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News archive from March 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
31 March 2021
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Vaccine - Phase two update
To ensure vaccines are not wasted, please attend your arranged appointment or let the team know in advance if you are unable to do so.
30 March 2021
COVID-19
Identifying Lessons from our COVID response
We would like your input into a review into lessons that can be learned from our response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
30 March 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 25th March 2021
Catch up with the most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, which came from our Acting CEO, Dr Tom Davis.
29 March 2021
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Personal Protective Equipment - Eye protection
Over recent weeks, the Trust has experienced many AGP breaches involving eye protection. Eye protection is an integral part of the PPE available.
26 March 2021
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Pay Progression Update
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the date for the new pay progression framework go live has been paused and will no longer occur on 1st April 2021.
25 March 2021
Patient Safety
Patient Safety Alert - Pulse Oximeter
We’re reminding staff of NHS Improvement’s patient safety alert regarding the correct placement of pulse oximeter probes.
25 March 2021
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Let’s keep talking!
We have been encouraging you to talk, share and listen recently. But sometimes this is not enough.
25 March 2021
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High temperature advice for patients
A west Herts paramedic has created a video explaining to the public what they need to know about having a high temperature.
24 March 2021
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Rollout of Airbox Mosaic to Commanders across EEAST
Airbox Mosaic is a situational awareness software tool that the EEAST Resilience Team have been trialling.
24 March 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
24 March 2021
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New Complaints Policy to launch 1st April 2021
The way we manage complaints and concerns raised by patients is changing. Our new complaints and concerns policy is launching from 1st April 2021.
24 March 2021
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Late availability for Spot the Signs suicide awareness training
There are still spaces available for the Spot the Signs suicide awareness training. The training is open to all EEAST staff and volunteers.
24 March 2021
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IT Security Update
To enhance our security measures, IM&T will be implementing three additional policies with immediate effect.
23 March 2021
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National pause to reflect at noon today
Today (23rd March) marks one year since we entered the first national lockdown to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
23 March 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 18th March 2021
Catch up on the briefing which was recorded last Thursday, 18th, with Marcus Bailey, COO, and Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Improvement.
22 March 2021
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Free anxiety and sleep apps for NHS staff
Many people are currently struggling with anxiety or finding it difficult to sleep. If this is something you suffer from then you’re not alone.
20 March 2021
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Clinical Update - Trauma care of pregnant patients
This update reminds staff how to proceed when treating a pregnant patient who has sustained trauma.
20 March 2021
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Compassionate Companions
The Trust is part of the Ipswich and East CCG End of Life Programme Board, which has shared this video about their important work.
20 March 2021
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Travelling Safely in Ambulance Vehicles
The EEAST safety team and Unison have developed a training package so that we are all aware of our responsibilities when in a moving vehicle.
19 March 2021
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Bedfordshire ePCR evaluation update – day one
We completed the first day of the Bedfordshire ePCR go live evaluation on 16 March.
19 March 2021
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Take 5: Railway Incidents
The 'Take 5 to Prepare' briefing note for March is here and is all about railway incidents.
19 March 2021
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Understanding Health Data Access
Complex rules govern how health and care data can be used. The Understanding Health Data Access programme is designed to help.
19 March 2021
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Protecting yourself and your patients during assessment
To ensure both your own safety and that of your patients, all clinical staff are reminded to follow the guidance when assessing patients.
18 March 2021
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Patient Voice Webinar - 4th March 2021
You know how your own voice sounds different on a recording, compared with how it usually sounds to you?
18 March 2021
Safer Sleeping Week
Safer Sleeping Week
This year, The Lullaby Trust will once again be running a Safer Sleeping Week from the 15th – 21st March 2021.
18 March 2021
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What can I do when I know a colleague is struggling?
We’ve been talking about talking in the last few weeks. But what do you do when someone wants, or needs, to talk to you?
18 March 2021
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Clinical Update COVID
Transmission based precautions 12 March 2021.
17 March 2021
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Cuddle pockets rolled out across EEAST
Bespoke, handmade cuddle pockets are now being used across EEAST to transport pre-term stillborn babies to hospital with compassion and sensitivity.
17 March 2021
Control Room Awards
There’s still time to nominate in the 2021 Control Room Awards
It’s that time of the year again where we are looking for our EEAST-mazing AOC stars for the 2021 Control Room Awards.
17 March 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
17 March 2021
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AMBI training dates announced
The AMBER incident investigation process (AMBI) is going live in the next few weeks and all DATIX investigators are urged to ensure they are trained.
16 March 2021
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Bedfordshire ePCR pilot goes live
The new electronic patient care record (ePCR) app for iOS Siren Nova launched in Bedfordshire this morning.
16 March 2021
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ReSPECT campaign nominated for HSJ award
The ReSPECT campaign, of which EEAST is a partner organisation, has been named as a finalist in the Health Services Journal (HSJ) Awards.
16 March 2021
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GP Feedback for inappropriate HCP referrals
AOC and ECAT have been trialling GP feedback letters which are sent out GP Surgeries.
15 March 2021
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EEAST takes the Plastic Pledge
The Trust has signed up to be part of the NHS single-use plastics reduction pledge.
15 March 2021
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National agreement - holiday pay
The National Staff Council has reached an agreement to make corrective payments to staff in relation to the calculation of holiday pay.
15 March 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 11th March 2021
Interim Chief Executive Dr Tom Davis and Director of Finance Kevin Smith.
15 March 2021
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A Lent message from EEAST's Multi Faith Network
The Trust Multi-Faith Network are delighted to send this message produced by EEAST staff.
15 March 2021
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Lease car update
Fleet are aware of the age of the current lease cars and that many of these cars will be at or over the original 3-year exchange point.
14 March 2021
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Field Safety Notice – Gravity Infusion Sets and Connectors
A recent Field Safety Notice (FSN) has been released by Becton Dickinson (BD) relating to a concern about the sterility of several the product lines which they supply.
14 March 2021
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Death of our colleague Tony West
We are extremely sad to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Tony West.
13 March 2021
EEAST's vaccination team celebrate first dose milestone
Vaccine milestone reached but vigilance still needed
EEAST’s vaccination programme has reached a milestone with over 6,000 first doses administered
11 March 2021
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Let's talk about talking
Lockdown has stopped us interacting with others as much as we might normally do. So, we want to emphasise how important it is simply to talk to someone you trust when you feel you want, or need, to.
11 March 2021
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Ever wondered how many calls we respond to each month?
Today EEAST have launched a new Monthly Performance Dashboard, which aims to showcase how the Trust has performed on a monthly basis.
11 March 2021
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Make this Mother’s Day a colourful one
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’ve created a series of colouring pictures for everyone to enjoy.
10 March 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will be held on Thursday afternoon.
10 March 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing 4th March 2021
Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey and Director of Finance Kevin Smith
08 March 2021
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Recycling Bin Rollout
We have now procured 250 recycling bins that will be rolled out estate-wide.
08 March 2021
Clinical Instruction
Clinical instruction - Devon Judgement
Guidance allowing digital technology to be used in Mental Health Act assessments during the pandemic has been overturned following a legal challenge.
05 March 2021
Research
Second Research Support Services Newsletter
The second edition of the Research Support Services Newsletter is now available to download.
05 March 2021
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St Nicholas Hospice DNACPR Course
St Nicholas hospice has added a new course on DNACPR for March.
05 March 2021
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Vaccination Programme – phase two
Phase one of the Trust's vaccination programme has come to an end, with all staff and volunteers offered their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
05 March 2021
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Control Room Awards
The National Control Room Awards are now open for nominations.
04 March 2021
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Duty of Candour training
A certified virtual Duty of Candour training course is taking place on Wednesday March 10th 2021.
04 March 2021
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The right way to redact electronic documents
Successful redaction of electronic documents is not just about the words; it is equally about the information that you can’t see.
04 March 2021
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Talk to us, we’re here to listen
A new trust-wide campaign launches today and carries a simple message, it’s good to talk and we are here to listen.
04 March 2021
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Details for the next Disability Support Network meeting
The next Disability Support Network meeting is taking place on Tuesday 9th March from 7pm-9pm via Microsoft Teams.
03 March 2021
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L&D Frailty Admission Advice Line Pilot
From 9th March, EEAST will commence a collaborative pilot to support our frail patients being transported to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
03 March 2021
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REMINDER Patient experience webinar tomorrow!
Please join us for this interactive webinar on Thursday 4th March, to share and discover more about the ways we listen to the EEAST Patient voice.
03 March 2021
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Prince of Wales thanks the ambulance service
HRH The Prince of Wales has recorded a video message thanking UK ambulance colleagues for their work during the pandemic.
03 March 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week’s We Are EEAST Briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
03 March 2021
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Duraweld face visor recall
Duraweld Face Visors has indicated that that their Visors may contain latex in the headband in items dated up to the 13 July 2020.
02 March 2021
Safeguarding Children
National Child Protection e-Conference
The Paediatric Department North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust is pioneering a series of e-study days.
02 March 2021
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ePCR pilot set for go live in Bedfordshire
We will shortly be going live with the new ePCR programmme in Bedfordshire - the first step in realising a new £25m electronic patient care record system.
02 March 2021

Chief operating officer Marcus Bailey and Director of Workforce, John Syson with this executive briefing recorded on February 25th.
We are EEAST Briefing 25th February 2021
Chief operating officer Marcus Bailey and Director of Workforce, John Syson present this executive briefing recorded on February 25th.
01 March 2021