News archive from December 2019
Sharps Box
Changes to portable sharps container
Following an evaluation of the sharps container carried in the responder bag, the Product Alignment Group has recommended a change of product.
28 December 2019
Trauma Exercise
Multi-agencies take part in trauma exercise
On Tuesday 19th November a multi-agency training exercise was held at Lowestoft South Fire and Rescue Station, featuring EEAST staff and Fire and Rescue crews.
27 December 2019
Clinical Instruction
Pre-filled syringes — NOT for drawing up morphine
It has been highlighted that there may be instances where crews are using the pre-filled syringes to draw up Morphine. Under no circumstances should a Posiflush be used to draw up or any drug that require dilution.
25 December 2019
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Vigilance urged as criminal gang targets NHS properties
Staff are reminded that a criminal gang that includes NHS properties in its targets is operating in Norfolk and Suffolk areas.
24 December 2019
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Hyperglycaemic Emergencies Survey results
The EEAST Research Hyperglycaemic Emergencies survey was developed to understand staff knowledge and experiences of hyperglycaemic emergency care.
24 December 2019
Darren Jenson
Sponsored sleep-out raises nearly £4,000
Kind-hearted colleagues have raised nearly £4,000 for Basildon’s homeless community.
23 December 2019
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End of Life Research Study - reminder
A reminder that there is still time to take part in a national survey of paramedic knowledge and experience of patients who may be in the last year of their life.
23 December 2019
Movember East Herts Team
East Herts team raise money for Movember charity
Our East Herts team have raised an incredible £1,181 this Movember to help change the face of men’s health.
21 December 2019
Carl Smith
Carl achieves Advanced Paramedic status
Our charity partner, Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service (NARS) proudly announced this week that our very own Carl Smith qualified as an Advanced Paramedic.
21 December 2019
eVoucher email
Have you claimed your flu voucher yet?
At the tail end of what has been such a successful flu campaign this year we have so far issued 4,278 reward vouchers.
20 December 2019
SORT Training
SORT refresher training course dates for 2020
Dates for SORT refresher training for 2020.
20 December 2019
Flu campaign 2019
Public Health England urges people to act fast to avoid festive flu
England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period.
19 December 2019
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Upgrade of MiDoS to V2
EEAST has this week successfully upgraded to version two of the MiDoS system.
19 December 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
The next set of Go Live Dates will take place during January 2020.
19 December 2019
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10:10 posters being rolled out across Trust
Over the next week you will begin to see EEAST's new 10:10 posters rolled out. These have been designed with a focus on improving clinical outcomes for our time-critical patients.
19 December 2019
SORT Training opportunities in 2020!
Interested in SORT training opportunities? Course dates for 2020 are now available.
19 December 2019
Review of DBS checks
As part of routine audits, a number of employees have been identified, where we cannot find evidence of a complete DBS record. We will be contacting them to check their certificates and update our records shortly.
18 December 2019
Stephen Bromhall
Stephen Bromhall joins as Chief Information Officer
Stephen Bromhall has joined EEAST as the Chief Information Officer.
16 December 2019
Pexels: Claspsed hands
Young carers: How can we help as professionals
Young carers play a very important role supporting members of their family who may need them to help them in some way physically and/or emotionally.
16 December 2019
Christmas cheer!
15 December 2019
GoodSAM takes the next step
The next stage of the GoodSAM project at EEAST has now gone live!
13 December 2019
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Dorothy appointed as permanent Chief Executive
We are delighted to announce that following an external recruitment process, Dorothy Hosein has been appointed as the permanent Chief Executive of EEAST.
13 December 2019
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Updates to winter overtime incentive
The attendance restriction has been reviewed.
12 December 2019
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New standard load list (SLL) rolled out
A new standard load list (SLL) is being introduced.
12 December 2019
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Focus on Subject Access Requests
Under Data Protection legislation, data subjects have the right to access their personal data and supplementary information.
12 December 2019
CFR training   Sophie and Carl
Commercial and CFR Training department gain Direct Claim Status
The Commercial and CFR Training team have been awarded Level 0 – Direct Claim Status (DCS) by key awarding body partner FutureQuals.
11 December 2019
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‘Air and share’ your experiences: Further dates for Bedfordshire
Further dates added for colleagues in Bedfordshire
11 December 2019
Stuart Purvis, Bryony Shipsey, Mark and Sue Purvis, John Chapman, Glenn Pell and Chris Purvis
Norfolk cardiac arrest survivor reunited with her life-savers
Sue Purvis from Norfolk was given the opportunity to be reunited with the team that saved her life.
11 December 2019
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Air and share your experiences online form
If you're unable to attend a local 'Air and Share' event and would like to share your experiences, you can now complete an online form.
10 December 2019
EEAST Research Menopause Survey Results
The recent Trust menopause survey was developed to understand menopausal symptoms and their impact for EEAST female staff.
10 December 2019
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Quality Improvement Café dates for 2020
Dates for next year's QI cafes are now available.
10 December 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
The next set of go-live dates and trust relief policy.
10 December 2019
Dragons Den NTK2
Managers pitch ideas in the Dragons Den
Managers across the Trust pitched ideas for improvements to the Executive team in a Dragons Den style event.
09 December 2019
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UK Threat Level and how to stay safe
The UK Threat Level was reduced on 4 November 2019 from Severe to Substantial. While this is good news, it is important to understand that “substantial” still indicates an attack is likely within the UK.
09 December 2019
Ferno Pegasus stretcher
Reporting Medical Device Faults
All members of staff involved in using, handling or checking are reminded of the correct procedures for reporting faults on medical devices.
09 December 2019
Norfolk healthcare to adopt ReSPECT process
In March 2020, healthcare services across Norfolk will adopt the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process.
09 December 2019
Left to right: Alan Jaye (Norfolk Fire Service), Tim Jones (Advanced paramedic), Simon Cross (Senior paramedic), Alan Wishart, Paul Wishart, Kate Nicholls (Senior EMT) and Mrs Avril Wishart.
Norfolk man meets the emergency crews who helped save his life
“I will be able to have drink and celebrate with my family at Christmas thanks to these people – thank you all for what you did”
09 December 2019
Carly Brinkleys
Help Carly make wishes come true
Carly Brinkley is taking part in an ultra-challenge to raise funds for the Make A Wish charity.
08 December 2019
November PEd of the month announced
Congratulations to Nick Hill who is our Practice Educator of the Month for November!
08 December 2019
John Hargreaves (Paramedic), Katie Ixer, Annie Clements, Charlie Clapham, Lesley Hall (Paramedic)
Twiddlemuff mania continues in Cambridgeshire
A team of volunteers from the Somersham & Pidley Time Bank have been busy knitting Twiddlemuffs for EEAST.
07 December 2019
iPhone in a hand
STRETCHED Frequent Caller Research Study Opens in EEAST
STRETCHED is a trial which is examining the impact of strategies to manage use of the 999 emergency ambulance service by frequent callers.
07 December 2019
Ambulance side shot
Unsolicited calls regarding accidents
There has been a national increase of third-party motor claims organisations contacting ambulance crews regarding accidents they may have had.
06 December 2019
Telephone bomb alerts
Changes to safeguarding and social care referrals
SPOC question sets for referring patients for safeguarding and social care will be changing soon.
06 December 2019
Neil Williamson and Deborah Wade show Dorothy Hosein, CEO, one of the new Fiat ambulances.
Update on new Fiat fleet vehicles
Since the summer 50 Fiat ambulances have been issued to 11 stations across the region.
06 December 2019
BME network members
BME Network celebrates Diversity Week
To round off Diversity Week, we hear more about our very own BME Network; its background, its aims and future plans.
05 December 2019
Matthew Brown (technician), Anita O’Sullivan (technician), Christina and Gareth Davies, Lester Burdiss (leading operations manager) and Hannah Leavold (newly qualified paramedic)
Patient’s thanks for life-saving response
A keen golfer whose heart stopped after she suffered a serious cardiac arrest has issued a heartfelt message of thanks to EEAST crews.
05 December 2019
Tim Thirst and Trustees of the North Walsham Community Shop
New Equipment for First Responders to help falls patients
Visitors to the Community Contact Drop-In Point in Norfolk were able to see a demonstration of the latest falls equipment used by first responders.
05 December 2019
Police and EEAST
Talks with police leaders on delivering better emergency call responses
EEAST and Police Leaders from across the region came together recently to discuss how best to deliver better responses to emergency calls.
04 December 2019
Quote from Pete from Welsh Ambulance Service
Thinking about not having the flu jab?
Have a listen to Pete from the Welsh Ambulance Service and his story on his decision not to have the flu jab and how that cost him and his family.
04 December 2019
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'We're committed to supporting Christians in the service'
To celebrate Diversity Week at the Trust, Christian Ambulance Association talk about the support they offer and of course Christmas!
04 December 2019
Executive Bulletin
Caring for patients over winter
Our forecasting and planning tells us that we need to increase the level of capacity to meet demand over the winter and festive period. To support this need we will be offering additional payments for overtime shifts on various dates.
04 December 2019
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‘Air and share’ your experiences of working for EEAST with our exec directors
Members of the Executive Team are keen to hear about your experiences of working for EEAST.
04 December 2019
Matthew Molloy, Supplies Inventory Assistant
My Journey with Epilepsy and Employment
Matthew Molloy, Supplies Inventory Assistant shares his journey with epilepsy and employment as part of the EEAST Disability Network.
03 December 2019
Adrian Burke in the Bedford Ambulance Operations Centre (AOC)
Adrian Burke in the Bedford Ambulance Operations Centre (AOC)
“It’s great to help people at a difficult time in their lives”
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To help mark the day, we caught up with Bedford Call Handler, Adrian Burke.
03 December 2019
I've had my flu jab
We're top of the leaderboard
The national figures have been published by Public Health England (PHE) following the first round of national reporting.
03 December 2019
EEAST Disability Support Network logo
EEAST Disability Support Network logo
In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities we are proud to launch the EEAST Disability Support Network Logo.
03 December 2019
Management changes at Suffolk and North Essex
On a year’s secondment, Paul Marshall has now moved over to be the Head of Operations for Suffolk. We welcome Luke Squibb as the Head of Operations at Cambridgeshire.
02 December 2019
Bag pouches
New Drugs Bag Layout and the re-stocking process
We will soon be beginning a region-wide rollout of our new medicines bag layout and restocking process, beginning in Hertfordshire in mid-December.
02 December 2019
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It's Diversity Week at EEAST
With two significant dates in the diary in the space of a few days, EEAST is holding its very own Diversity Week this week, to celebrate its own staff networks!
02 December 2019
World AIDS Day 2019
LGBT Network marks World AIDS Day
Ahead of EEAST's Diversity Week starting tomorrow, the LGBT Network show their support for people living with HIV today on World AIDS Day.
01 December 2019