAST Briefings will take place on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
18 November 2020
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National Safeguarding Week: Domestic abuse advice for crews
As a frontline Ambulance crew, ECAT staff or PTS staff how do you offer support to suspected victims of domestic abuse?
18 November 2020
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Cambridgeshire next for ePCR programme rollout
Cambridgeshire is the next region for the ePCR programme roll-out after the pilot in Bedfordshire. Find out more in the latest newsletter.
18 November 2020
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Intranet Replacement Project Survey Results
We have reviewed all feedback for the intranet replacement project and this will now be used to build the specification for our new intranet.
18 November 2020
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Safety Whilst Travelling Guidance
Guidance on ambulance safety whilst travelling has been re-circulated.
17 November 2020
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PPE guidance for attending road traffic collisions
Guidance has been issued on wearing hi-visibility clothing when attending RTCs involving Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs).
16 November 2020
Fraud
International Fraud Awareness Week
This week is International Fraud Awareness Week. Play your part in helping EEAST fight fraud.
16 November 2020
We Are EEAST Briefing - Tom Davis
WeAreEEAST Briefing - 13th November
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing on Friday, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
16 November 2020
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National Safeguarding Week: Domestic abuse advice for managers
As a manager, how can I spot the signs of someone who is being abused and what can I do?
16 November 2020
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999 EMS Research Forum is back
The annual 999 EMS Research Forum returns online on Tuesday 16th March 2021.
15 November 2020
Clinical Instruction
COVID-19 in travelers returning from Denmark
The latest guidance on the investigation and management of COVID-19 in travelers returning from Denmark.
14 November 2020
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Death in Service Deduction Notification
Following the sad death of our colleague Lee Fox, all death in service scheme members will have a deduction from their November salary
13 November 2020
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Love to Shop Vouchers
A number of love to shop vouchers were unused from the 2018/19 Flu vaccination scheme, so the Trust would like to distribute them.
13 November 2020
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ePCR newsletter - Volume 5
What changes to expect with the new ePCR system. The fifth edition of 'Change is Good' is all about Ipads
13 November 2020
QSIR Curriculum
Further dates added for the QSIR V programme
The Quality & Improvement team are really pleased to announce further dates for the QSIR V programme.
12 November 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.
12 November 2020
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Christmas pay day 2020
It may still seem a while off yet until Christmas (43 days) but this year the Christmas pay date will be Friday 18th December 2020.
12 November 2020
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Today's WeAreEEAST briefing cancelled
The decision has been made to cancel today’s session.
12 November 2020
COVID-19
When to contact your Covid Lead
A guide to when you should contact your Covid Lead
12 November 2020
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Further Virtual Exec Briefings
Following on from Virtual Exec Briefings we ran after the publication of the CQC’s recent report we have decided to continue these briefings on a weekly basis.
12 November 2020
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Diwali celebrations begin tomorrow
Ahead of the first day of Diwali celebrations starting tomorrow, our Trust Multi-Faith and BAME networks have a message for staff and volunteers.
11 November 2020
Vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Plans are under way to provide a national COVID-19 vaccination programme. This is what we know so far.
11 November 2020
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Further Spot the Signs training dates for 2021
The final 10 courses for the 'Spot the Signs' suicide awareness training for this financial year are now available.
11 November 2020
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CLINICAL UPDATE: COVID-19 Mink Considerations
Guidance on the investigation and management of COVID-19 in travellers returning from Denmark and their household contacts.
11 November 2020
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Migrating to "Teams" only for communication and collaboration
With the impending retirement of “Skype for Business” by Microsoft, it is important to move away from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams as our only communication and collaboration tool.
10 November 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Virtual winter wellbeing events
Our EAP, Spectrum-Life, continues its winter season of wellbeing offerings.
10 November 2020
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Forehead-style thermometers to be exchanged for Braun tympanic models
Support Services have successfully procured a large order of the Braun T7 tympanic thermometer.
10 November 2020
Flu 2020
Flu 2020 – Prize draw update
Following feedback from staff who have experienced clinic availability delays, it has been decided that the date for the first prize draw will be Friday 18th November
09 November 2020
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Disability Support Network virtual catch up
EEAST’s Disability Support Network group are having a virtual catch up meeting tomorrow, 10th November.
09 November 2020
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Last chance to share your views on workplace harassment
Today is the final day to share your thoughts and experiences of working here at EEAST by completing the Workplace Harassment Survey.
09 November 2020
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Prima feature for EEAST Paramedic
The December edition of Prima Magazine celebrates the fantastic work of NHS staff. Sally Pattie is celebrated as one of those heroes.
06 November 2020
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Government guidance on Remembrance Sunday
Government latest guidance on Remembrance Sunday activities
06 November 2020
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Springboard Programme
The Springboard Programme is for women who want to take control, become more assertive, increase their confidence and create a more positive attitude in both their work and home lives.
06 November 2020
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Take 5: Refreshed Initial Operational Response (IOR) messaging
This month’s Take 5 article from the Resilience and Specialist Operations Team discusses the refreshed Initial Operational Response (IOR) messaging. Remove, Remove, Remove
06 November 2020
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Funeral arrangements for Lee Fox
The funeral of our dear friend and colleague, Lee Fox, will take place on Thursday 12th November at Seven Hills Crematorium, Ipswich at 15:45hrs.
05 November 2020
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Juliet Beal joins the Trust as Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Improvement
Juliet Beal will be joining EEAST for the next 6 months as Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Improvement.
05 November 2020
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Stars of EEAST awards postponed
Following feedback from staff the decision has been taken to postpone this year’s virtual Stars of EEAST awards.
05 November 2020
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ePCR newsletter
Volume four of the ePCR newsletter
05 November 2020
Learning from incidents
EEAST's Training and Education learner bulletin
Updates and information from Training and Education within EEAST
05 November 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.
05 November 2020
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Community first responders (CFR) named as “Norfolk Heroes”
A group of volunteers who give up their time to support our Trust have been named as heroes for attending emergency calls during lockdown and helping vulnerable people.
04 November 2020
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Covid-19 working and latest government guidance
As you will know, the Government is introducing new national measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus on Thursday 5th November.
04 November 2020
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UK Threat Level Update - National Bulletin
Please see a bulletin received from our Counter Terrorism Security Advisers which has been issued in view of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe.
04 November 2020
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Updated decontamination flowchart
An updated vehicle decontamination flowchat has been produced.
04 November 2020
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Workplace harassment survey – final chance to respond
we are asking all of our staff and volunteers to complete a workplace harassment survey to help us understand the extent of the cultural problems that were identified by the CQC.
03 November 2020
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Working in partnership with Parents/Carers to support Child in Need referrals
Further information on working in partnership with parents/carers and CIN/Family in Crisis referrals
03 November 2020
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Leadership success for paramedic Kieran
A paramedic with our Trust has successfully completed a scholarship with the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA).
02 November 2020
Vaccination & Testing
01 November 2020