News archive from March 2019
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Congrats to Colchester Half Marathon runners
Congratulations to all from North Essex who donned their trainers last Sunday at the Colchester Half Marathon.
31 March 2019
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Mother's Day message from Dorothy
Watch Dorothy Hosein's Mother's Day message to all mums at EEAST.
31 March 2019
World Autism Awareness Week
World Autism Awareness Week, 1st-7th April
The Trust's People and Culture team have got together for World Autism Awareness Week, 1st - 7th April 2019, to join in with Silly Sock Day 2019 fun!
30 March 2019
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Use of digital and social media policy
Whether you use social media in a work or personal capacity, it is important to familiarise yourself with the information in our social media policy to ensure it is used responsibly and appropriately.
29 March 2019
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Clinical Quality Matters Spring 2019
The Spring 2019 edition of Clinical Quality Matters (CQM) is now available to download from EAST24.
29 March 2019
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Mother's Day 2019
To mark Mother's Day on 31st March, we asked mums and their children working at EEAST a few questions! Watch the video now.
28 March 2019
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Recruitment updates incl. new vacancies
View the latest updates from the recruitment team including new vacancies.
28 March 2019
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TRAC Recruitment system update prior to go-live
Please read: Important information for recruiting managers. Go-live: 2nd and 3rd April.
28 March 2019
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BBR - How can you get involved?
Three options are now available to staff to discuss as part of the relaunch which includes relief in or relief out options.
28 March 2019
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PTS couple win award!
Stuart and Sally Ronayne from Cambridgeshire Patient Transport Services (PTS) reflect on their award and their working and personal life!
27 March 2019
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Regional Clinical Conference
The College of Paramedics East of England Region Clinical Conference took place recently at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton.
27 March 2019
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Fed up counting sheep?
Last chance to complete our sleep survey and be entered into a Prize Draw - deadline is end of March.
27 March 2019
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Clinical Update: ePCR staff upgrade
A new upgraded version of SIREN (V 4.7.33) will go live on Toughbooks on Wednesday 27th March at 02:00. Details of what to do that and the new features of the upgrade are in this Clinical Update.
26 March 2019
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‘What Would You Do?' Healthwatch campaign
Healthwatch Bedford Borough is asking EEAST staff and volunteers to back the national 'What Would You Do?' Healthwatch campaign.
25 March 2019
Changes to consumables
As part of the work being undertaken by the Product Alignment Group (PAG), we are pleased to announce that we will be bringing back 3M Transpore tape and changing the incontinence pads we use.
25 March 2019
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New hospital accommodation
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust want to offer efficient and modern surroundings to their valued staff, and local healthcare colleagues.
24 March 2019
Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019
Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 now open
Registration is open now for Health and Care Innovation Expo – the biggest NHS-led event of the year.
23 March 2019
We want you
Do paramedics align with the 'Rescue Personality'?
Would you be willing to help research into the types of personality that join the ambulance service?
23 March 2019
Harry's visit to Longwater
Making Harry's visit to EEAST special - thank you!
A very special toddler from Norfolk who is fascinated with all things emergency service has become one of the region’s youngest potential recruits after a visit one of our ambulance stations.
22 March 2019
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Updates to the Clinical Manual App
The EEAST Clinical Manual app is moving to a new app called JRCALC Plus. We've published instructions showing how to install the new app.
22 March 2019
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Launching in April 2019: EVOLVE
EVOLVE is the new learning management system that will be available to all staff and will be used to record all of your training.
21 March 2019
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Recruitment updates incl. new vacancies
View the latest updates from the recruitment team including new vacancies.
21 March 2019
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Relief Policy Update
Key points to note ahead of the launch of the Trusts new harmonised relief policy on 1st April.
21 March 2019
Important changes to the Minor Injures unit in Felixstowe
From 1st of April 2019, Felixstowe Minor Injures unit (MIU) will be changing to direct booking appointments only and will become a Minor injuries clinic (MIC).
21 March 2019
Final warning: file server switch off
The deadline for migrating files from I to S is the 29th March.
21 March 2019
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Sign Up to Safety's National Kitchen Table Week
March 18-24 is the Sign Up to Safety Campaign's Kitchen Table week, where staff have an opportunity to create an experience that helps people feel listened to and understood.
20 March 2019
Make sure you are CQC ready!
Make sure you are CQC ready! Read our staff and volunteers guide to help you prepare.
19 March 2019
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Reminder: mental health services survey
Have your say on the provision of community mental health services before the 31st March.
19 March 2019
March PEd of the Month award
PEd of the month award for March
Congratulations to Kellie Todd from Mid Essex who has won March’s Practice Educator of the Month!
18 March 2019
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A thank you from the Royal British Legion
The West Hertfordshire locality were recently presented with a letter from their local Royal British legion thanking them for raising £160.
17 March 2019
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Representing EEAST at the Special Olympics World Games 2019
Two Paramedics from EEAST are part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
16 March 2019
Rita Bains, team leader with the Emergency Clinical Triage Team, at work at Bedford EOC.
Triage experts make their mark in winter
Our ECAT teams have proved their worth during another winter.
15 March 2019
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March 2019: Overtime incentives for optimal care
The overtime incentive will continue from 1st March until 31st March inclusive.
14 March 2019
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Recruitment updates incl. new vacancies
View the latest updates from the recruitment team including new vacancies.
14 March 2019
International Women's Day
Essex celebrates International Women’s Day
In order to mark this important day, women from all the blue light services in Essex gathered together to celebrate and share experiences.
14 March 2019
The Journal of Paramedic Practice
The Journal of Paramedic Practice
The Library and Knowledge Service for NHS Ambulance Services in England now provide access to the Journal of Paramedic Practice.
13 March 2019
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Death in Service members update
An urgent message for Death in Service scheme members.
13 March 2019
New Concept Ambulance 2019 – Montage
New fleet on its way
Trust managers have signed off the ambulance design that will be the cornerstone of our fleet for years to come.
12 March 2019
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TRAC systems implementation update
The go live for the new recruitment system is scheduled for the 2nd & 3rd April. Essential information for all recruiting managers.
12 March 2019
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Food for thought - in collaboration with TheFoodGrinder
It’s Nutrition and Hydration week and here at EEAST we've teamed up with @TheFoodGrinder to help showcase some quick and easy meal ideas with our busy staff in mind!
12 March 2019
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Help Lisa fundraise for children’s liver disease
Lisa tells us why she is fundraising for children’s liver disease and how you can help out!
11 March 2019
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Sleep research study: reminder
How well have you been sleeping lately? What might help? Last chance to fill in our survey.
11 March 2019
Learning from incidents
Free airway management lab sessions
Teleflex are offering two free days of hands-on lab-based workshop sessions on intraosseous access and airway management strategies.
10 March 2019
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DATIX- Moving records using the Hierarchy fields
Please follow this guide when you're moving records from one area to another in Datix
09 March 2019
Wendys Wellbeing Walks
March Wellbeing Walk
Wendy's Wellbeing Walk for March is taking place a week earlier than usual because of Mother's Day .
08 March 2019
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Information Governance: Themes from incidents
Looking at our incident themes alongside national figures reported by the Information Commissioners Office.
08 March 2019
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Recruitment updates incl. new vacancies
View the latest updates from the recruitment team including new vacancies.
07 March 2019
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Reminder: Disability Network meeting
Reminder that our first Disability Network meeting will be on 19th March at 19:00 in Melbourn.
07 March 2019
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OD Matters March Bulletin
The OD team are pleased to introduce the third edition of the OD Matters Bulletin!
06 March 2019
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Mental health services survey
Have your say on the provision of community mental health services - survey closes 31st March.
06 March 2019
International Women's Day
Last chance to book for Blue Light event
Only a few spaces left for our blue light event this Friday 8th March - book before Wednesday 6th March!
05 March 2019
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QSIR training courses
Sign up for our new Quality Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) training courses at the end of March.
05 March 2019
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Respiratory emergencies event
Join Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) on 20th March to learn about the management of respiratory emergencies.
04 March 2019
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EEAST Bedfordshire team party
Get together, celebrate your achievements and show how much of a great 'green family' you all are!
02 March 2019
Leicester Tigers discount
Leicester Tigers discount code
Discount for NHS staff to use at the Leicester Tigers vs Exeter match on Saturday 6 April.
02 March 2019
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Colin Wilson
West Essex is sad to announce the loss of one of its former colleagues Colin Wilson.
01 March 2019
Employee Appreciation Day Paul Vinters
Employee Appreciation Day
Today is Employee Appreciation Day! Let your colleagues know how much you appreciate them.
01 March 2019