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News archive from February 2020
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Update on Standardised Loading Lists
The Trust is aligning the different loading lists across the region, to a single set of Standardised Loading Lists (SLL).
29 February 2020
NHS Digital
GP Connect coming to EEAST
New technology gives life-saving information from GP’s records to ambulance clinicians.
28 February 2020
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Stickers to reward our brave young patients
Paige Barrs, a newly qualified Paramedic in East Suffolk, has created four bravery stickers for our paediatric patients.
28 February 2020
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BBR weekly update
Your BBR weekly update including payroll updates.
27 February 2020
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Calling all EEAST mums
What do your children think you do for a job?
27 February 2020
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Quick-thinking Jamie commended for saving a life
The head chef at a Norfolk hotel has been commended after saving the life of a customer who suffered a cardiac arrest.
27 February 2020
ReSPECT Launch in Norwich
ReSPECT scheme allows patients to express treatment preferences
ReSPECT is an approach to patients thinking about and discussing their future care and treatment preferences, then making and recording their recommendations
27 February 2020
Ops Instruction
Ops Instruction: Responding to a Patient with Suspected COVID-19
Guidance has been produced in order to appropriately manage patient and post-patient care when responding to a patient with suspected COVID-19.
26 February 2020
Ops Instruction
Ops Instruction: 3m Versaflo TR-300+ Respiratory Protective Equipment
Guidance has been created for use of 3m Versaflo TR-300+ Respiratory Protective Equipment for staff who are not FFP3 Fit Tested only - FFP3 is first choice.
26 February 2020
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DATIX – Temporary Connectivity Issues
User of the Datix system may experience some Network Connectivity Issues that may temporarily affect access to the DATIX application this afternoon/evening (February 26th).
26 February 2020
LGBT History Month
Bringing LGBT History Month to a close
This week, Jim Graves, chair of #WeAreEEAST’s LGBT Network, draws the month to a close with his thought for the future.
26 February 2020
GRS Timesheets
GRS will be offline Wednesday 9am - 1pm
The GRS software is being upgraded on today so will be offline from 9am - 1pm.
26 February 2020
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Man sentenced after assaulting two members of staff
Sheraz Akhtar was sentenced at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on 20th February 2020 after assaulting two members of staff.
25 February 2020
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Practice Educator Training
A Practice Educator Update Training and CPD event is being held on two dates in March.
25 February 2020
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
DATIX – Records logged or amended on 20th February 2020
If you submitted a Datix incident or made any amendments to records between 4.45am and 7.30am on February 20th, 2020 your submissions and/or amendments would not have been saved.
25 February 2020
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New staff trauma and abuse research study
The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC) has identified a number of staff accessing their service are disclosing experiences of domestic violence or abuse, adverse childhood experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
24 February 2020
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Let the people speak
Your safeguarding team want to encourage you to talk to those present when you attend calls and save yourself time that would have been spent making a referral.
24 February 2020
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QSIR Practitioner course
We are excited to announce that we will be running more Quality Service and Redesign (QSIR) Practitioner courses.
24 February 2020
Public Board Meeting
Change of venue: March Public Board
The March Public Board meeting venue has changed and will be now held in Bury St Edmunds.
22 February 2020
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Interested in developing a clinical academic career?
Health Education England East of England, supported by National Institute for Health Research Academy (NIHR) are holding a careers event.
22 February 2020
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The College of Paramedics - East of England Clinical Conference
The College of Paramedics East of England Region presents an exciting one day conference offering a mixture of clinical presentations and workshops
21 February 2020
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Using technology to improve the way we work
A briefing packed full of information about how we are using new technology to provide a better service to patients is now available.
21 February 2020
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Quality Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) Fundamentals course
A one day programme aimed at creating a shared understanding of Quality Improvement (QI).
21 February 2020
Patient Safety
What is an SI?
What is an SI and how do we learn from them? There’s lots of misinformation, horror stories and general untruths about the SI process.
20 February 2020
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Child pathway questions
The new Children’s referral Pathways have been put in place following feedback from Services Managers within Children’s Services for the local authorities which EEAST serves.
20 February 2020
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EEAST Skin Tear Management Pathway
The Trust is rolling out Biatain Silicone dressings for all frontline clinicians to use on skin tears in aged, frail skin.
20 February 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your BBR weekly update including payroll updates and CPD certificates.
20 February 2020
Childcare voucher scheme
'Help us to help you' plea from SPOC
The SPOC team is reminding colleagues of the information required to progress a referrals to ensure patients receive the most appropriate follow-up care.
19 February 2020
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Falls initiative featured on BBC Look East
Yesterday, BBC Look East (West) covered the joint falls initiative between EEAST and the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
19 February 2020
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Is your colleague a potential award winner?
The 2020 Healthcare Education & Training (HEAT) Awards are now open for nominations from staff across the NHS in England.
19 February 2020
LGBT+ History Month
The Stonewall Riots and the history of Pride
Throughout February, we’re marking LGBT History Month. This week, Dan Hynes reflects on the history of the Pride movement.
19 February 2020
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Calling Patients Back
Currently the patient’s telephone number is included in the information passed to the MDT. This is currently in the process of being removed today
18 February 2020
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Queen’s award celebration for Steve and Shaun
Steve Barren and Shaun Martin received their Queen’s Award after being unable to attend the official awards ceremony in November 2019.
18 February 2020
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Reminder: QI Café at Kempston Station
Reminder that the Quality Improvement (QI) team will be visiting Kempston Station on Thursday 20th February 2020.
18 February 2020
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NHS staff survey 2019 results
The results are out for the NHS staff survey.
18 February 2020
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Trust now operating at REAP level 3
Due to current operational pressures, the Trust has moved from REAP level 2 to REAP level 3.
17 February 2020
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Building access restrictions in place
In line with our business continuity plans for events such as coronavirus we review a number of areas to provide protection and reduce risk.
17 February 2020
LFI Event
Learning from Incidents in 2020
Further dates and details have been added to the Learning from Incidents events scheduled for this year across the region.
16 February 2020
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Charles undertaking Crocus Walk for Breast Cancer Now
Ambulance Care Assistant Charles Joseph is undertaking the 15-kilometer Deal Crocus Walk to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
16 February 2020
CPD event
Want to know more about Personality Disorders ?
EEAST are hosting two one-day training events exploring personality disorders.
15 February 2020
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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Aeromed Conference
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) have released the date for their much-anticipated Aeromedical Conference.
15 February 2020
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SEND Training in Suffolk
Suffolk County Council is hosting a multi-agency workshops next year aound topics related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
14 February 2020
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Joint statement between Trust and Unison on the revised surge plan
The surge plan has been reviewed and we have now gone live with a revised version.
14 February 2020
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Learning from incident events in North Essex
The Patient Safety Team have announced two Learning from Incidents (LFI) events in Colchester and Weeley.
14 February 2020
RSAH 2020
Restart A Heart Day 2020 - Registration is now open!
Registration is now open for staff and volunteers to get involved in this year’s Restart A Heart Day.
14 February 2020
Ruth Phillips and her TwiddleMuff delivery
International support for patients living with dementia
A special delivery from ‘down under’ arrived for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) this week.
13 February 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your BBR weekly update including guidance around the use of double paramedic crews within the new BBR rota line allocations.
13 February 2020
DCTA
Conditional discharge for woman who assaulted EEAST staff
A woman has been given a one month conditional discharge after admitting assaulting an EEAST paramedic, an EMT, and four police officers.
13 February 2020
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Entonox and O2 cylinder changes
Since July 2019 we have been changing our Entonox and O2 cylinders. Details of the new cylinders can be be found in this Clinical Update.
12 February 2020
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Transgender history in the UK
"we are really just ordinary human beings who are trying to live ordinary lives". This week, Melanie Bartlett, an ambulance care assistant, shares some thoughts on transgender history in the UK.
12 February 2020
Police and ambulance collaboration event
Police and ambulance join forces to tackle pressures on the service
A joint workshop, looking at the immense pressures faced by ambulance and police across the eastern region took place last week.
10 February 2020
Luton CFRs February 2020
11 new recruits bring life-saving skills to Beds and Herts
11 new community first responders (CFRs) completed their initial training in Luton this week, ready to take to the streets of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
08 February 2020
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Next meeting set for Disability Support Network
The next Disability Support Network meeting will take place on 10th March 2020 at Melbourn HQ.
07 February 2020
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My journey as an Apprentice Emergency Care Support Worker
Beau Leonard, Apprentice Emergency Care Support Worker shares his journey for National Apprenticeship Week 2020.
07 February 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
As we continue with implementation of the BBR rotas at the final stations, North East Essex will be going live on Monday 17th February.
06 February 2020
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Dragons Den update - mental health first aiders
Outside of the ‘den’, Matt Bell and Louise Donno provide an update on the mental health first aiders project.
06 February 2020
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"Are you a homosexual?"
We’re marking LGBT History Month by celebrating the diversity of our staff. Today, Alastair Baker, a community first responder (CFR) in Bressingham, shares his very personal story.
06 February 2020
Time to Talk Day 2020
Choose talk, change lives
It's Time to Talk Day! Today everyone is encouraged to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
06 February 2020
EEAST Photography Competition
Give us your best shot!
EEAST Photography Competition in memory of our friend and colleague Neil Barrett.
05 February 2020
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Learning from Incidents - falls
Our latest Learning From Incidents summary report outlines the latest Clinical Practice Guidelines on patients who have fallen and includes signposting to further reading on the subject.
04 February 2020
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Safe and Well visits from Fire and Rescue Services
Recently all Fire & Rescue services within our region have opened a direct route to report concerns.
04 February 2020
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End of Life Care Webinars
North East Essex Alliance End of Life Community of Practice is holding a series of free webinars on aspects of end of life care.
03 February 2020
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Help us celebrate LGBT History Month
During February, we are marking LGBT History Month by celebrating the diversity of our staff while giving everyone a chance to reflect on the progress we have made towards equality and tolerance and the work which still needs to be done.
03 February 2020
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Research Participant Experience Survey
EEAST Research is developing and piloting a Research Participant Experience Survey (RPES), in collaboration with NIHR CRN Eastern.
03 February 2020
Winter at EEAST
Winter is coming...
Winter is coming… And it’s at this time of year that drivers of all vehicles need to be prepared and take the most care.
02 February 2020
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Up-to-date guidance on COVID-19
The Trust is continually reviewing the guidance related to COVID-19 as the situation remains dynamic. This provides the latest update as of 1st February 2020.
01 February 2020
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Self-neglect at a glance
Self-neglect in adults, is an extreme lack of self-care, it is sometimes associated with hoarding and may be a result of other issues such as addictions.
01 February 2020