Archive

News archive from April 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Information overload?
Throughout history - especially around times of major events - people have complained about information overload. In our current world of Covid-19 this has never been more warranted. Here are some tips and tools to help you.
30 April 2020
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New ECAT call options
There are two new options when calling the ECAT line - NEAT Norfolk and Waveney and Urgent Care Desk (UCD).
30 April 2020
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Latest security guidance for ambulance staff around COVID-19
The National Ambulance Security Group recently provided some specific guidance in relation to possible security issues related to COVID-19.
30 April 2020
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Clinical Quality Matters - Spring 2020 edition
The latest edition of Clinical Quality Matters looks at some key areas that have been raised by you in our response to COVID-19.
30 April 2020
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Final respects to Barry England
The funeral of our former colleague Barry England will take place tomorrow in Barnstaple, Devon.
29 April 2020
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Nursing and Residential Care Homes
There remains a number of patients that we continue to attend within care facilities across our region. There have been wide ranging reports into the concerns of staff and for their residents.
29 April 2020
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New 0.6 Litre Sharps Bin
Instructions on use of the new 0.6 Litre Sharps Bin.
29 April 2020
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Dynamic Activation Points
During COVID-19 a number of our standby locations and dynamic activation points are not available with the facilities. In light of this we have agreed with UNISON temporary changes to these locations.
29 April 2020
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EEAST falls silent
Earlier today (28th April), the Trust paid tribute to honour the NHS staff and key workers who have died with coronavirus.
28 April 2020
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Out of service move begins tomorrow
As of 29th April 2020 there will be a trial where the initial management of out of service (OOS) will be returned to the your local AOC dispatch channel.
28 April 2020
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New podcast: Investigations and making safe decisions
New podcast now available in EEASTs General Broadcast podcast series.
28 April 2020
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Follow up to AGP article and cardiac arrest management from 25th April
Response from Dr. Tom Davis following the recent clinical update regarding cardiac arrest management during COVID.
28 April 2020
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Clinical Update: Paediatric shock
An apparent rise in the number of children presenting with a multi-system inflammatory state has been reported around the country.
28 April 2020
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A minute's silence at 11:00am
A minute’s silence will take place at 11am today to honour key workers who have lost their lives due to coronavirus.
28 April 2020
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Trust update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 27 April 2020
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 27th April 2020. Transcript included.
27 April 2020
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When is a door not a door
Reminder about ambulance station and Trust premises security.
27 April 2020
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Reminder: NQPs and discharging patients at scene via CAL
Please can NQPs ensure they have not left scene prior to contacting the Clinical Advice Line (CAL).
27 April 2020
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Latest update on Covid-19 for operations and clinical managers
Latest update on Covid-19 for operations and clinical managers (Update 5 – 26th April 2020).
27 April 2020
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CLINICAL UPDATE: COVID-19 PHE Guidance on Chest Compressions and Defibrillation
Further guidance has been published by Public Health England (PHE) on Chest Compressions and Defibrillation.
25 April 2020
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Sunflower campaign supports frontline services in Norfolk
Working together with the Norfolk Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and other public service partners, we are hoping to spread some positivity and happiness through these difficult days of lockdown.
25 April 2020
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Trust update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 24 April 2020
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 24th April 2020. Transcript included.
24 April 2020
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Mobile vehicle cleaning to be available at acute trusts
The mobile VCO service is now live across the EEAST region at nine hospital locations, with more being brought online in coming weeks.
24 April 2020
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Video conferencing now available on Clinical Advice Line
Clinicians contacting the Clinical Advice Line (CAL) will now be offered the opportunity to use video conferencing.
23 April 2020
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Message from Nicola Scrivings, Trust Chair
A video message from Nicola Scrivings, Trust Chair. Transcript included.
23 April 2020
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Manager’s Passport Training Modules launched
A series of training modules are being launched to help support line managers starting with the new sickness absence management policy.
23 April 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Living with loss
The global COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically impacting on our lives leaving us to face a new normality.
23 April 2020
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Diverting mental health patients away from Emergency Departments
At the request of NHS England, Mental Health Trusts have developed an emergency department diversion pathway during the Coronavirus pandemic.
23 April 2020
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A national campaign wants to hear your experiences of Covid-19
A national campaign celebrating the efforts of the frontline workforce during the pandemic, is looking for staff to feature in print, digital and outdoor advertising.
23 April 2020
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Non-pharmacological symptom control
The Trust has issued the following guidance on controlling symptoms without drugs for End of Life/COVID-19 patients.
22 April 2020
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New Counter Fraud Provider
It is important now, more than ever, that we remain vigilant, and we don’t allow ourselves or our NHS to fall victim to fraudulent activity.
21 April 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 20 April 2020
Here's your latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 20th April 2020. Transcript included.
20 April 2020
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Podcasts
Our new General Broadcast series of podcasts brings you insightful conversations with leaders and experts from across the healthcare sector.
20 April 2020
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Latest update on Covid-19
Latest update on Covid-19 for operations and clinical managers (Update 4 – 19th April 2020).
19 April 2020
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Information for Ramadan 2020
The month of Ramadan will begin on the evening of Thursday 23rd April and end on the evening of Saturday 23rd May.
18 April 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein -17th April 2020
Here's your latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 17th April 2020. Transcript included.
17 April 2020
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Death of LOM Barry England announced
We are very sad to announce the death of our friend and colleague Barry England, who was a Leading Operations Manager at Hemel Hempstead.
17 April 2020
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COVID-19: national guidance documents published
Two national guidance documents have been released today to support our response to patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
17 April 2020
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Fire Service Staff Joining EEAST
EEAST is delighted to welcome over 150 firefighters from across the East of England who have joined the Trust as Non-Clinical Driving Assistants.
17 April 2020
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Arranging care for adults
The Trust has released guidance for crews and volunteers for when arranging care for adults at risk.
17 April 2020
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Temporary suspension to mediation services
During the COVID-19 pandemic all face to face mediation meetings are temporarily suspended.
17 April 2020
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Guidance for receiving gifts or donations
We're extremely grateful for such generous support. If you're approached in this way please refer to your line manager as they have responsibility as to whether or not donations and gifts can be accepted.
16 April 2020
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Reminder - IM&T Service During COVID19
The team are experiencing high call volumes. If you need to contact the IM&T Service Desk, please do so by email.
16 April 2020
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Mobile vehicle cleaning to be available at acute trusts
An additional mobile vehicle cleaning service will be launching later this week across the EEAST area.
16 April 2020
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Julie Hollings seconded to Buckinghamshire New University
We are pleased to announce that Julie Hollings, Director of Communications and Engagement, has been seconded to the Centre for Health Communication Research, Buckinghamshire New University
16 April 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 14 April 2020
Here's your latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 14th April 2020. Transcript included.
14 April 2020
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Arranging care for children when treating their parent/guardian
The Trust has released guidance for crews and volunteers for when arranging care for patients' dependents under the age of 18.
11 April 2020
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Latest national PPE guidance for ambulance services
Following changes to the National NHS PPE strategy, the National Ambulance COVID-19 guidance has been updated and is available now on Need to Know.
11 April 2020
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Extra support to help EEAST deliver life-saving care
Firefighters in Bedfordshire are joining forces with us to help provide life-saving frontline care during the coronavirus pandemic.
11 April 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 10 April 2020
Here's your latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 10th April 2020. Transcript included.
10 April 2020
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Staff wellbeing helplines
There's a great deal of information and helplines available. As this can be overwhelming, here's some clarity about who to go to for what.
10 April 2020
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Changes to childrens emergency departments at Barnet Hospital
From midday on Tuesday 14 April children and young people’s emergency department at Barnet Hospital will be temporarily diverted to other hospitals.
09 April 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Building resilience during adversity
Resilience is our capacity to cope with stress and adversity. Here's some tips on how you can build your own resilience.
09 April 2020
GP support over bank holiday
This Good Friday and Easter Monday most GP surgeries will now be open to provide additional support.
09 April 2020
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Joining forces to get more paramedics on the road
We have joined forces with 16 Medical Regiment to boost the number of frontline staff available to provide life-saving care to patients in Essex.
09 April 2020
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Warm welcome for interim Head of Estates
Sean O’Sullivan joined the Trust last week as interim Head of Estates.
08 April 2020
EXEC UPDATE
Staff health and welfare: a joint statement
The Trust and the EEAST branch of UNISON have released a joint statement regarding the health and welfare of staff in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
08 April 2020
OPS UPDATE
Revised maximum load list for oxygen cylinders
Trust has reviewed our current provision of Oxygen cylinders on our front line resources to ensure we have a sustainable supply during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
08 April 2020
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Clinical Update: COVID-19 Response
Clinical Director Dr Tom Davis reminds clinical staff of the guidance for Advanced Care Plans, Treatment Plans, DNACPR and ReSPECT forms.
08 April 2020
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COVID-19 Key worker swab testing
NHSE has requested that swabbing of key NHS workers is undertaken to support the return of these staff groups to work. Multiple swabbing sites are being set up across the region.
07 April 2020
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Appeal for Epaulettes
Please can staff who have unwanted, unused or spare EMT and ECSW epaulettes bring them into stations and hand them to their local LOM teams
07 April 2020
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Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 6 April 2020
Please view the latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 6th April 2020.
06 April 2020
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Can you help us recruit 1,000 people?
To help meet the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to recruit 1,000 members of new bank staff and volunteers.
06 April 2020
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COVID-19: Sharing and use of personal information
The Trust is required to provide healthcare providers with information regarding COVID-19 attendances and patients.
06 April 2020
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Stay alert for COVID-19 fraudulent emails
Since the government declared lockdown there has been a reported increase in the number of phishing attacks. A number of these have been targeted around COVID-19.
06 April 2020
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Safeguarding during coronavirus
As a safeguarding team we are pulling together the relevant information to help you care for those in need. This can be as part of their lived experience or due to COVID-19.
06 April 2020
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UPDATED: Coronavirus Guidance for Ambulance Trusts (COVID-19)
The updated coronavirus guidance for ambulance Trust's will be published as part of the national guidance in the near future.
03 April 2020
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Trust update from Dorothy Hosein - 3 April 2020
Please view the latest video update from Dorothy Hosein on 3rd April 2020.
03 April 2020
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BP supporting emergency services with free fuel
Reminder - BP are offering free fuel to emergency service vehicles.
03 April 2020
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COVID-19: Annual Leave ‘Buy Back’
The Trust understands that increased operational requirements will mean that it will be difficult for some staff to take all of their annual leave entitlement.
03 April 2020
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Wearing uniform in public while off-duty
Staff are reminded that our uniform policy states that while going to and from work, your uniform and the Trust crest must be covered.
02 April 2020
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Welcome video to new staff
Please view our welcome to #TeamEEAST video from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive. Transcript included.
02 April 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Looking after your mental health in uncertain times, and beyond
It is vital to look after ourselves and each other during this period of time, especially our mental health. Here are some initial tips.
02 April 2020
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Clinical staff needed for COVID-19 Research Survey
The study is evaluating ambulance personnel preparedness and wellbeing during the COVID-19.
02 April 2020
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Grazia cover for EEAST paramedic
EEAST’s Sarah Blanchard is on the cover of the latest issue of Grazia magazine as part of a feature piece on four frontline NHS workers.
02 April 2020
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IMPORTANT REMINDER: Covid-19 and the reuse of NIBP cuffs
All NIBP cuffs are to be cleaned down – as per Trust procedures following contact with a suspected / confirmed Covid-19 patient. NIBP cuffs are not to be thrown away unless physically damaged.
01 April 2020
Marcus Bailey Video Update
Operations Update Video: Marcus Bailey, 1st April
Please see the latest operations update video on Coronavirus from Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer. Transcript included.
01 April 2020
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RESOLVED: DATIX Email Issue
This issue has now been resolved.
01 April 2020
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Stay vigilant – PPE
Stay vigilant. Some crews have been approached by individuals demanding their PPE including facemasks.
01 April 2020