Archive

News archive from April 2021
Keech Hospice Care
Free courses and masterclasses for EEAST clinicians
Keech Hospice Care is providing a range of free training programmes for clinicians.
30 April 2021
AWE logo
AWE invite you to join PHE webinar
EEAST’s AWE network would like to invite staff to a Menopause, Wellbeing and Work Webinar hosted by Public Health England.
29 April 2021
Drugs
Sway Learning - Drug Admin Errors
Following the identification of an increased number of drug administration errors, the patient safety team urges all clinical staff to take note of this presentation.
29 April 2021
LFT Testing
Test, test, test…
The threat of Covid-19 is still very much present, and experts say it will not be eradicated entirely in the foreseeable future.
29 April 2021
Staff pic   para epaulettes
Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship Recruitment
Adverts for the next University of Cumbria (UoC) Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship cohort will open from 3rd May 2021.
29 April 2021
Trust crest and UNISON logo
Joint statement from EEAST and UNISON on holiday pay
A national framework agreement has been agreed between employers and NHS trade unions in the context of ongoing litigation regarding the calculation of the payment which staff receive during a period of annual leave.
29 April 2021
Speak up speak out stop it logo
New ‘Speak Up, Speak out, Stop It’ resources now available
We wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the ways you can Speak Up and Speak Out against bullying and harassment
28 April 2021
bins
Recycling bins – let’s do our bit
Over the past few weeks the Sustainability Team have been busy delivering new recycling bins to buildings across the Trust.
28 April 2021
Transparent EEAST crest
This week's Need to Know Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will be held on Thursday afternoon.
28 April 2021
baby
Virtual pre-hospital obstetric training session
We are hosting a Teams training session for frontline clinicians, of all grades, to discuss the full range of maternity jobs and any concerns you may have.
27 April 2021
Litter picking
Earth Day Litter Pick
Central Hertfordshire is now a little bit greener thanks to the hard work of EEAST Paramedic and Green Champion, Katy-Lee Winter.
27 April 2021
Tias Treasures 10th birthday
Tia's Treasures 10th Birthday
On 21st May Tia's Treasures will be celebrating 10 years of fundraising and participating in Random Acts of Kindness.
27 April 2021
hayfever
This week is Allergy Awareness Week 2021
This year’s Allergy Awareness Week is be all about hay fever.
26 April 2021
WAE 220421
We Are EEAST Briefing Thursday 22nd April 2021
Catch up with our most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, which this week comes from Interim CEO, Dr Tom Davis.
26 April 2021
southend sunrise 14022021 @phattpaul
Tell us what you think about EEAST's communications and engagement
You have told us how important good communication and engagement is, and that we could do better at EEAST. In response, we are reviewing what we currently do and would like your input.
26 April 2021
Tablet
ePCR roll out update
The rollout of Siren Nova on the iPads beyond Bedfordshire has been paused for a short time while issues identified during the pilot are resolved.
26 April 2021
Garden House Logo
Palliative Care Education Workshop
Following the successful End of Life Ambulance Training sessions facilitated by hospice partners, another session will be delivered on May 11th.
26 April 2021
Ambulance PE report
Biatain Silicone training is now on Evolve
Frontline clinicians, of all grades, can now access the Biatain Silicone Skin Tear Management familiarisation and training session via Evolve.
25 April 2021
Ambulance side shot
AOC and Ops drop in sessions
Bedford AOC have started running monthly AOC and Ops engagement drop-in sessions.
22 April 2021
College of Paramedics logo large white
College of Paramedics National Conference 2021
The College of Paramedics’ National Conference is a key event in every paramedics’ calendar.
22 April 2021
Patient Safety Newsletter
Patient Safety Newsletter launches
A new patient safety newsletter to help clinical staff from across EEAST to develop their practice and deliver safe care is now available.
22 April 2021
Call handler
NEAT news
EEAST have been working with the NEAT (Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team) for over a year.
22 April 2021
Hands on keyboard
Neglect Awareness sessions for frontline staff
The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are offering free sessions on Basic Neglect Awareness.
22 April 2021
Ambulance line up blue sky
New-look appraisals set to launch
We are launching a new appraisal system so that we can make sure staff are receiving regular and meaningful appraisals so that they can discuss their career and any development or training they may need to effectively carry out their role.
22 April 2021
Take 5 to prepare
Take 5 – The role of the loggist
The latest edition of Take 5 is now available. In this issue we look at the role of the loggist within an incident.
21 April 2021
Transparent EEAST crest
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will be held on Thursday afternoon.
21 April 2021
Ambulance line up blue sky
Our new digital strategy – at a glance
We have a new Digital Transformation Strategy which explains how we will use technology to help our frontline colleagues over the next five years.
21 April 2021
East24 Logo
NOW RESOLVED: Issues with East24
These issues have now been resolved.
20 April 2021
Transparent EEAST crest
Death of Phil Attwood announced
We are sad to announce the death of retired Paramedic Philip (Phil) Attwood.
20 April 2021
IDAHBT
Sign up for IDHOBIT conference
EEAST’s LGBT+ network are pleased to announce the first International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDHOBIT) conference.
20 April 2021
COVID 19 New
Working safely during Covid reminder
Government guidance on making workplaces Covid secure are still in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
19 April 2021
Earth Day
Be part of Earth Day
Celebrated every year on April 22nd, Earth Day is the international day of environmental action.
19 April 2021
phoneline
111 - Myth Busting
Did you know that there is a small team at EEAST who are working to create a positive learning culture and a better understanding between the 111 Providers and EEAST?
19 April 2021
WAE 150421
We Are EEAST Briefing Thursday 15th April 2021
Catch up with the most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, which came from our Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey.
19 April 2021
Ambulance Side Angle
New course on Evolve! Travelling Safely in Ambulances
This course is available to all staff and covers a variety of topics to ensure your safety.
19 April 2021
Monthly Performance Dashboard icon
Latest Monthly Performance Dashboard now available
Following on from March’s launch of our new Monthly Performance Dashboard, the latest Dashboard is now available.
15 April 2021
Resilience chart
Building your own resilience; You are stronger than you think!
Resilience is our capacity to cope with stress and adversity: our ability to ‘get on with it’ when we need to, and to ‘bounce back’ after difficulty.
15 April 2021
bandwidth close up computer 1148820
Migration of Trust Portal and Intranet
The IT department are planning to move the Trust Portal and East24 to a new Azure server today.
15 April 2021
transparent eeast crest
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will be held on Thursday afternoon.
14 April 2021
safeguarding
Save the Date for World Patient Safety Day!
EEAST will be celebrating World Patient Safety Day on the 17th September 2021.
14 April 2021
WAE briefing Dr T Davis
We Are EEAST Briefing Thursday 8th April
Catch up with the most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, which came from our Interim CEO, Dr Tom Davis.
12 April 2021
Computer update
Website and Intranet downtime
The Trust's public facing website and NeedtoKnow will be unavailable this evening (12th April) from 6pm for 1 hour.
12 April 2021
Microsoft Teams icon
Changes to Teams Meeting Recording
We are in the process of implementing a change to how Teams Meetings recordings are saved.
12 April 2021
Ramadan 2021
Guidance to staff for Ramadan
As an ambulance service we are committed to providing high quality care for all our patients and supporting our staff.
09 April 2021
Transparent EEAST crest
The sad passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
The Chaplaincy Team joins with staff and those across the country and the world as we mourn the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
09 April 2021
Ramadan 2021
Ramadan 2021 - A message from the multifaith network
This year Ramadan begins on 12th April.
09 April 2021
Alan Cartz
‘Helping people in their time of crisis is incredibly rewarding’
A CFR who has helped more than 500 patients while volunteering with the EEAST has spoken of the enjoyment he takes from his role.
09 April 2021
muslim symbol
Muslim Staff Group in EEAST
Within EEAST, The Muslim Staff Group (MSG) will function as the staff support group for Muslims in the Trust.
09 April 2021
AAE Stress Resilience
April is Stress Awareness Month
April is Stress Awareness Month and after the past year it is likely that all of us are feeling some level of distress.
08 April 2021
RRV with blurred paramedic
Assessments for night shift workers
EEAST has a legal responsibility to offer all staff who work during the night-time the opportunity to complete a Night-worker Assessment.
08 April 2021
transparent eeast crest
Dress Uniform
Can any generic trust owned Dress Uniform be returned to Letchworth so it can be dry cleaned and made available for others to use.
08 April 2021
Ambulance line up blue sky
Update on PPE and Health and Safety
As the country transitions out of lockdown, there are several factors that may lead to an increase in the number of cases of Covid-19.
08 April 2021
Coronavirus
Shielding staff return-to-work toolkit
The Trust has issued guidance for managers with shielding staff as lockdown measures begin to ease and the national shielding has been lifted.
08 April 2021
Zain Hanif and Jamie Martin
Boosting patient care with ePCR
The Bedfordshire ePCR Go Live recommenced 30 March after further extensive testing of the software was conducted.
08 April 2021
EEAST Disability Support Network logo
Dates for Disability Support at EEAST
This training is aimed for all staff, to understand the Trust’s commitment to supporting and recognising staff with disabilities.
07 April 2021
earth sustainability
Sustainability EEAST Monthly Update March 2021
EEAST Sustainability update for March 2021.
07 April 2021
Transparent EEAST crest
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing will be held on Thursday afternoon.
07 April 2021
Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems update
We are currently experiencing a delay with processing Trust Hidden Gem nominations.
06 April 2021
WAE 010421
We Are EEAST Briefing 1st April 2021
Catch up with the most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, which came from our Chief Operating Officer, Marcus Bailey.
05 April 2021
Easter message 2021
An Easter message from the Multi-Faith Network
The Trust Multi-Faith Network are pleased to share information about Easter, from Trust members of the Christian Ambulance Association.
02 April 2021
Hand on keyboard
Fraud Survey
Can you help the Trust's Counter Fraud Specialist to measure the amount of fraud awareness in the Trust.
02 April 2021
New ambulances June 16
Free fuel offer ends
The free fuel offer has now ended and using BP forecourts is no longer a financially viable option for the Trust.
01 April 2021
Transparent EEAST crest
Payroll cut-off dates
Please note the payroll cut-off dates for this year.
01 April 2021
Research
Help improve access to NIHR data for researchers and the public
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) wants to make it easier for researchers and the public to share and access research data and information.
01 April 2021
Its ok to not be ok graphic
When talking isn't enough
Sometimes talking, and sharing your problems, is just not enough. Life becomes too much to bear and you can’t see a light at the end of any tunnel.
01 April 2021
Ambulance line up blue sky
Community Paramedic Scheme
We would like to update you on the PCN Project and what progress has been made.
01 April 2021