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News archive from March 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 30 March 2020
Please view the latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 30th March 2020.
30 March 2020
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Eye Protection
Please follow the guidance on reusing eye protection.
30 March 2020
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Friends and Family Test (FFT) results
The FFT asks patients if they would recommend the service. The results for April 2019 to February 2020 are announced.
28 March 2020
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More offers for NHS staff
Additional offers are currently being offered to NHS staff.
28 March 2020
Pay day December 2019
Processing of Payroll Documents During COVID-19 Outbreak
In light of the current situation and pressures on the Payroll team, any non-pay related HR forms WILL NOT be processed in April.
27 March 2020
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Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 27th March 2020
Trust video update from Dorothy Hosein on 27th March 2020
27 March 2020
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Repositioning AED devices as fleet increases
Thank you all for your support in repurposing our ventilators, they have now been reallocated to hospitals across the region.
27 March 2020
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COVID-19 Decision making process
During the course of the pandemic, we shall, as a Trust, take decisions to provide a response to issues that we would not usually make – this may be a variation away from policy, purchase of additional equipment directly due to COVID-19, or the decision to stop something.
27 March 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
EEAST Wellbeing Support
In this world of uncertainty we want you to know that we recognise how important it is for you to look after your own wellbeing. We'll be sharing a series of articles, exercises, videos, tips and tools to give you some information and ideas.
26 March 2020
OPS UPDATE
Transport of COVID confirmed/suspected Patients
National guidance for the transportation of confirmed COVID-19
26 March 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR approaching completion
The final station will be going live at the end of March. 100% of our stations have gone live with 100% of their new chosen rotas.
26 March 2020
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Important update on system Performance
Request from Stephen Bromhall, our Chief Information Officer, regarding demand on systems at peak times.
25 March 2020
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Gospel or Gossip?
Advice on how to avoid misinformation on social media and only use trusted sources.
25 March 2020
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Street-heroin shortage
COVID-19 is impacting on the UK's illicit drug markets, which may change patterns of use, and cause other clinical repercussions.
25 March 2020
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Special Offers for Emergency Workers
All of the offers and treats which companies are offering NHS and emergency service workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
25 March 2020
Patient Safety Alert
NQP discharging from scene - the rules
Patient Safety and Investigation has asked Newly Qualified Paramedics to familiarise themselves with the rules for discharging higher-risk patients.
25 March 2020
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March payroll information
Information for staff and managers on what do if there are any queries with March pay.
25 March 2020
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Redistribution of mechanical ventilators
We have been requested to support the wider NHS with our mechanical ventilators to provide additional support for acute hospital units.
24 March 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 23 March 2020
Trust video update from Dorothy Hosein on 23 March 2020
23 March 2020
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Correct locking of sharps boxes
Please make yourselves and your colleagues aware of the new type of sharps containers and how to use them correctly.
23 March 2020
OPS UPDATE
Covid-19 Operations Support Line
Operations have created a central support line to provide staff with non-clinical Covid-19 support and advice.
23 March 2020
Marcus Bailey Video Update
Operations Update COVID-19 Video: Marcus Bailey
Please see the latest operations update video on Coronavirus from Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer.
20 March 2020
Dorothy Hosein
COVID-19 update from Chief Executive
Video from Dorothy Hosein on COVID-19.
19 March 2020
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Event cancellations
This is a summary of recently cancelled events.
19 March 2020
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EEAST interim guidance regarding school closures
Following the Prime Minsters 5pm briefing yesterday (Wednesday 18th March 2020), we want to update our provisions in relation to school closures.
19 March 2020
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Vehicle cleaning operatives to support vehicle decontamination
The Trust is urgently recruiting vehicle cleaning operatives (VCOs) to support vehicle decontamination.
19 March 2020
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Vacancies for permanent and bank staff
We currently have unprecedented numbers of vacancies for Graduate Paramedics, Qualified Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technicians and other posts.
19 March 2020
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Shortages of alcohol gel
As supplies nationally are constrained, the Trust is also facing shortages of alcohol gel.
19 March 2020
EXEC UPDATE
COVID-19 Remote Working Guidance
Sudha Pavan, Deputy Director of People and Culture, has released the following guidance on Remote Working and COVID-19
18 March 2020
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Celebrating NHS sustainability day
As tomorrow is NHS Sustainability Day, we profile Anthony Browne, EEAST’s first sustainability manager.
18 March 2020
COVID-19 Action Cards
17 March 2020
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Coronavirus - update for all staff - 16 March
Please read our latest update regarding Coronavirus.
16 March 2020
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Assistant General Manager opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Ipswich for an eight-week secondment to cover the Assistant General Manager post.
16 March 2020
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Coronavirus Update for all staff– 13th March 2020
As you will be aware, the position on Coronavirus has changed in that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay.
13 March 2020
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CANCELLED: Learning from Incidents events
The Patient Safety Team have taken the unsurprising decision to cancel upcoming Learning from Incidents events.
13 March 2020
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Staff wanted for wellbeing research interviews
Researchers from our partner universities would like to invite EEAST staff to take part in a study relating to ambulance staff wellbeing.
13 March 2020
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National pay scales changes
National pay scale changes to pay from 1st April 2020 in line with year 3 of the transitional pay deal.
12 March 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your BBR weekly update including payroll updates.
12 March 2020
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ReSPECT process goes live on 18 March
The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process goes live next week.
12 March 2020
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Covid-19 update – important news for all staff
Please read COVID-19 update regarding important news for all staff
11 March 2020
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International Women’s Day at EEAST
Events were held across the world last week to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).
11 March 2020
Photo: Magpas Air Ambulance, Doctor Rupert Hurry and Critical Care Paramedic, Dan Read with Alice's sisters, former patient Alice Lunn, Alice's parents and EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedics, Adam Bright, Napoleon Georgoulias and Charlie Harris
Deadly tumour discovered in time for teenage girl to fight for life - and win!
One year ago, 18 year old Alice’s life was suddenly turned upside down. This week, she met the people who played a crucial role in saving her life.
11 March 2020
EEAST Photography Competition
Last chance to 'give us your best shot!'
There’s only one week left to enter our EEAST Photography Competition, in memory of our friend and colleague Neil Barrett.
11 March 2020
COVID Latest Video Updates
View the latest video updates from Dorothy Hosein and Marcus Bailey
10 March 2020
COVID-19 Homepage
10 March 2020
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Leading for the future - the next steps
Following on from last year’s ‘Leading for the Future’ workshops we are now beginning the next phase of our leadership and organisational development work with Get Real Change.
10 March 2020
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Stay vigilant - safety of vehicles and equipment
On Sunday night (8th March) a fully liveried Private Ambulance owned by MET Medical was stolen from their St Albans Depot near to our own St Albans Standby point.
10 March 2020
Mother's Day 2020
09 March 2020
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New CLIMB Research Study for Everyone!
How do you think health data should be shared and used? How should your NHS/HSC health data be shared?
09 March 2020
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Updates on COVID-19
09 March 2020
Public Board Meeting
March Public Board meeting
The Trust's next public Board meeting is being held at Tudor House, Bury St Edmunds on 11 March at 12.40pm
07 March 2020
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ECAT Feedback
Staff wishing to provide feedback about incidents they’ve attended that have been through ECAT triage, can now do so on a new dedicated email address.
06 March 2020
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Youth sentenced after assault on a member of staff
A 16-year old Essex youth has been given a one year custodial sentence this week for a number of offences, including assaulting an EEAST EMT.
06 March 2020
Paul Levine
Thinking of a career move? A change is better than a rest for Paul…
Paul Levine joined EEAST on the 9th January 1984.
06 March 2020
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CallEEAST - what do our partners think?
All week we’ve been focusing on CallEEAST. As the week draws to a close, let’s hear what one of their partners thinks of the service they provide.
06 March 2020
Clinical Instruction
Anticipatory medication for end of life care
This instruction provides guidance for ambulance clinicians in managing end-of-life situations where they may be a required to administer medication.
05 March 2020
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Covid-19 - Training opportunity for PTS staff
The Trust will be providing training to PTS staff for the transportation of patients that require Covid-19 testing.
05 March 2020
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Reminder: March Disability Support Network meeting
The next Disability Support Network meeting will take place on 10th March 2020 at Melbourn HQ.
05 March 2020
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DBS re-check project update
Thank you to all staff who have responded to our previous communications and who have submitted DBS applications.
05 March 2020
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your BBR weekly update including payroll updates.
05 March 2020
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CallEEAST - What’s it really like?
All week we have been talking about what CallEEAST does, but who better to explain what life is like in the contact centre than your colleagues who work there.
05 March 2020
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CallEEAST launch celebrations
Monday saw the official launch of CallEEAST. Nicola Scrivings, Trust Chair was invited to cut the ribbon.
04 March 2020
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Calling all Newly Qualified Paramedics (and those soon to qualify)!
A study day has been arranged on the 25th March covering a range of topics designed to help you progress during your preceptorship.
04 March 2020
Subject Access Request
Rebrand of the Request for Information (RFI) team and new email address
The Request for Information team (RFI) team have now rebranded to the Subject Access Request (SAR) team.
04 March 2020
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Urgent Care Clinical Management Plans
Urgent Care Clinical Management Plans (CMPs) can now be accessed through EEAST's Clinical Manual in the JRCALC Plus app.
03 March 2020
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CallEEAST - who are our partners?
As part of our CallEEAST week on NeedtoKnow, we want to give you some additional insights into who are current partners are.
03 March 2020
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Professional Development Opportunities in Research
Are you interested in applying for a fellowship in applied health or social care research?
03 March 2020
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Covid-19 FAQs
FAQs on Covid-19. These will be continually updated as the situation remains dynamic with further information and advice.
02 March 2020
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#ProjectA Improvement Talk
Join the #ProjectA improvement talk on Suicide Prevention Initiatives this Wednesday, 4th March.
02 March 2020
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CallEEAST goes live!
The commercial contact centre is now known as CallEEAST and over this week they will be telling us more about who they are, what they do and why the new identity is so important.
02 March 2020
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Issue with the GRS Timesheet
We are currently experiencing issues with the GRS timesheet.
02 March 2020
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Completing EPCR or paperwork
Crews are reminded that they should no longer book out of service for EPCR or paperwork.
02 March 2020
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End of Life and Palliative Care Study Day
Garden House Hospice is running an ambulance service study day on End of Life and Palliative Care.
01 March 2020