News archive from December 2017
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Move to REAP level 4 - extreme pressure
The Trust has moved to the highest REAP level because of NHS pressures.
31 December 2017
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Public say thank you to our staff
Members of the public have been sharing how grateful they are to EEAST staff over this incredibly busy festive period.
29 December 2017
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Our busiest ever Christmas
Thank you to all our staff and volunteers who worked over the Christmas period.
27 December 2017
Reminder to crews to check DNACPR forms
Clinical staff are reminded to check that DNACPR forms are filled in correctly when treating end of life patients.
26 December 2017
Robert Morton, CEO
Christmas Message from Robert Morton
In his annual Christmas message, Chief Executive Officer Robert Morton would like to thank staff across the Trust who will be working over the festive period.
24 December 2017
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Staff Present at Hospice conference
Ambulance staff presenting at a national conference have highlighted how Trust staff can make a difference to end of life care.
23 December 2017
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New recognition agreement with UNISON
We are pleased to confirm that following extensive partnership work supported by ACAS, UNISON and the Trust have agreed a new trade union recognition agreement.
21 December 2017
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Become a flu fighter this festive season
You can protect yourself, your family and colleagues by attending a flu vaccination drop-in on Friday 22nd December.
21 December 2017
Blue Light Symphony Orchestra with Alfie Boe and Michael Ball.
Anne-Marie hits the right notes
From blues and twos to musical tunes, Hertfordshire student paramedic Anne-Marie Hemmings hit the right notes this week.
21 December 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 21st December
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
21 December 2017
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Putting our people and patients first: this week's leadership message from Sarah Boulton, Trust Chair
As winter really kicks in and we see rising levels of calls, patients and responses for our care and support in the run up to Christmas, we understand how much pressure you are all under to keep patients safe and satisfied.
21 December 2017
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VIDEO: Staff workshop generates discussion to improve late finishes
A group of staff have led a discussion to help generate ideas about solving late finishes.
21 December 2017
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Digital safeguarding to keep children and young people safe
With many children looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games for Christmas, it is an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety tips to help parents/ carers make safer choices and support their children online.
21 December 2017
RTC exercise near Norwich.
Exercise highlights dangers of drink driving
Norfolk-based staff took part in a car crash demonstration this week to highlight to the public the potentially devastating consequences of drink driving.
19 December 2017
The NARS team at Stars of Norfolk and Waveney.
Award for NARS volunteers
Success for NARS at Stars of Norfolk and Waveney.
19 December 2017
Chelmsford EOC
Roles for new Service Delivery Support Hub
A Service Delivery Support Hub is being developed to help keep ambulances available and support staff towards the end of shift following an out-of-service trial.
18 December 2017
ESR offline from 27th December for upgrade
The ESR system will be unavailable to those with access from 27th December until the 2nd January, 2018
18 December 2017
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Interested in sharing your experiences of pre-hospital resuscitation?
The University of Wolverhampton wants to further pre-hospital cardiac arrest care by asking UK paramedics to share their experiences of the phenomenon known as CPR induced consciousness.
17 December 2017
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Independent prescribing by paramedics to be recommended for implementation
This week the College of Paramedics proudly announced the great news that the Commission on Human Medicines has supported the case for independent prescribing by paramedics
16 December 2017
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UPDATE- Enhanced overtime rates over Festive period - Operations
Following a review our busiest night of the year staffing and demand predictions, both EOC and Front line capacity for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have improved and need further improvement.
15 December 2017
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Christmas Thank You's from our Patients
Something to warm your hearts this Christmas!
15 December 2017
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24 Hours in EoE is back
A unique insight into EEAST on one of the most challenging days of the year is being played out on social media users for a third year running.
14 December 2017
Jeremy Kyle at Luton Ambulance Station.
Jeremy Kyle backs Don't Choose to Abuse campaign
A television presenter, known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed Don't Choose to Abuse campaign.
14 December 2017
Nicola Turner Kerry Summers and Helen Williams with the stork award.
First stork badge awarded in EOC
Congratulations to senior call handler Kerry Summers who is the first recipient of the Trust’s stork badge.
14 December 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 14th December
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
14 December 2017
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Sign up for clinical governance day
Book your place on the Christmas clinical governance day.
14 December 2017
Robert Morton, CEO
Getting to good and beyond: this week’s leadership message comes from Robert Morton
When a time of crisis comes, we all do whatever we can to put patients first – and the weekend just gone was no exception.
14 December 2017
Waveney DLO Mark Little
Don't Choose to Abuse - Mark's story
Mark's attacker was sentenced to a suspended prison term and ordered to do community service.
12 December 2017
PSIT goes live
Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the region to minimise patient wait and maximise the availability of ambulances.
12 December 2017
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Thanks to staff following snow spate
Teams in green and volunteers across the region are being thanked for their extensive efforts during spate snow conditions.
11 December 2017
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Clinical update: Clinical guidance for the use of intramuscular Hydrocortisone
Click here to see the update regarding the use of intramuscular Hydrocortisone
11 December 2017
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Internal Major Incident Declared
The Trust has of 3.05pm (10th December) declared an internal major incident as the region continues to be impacted by adverse weather.
10 December 2017
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Take part in new workforce race equality standard (wres) workshop
The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) enables employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds to have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.
09 December 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 7th December
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
08 December 2017
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Late finishes and handover delays: an update from Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery
This week's leadership message comes from Kevin Brown.
07 December 2017
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Protect yourself. Protect your patients. Have a flu vaccination
A letter from NHS chiefs about flu.
07 December 2017
winners of the HCSA award
National award for procurement partnership
An award-winning project between the ambulance service and two hospitals in the East is set to be rolled out across the whole of the NHS.
07 December 2017
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Police and Crime Act 2017 - important changes
The following changes to law come in to effect on Monday (11th December) and the overarching legislation has been titled the Police and Crime Bill 2017.
06 December 2017
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Update: UNISON partnership review
Following a partnership review meeting, a joint statement has been issued by the Trust and UNISON...
06 December 2017
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Red bag initiative goes live at Norfolk care homes
Fourteen care homes have joined a new initiative to improve the speed and quality of transfers of care when residents need to go to hospital.
05 December 2017
Ian Watkins
Don't Choose to Abuse - Ian's story
Chelmsford-based EMT Ian Watkins shares his story.
04 December 2017
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'Significantly improved NHS stroke care', new study finds
An independent study commissioned by NHS England that patients are getting much quicker access to the vital tests and treatment they need when they have a stroke, greatly improving their chances of recovery.
04 December 2017
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The Real Living Wage
The Trust has once again committed to pay the Real Living Wage which has increased to 8.75 as from 6th November 2017.
03 December 2017
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VIDEO – your questions answered
Lots of staff have submitted questions about late finishes, jackets and what the situation is with UNISON. We’ve made a video to try and summarise these points for you.
01 December 2017
World Aids Day 2017
World Aids Day
Today is World Aids Day.
01 December 2017