News archive from April 2019
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Royal Papworth Hospital is moving!
Royal Papworth Hospital is moving from Papworth Everard to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrookes site).
30 April 2019
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Delay in the dispatch of payslips
Update on the delay in the issuing of payslips for April.
30 April 2019
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Air ambulance Newmarket clinical day
A statistical analysis of knife crime across the East of England will be one of the highlights of the East Anglian Air Ambulance’s next clinical governance day on Friday.
30 April 2019
What to do when a community AED has been deployed
The Chain of Survival is an integral part of saving the life of someone in cardiac arrest - the community AED is a vital part of this chain.
29 April 2019
Updating OHIO
Important information for managers to update OHIO records.
29 April 2019
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Fun, team building and trauma training day
The above event is open to all clinical grades, including students, and is held annually at RAF Honington, Suffolk.
27 April 2019
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Support our London Marathon runners
Three EEAST paramedics from Southend are running the London Marathon this Sunday - there's still time to donate!
26 April 2019
New Wound Closure sessions - Southend & West Herts
New sessions now available for RCN accredited wound closure update.
26 April 2019
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Hazardous substance response
Dealing with hazardous substances.
26 April 2019
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Urgent please read: Non-consolidated payment
Following the national NHS contract refresh, please read with regards to employee payments.
25 April 2019
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Wendy's Wellbeing Walk April
Wendy's Wellbeing Walk is back for April!
24 April 2019
PEd of the month April 2019
PEd of the month award for April
Congratulations to Del Fergusson from North Cambs who has won April’s Practice Educator of the Month!
24 April 2019
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TRAC intensive support period ends on 29th April
Essential information for recruiting managers. TRAC intensive support period ends on 29th April.
23 April 2019
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End of shift trial - Joint statement and staff information
A recent successful trial across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk indicated a reduction in the longest late finishes with no impact identified to patients. Following discussions with UNISON, the latest regional pilot will commence this Wednesday at 14:00.
23 April 2019
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Staff discount for Herts County Show
The Hertfordshire County Show are offering a staff discount for EEAST staff and their families.
19 April 2019
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Enhanced payment over Easter Bank Holiday
To support demand over the Easter bank holiday, we are offering overtime incentives between Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April.
18 April 2019
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Financial controls tighten at start of 2019-20
Due to a deficit at the end of the financial year, we have put in place some further controls over our expenditure. Please take note.
18 April 2019
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Funeral details for Neil Barrett
Please see the funeral details for our beloved colleague Neil Barrett.
18 April 2019
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Wetherspoon back Don't Choose to Abuse Campaign
The Wetherspoon national pub chain is backing hard-hitting messages from our Don't Choose to Abuse campaign.
17 April 2019
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The importance of Information Governance
What is Information Governance and why is it important?
16 April 2019
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BME network meeting
The second meeting of the EEAST Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) network will be on 16th May in Melbourn.
15 April 2019
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Changes to clinical waste bags
Changes are coming to the clinical waste bags
15 April 2019
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ECG Study Night
We are pleased to announce that EEAST are holding an ECG study night at University of Suffolk on 7th May.
14 April 2019
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It's Stress Awareness Month
April is Stress Awareness Month - we'd love to hear your tried and tested ways to beat stress! Get involved.
13 April 2019
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Mental health services survey extended
Have your say on the provision of community mental health services - survey extended until the 30th April.
12 April 2019
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Spring clean - Dump the junk month
To support of a much-needed Spring Clean of our sites, arrangements for the removal of rubbish and recyclable items will be available.
12 April 2019
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Windows update issue
The Windows update issues experienced yesterday and today have been identified to be Microsoft updates that were conflicting with multiple anti-virus systems.
11 April 2019
Essex & Herts 10th Anniversary Aeromedical Conference
Essex & Herts 10th Anniversary Aeromedical Conference
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is holding its 10th annual Aeromedical Conference on Wednesday 26th June at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford.
11 April 2019
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Patient now travelling the world thanks to crews
A patient from Bedfordshire is now living her dream of travelling the world, thanks to our crews who shocked her 17 times during a cardiac arrest.
11 April 2019
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Paramedic PGD suite expiration: guidance for staff
The current Paramedic PGD suite (TXA and water for injection) expired on the 31st March, 2019. Read more...
11 April 2019
World Autism Awareness Week
People and Culture put the Fun into Fundraising
The Trust’s People and Culture team got together last week for World Autism Awareness Week - find out how they got on!
11 April 2019
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Health & Wellbeing day at Weeley station
To coincide with the end of Stress Awareness Month, join the Trust's Health & Wellbeing day at Weeley Ambulance station on 26th April, 9am-4pm.
10 April 2019
Windrush generation scheme launched
Windrush compensation scheme launches
The Home Secretary has launched a scheme to compensate members of the Windrush generation who have suffered losses due to their inability to prove their right to live in the UK.
10 April 2019
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GoodSAM trial underway
Around 20 EEAST staff and volunteers are testing an alert app that could improve the survival chances of people in cardiac arrest.
10 April 2019
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Refresher training dates for SORT
Dates available for SORT refresher training in 2019. Book your place!
09 April 2019
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Neil Barrett
It is with great sadness that we need to inform you of the death of our colleague Neil Barrett on Saturday.
08 April 2019
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PTS and Commercial Call Handling exceed targets for 12 months
The PTS and Commercial Call Handling team have turned around their performance to exceed targets for 12 consecutive months.
08 April 2019
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Help us boost our recruitment into Herts PTS
Recommend a Friend for our dedicated PTS team in Hertfordshire and you could win £250! Deadline for applications: Thursday 11th April.
08 April 2019
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Cambridge Trauma Futures 2019
Cambridge Trauma Futures 2019 is a two-day multi-professional educational event held in Cambridge.
07 April 2019
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Crew deal brilliantly with hoax case
Lindsay Ward and colleagues at Cambridge ambulance station recently set a brilliant example of how to follow through a hoax case.
07 April 2019
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Learning from Incidents: Book your place
Have you booked to attend the next Learning from Incidents event.
06 April 2019
New SORT training dates available
Interested in joining the specialist operations response team (SORT)?
06 April 2019
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Trust provides ‘Emergency Birth in the Community’ publication for frontline clinicians.
Trust provides ‘Emergency Birth' publication for frontline clinicians.
05 April 2019
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Storage of Patient Care Records
Following a review of pigeon holes at stations, a number of paper patient care records (PCRs) have been found being stored there.
05 April 2019
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'How to become a paramedic: Tanoh's story' - Working with BBC Bitesize
We’re pleased to announce an exciting project one of our colleagues has been working on with the BBC…
05 April 2019
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Evolve update
The first phase of the Evolve the new learning management system went live on Tuesday afternoon. Read the latest update...
04 April 2019
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Boosting our recruitment into Herts PTS
We need candidates to join our dedicated PTS team in Hertfordshire, and are implementing an Introduce a Friend scheme for four EEAST staff.
04 April 2019
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Update to the Major Incident plan.
04 April 2019
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Expressions of interest for an AET faculty
Would you be interested in AET qualifications (Award in Education and Training) within EEAST? Let us know by 19th April.
03 April 2019
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Disability Network at EEAST
Find out what happened at the first Disability Network meeting and the details for the second meeting on 30th April.
03 April 2019
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Early Intervention Vehicles
The North East Essex locality has two Early Intervention Vehicles (EIV) - one which supports fallers and an urgent care vehicle.
02 April 2019
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Essential information for all recruiting managers: TRAC
We are pleased to announce the successful go-live of the TRAC Recruitment System.
02 April 2019
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BBR update: rota keys and myth busting
This week we’re tackling the topics of rota keys, and clarifying two important issues which should clear up questions you might have about them.
01 April 2019
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Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown, the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer, is leaving the Trust today.
01 April 2019
World Autism Awareness Week
It's World Autism Awareness Week
This week is World Autism Awareness Week - join the fun by sending us pictures of your silly socks!
01 April 2019
Minor Injures unit changes live today
Today, 1st of April 2019, Felixstowe Minor Injures unit (MIU) has changed to direct booking appointments only and is now a Minor injuries clinic (MIC).
01 April 2019