Archive

News archive from May 2020
Dr Tom Davis
Thank you to staff and volunteers for response to the antibody testing programme
A message from Dr Tom Davis for staff and volunteers on the response to the antibody testing programme.
31 May 2020
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Guidance on face masks from the fire and rescue services to their staff working for EEAST
This morning Fire and Rescue services have instructed their crews to wear surgical faces mask when on duty and driving or as a passenger in fire appliances.
31 May 2020
NHS Test and Trace
Guidance for staff following the introduction of NHS ‘test and trace’
The release of the NHS Test & Trace guidance this week forms part of the public health response to the COVID recovery strategy.
30 May 2020
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Antibody Testing: Important information for clinicians
Important information for clinicians in the antibody testing programme.
30 May 2020
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Antibody Blood Testing FAQs
Your antibody blood testing questions answered.
29 May 2020
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Fleetwave - revised process for logging vehicle defects
On Monday (1st June) PVSH will go live with Fleetwave as a supportive operational tool to help produce a quicker turn around on repairs.
29 May 2020
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Antibody testing form
Please complete this form to book your appointment for antibody testing.
29 May 2020
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Skin tear pathway familiarisation sessions
Online familiarisation and training webinars for Biatain Silicone and the EEAST Skin Tear Management Pathway have begun.
29 May 2020
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A reminder of fundraising guidance
Staff are reminded of the guidance to be used when fundraising for EEAST or other charities.
29 May 2020
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Urgent calls booked by health care practitioners
Staff are reminded that Urgent Calls have been booked by a health care practitioner (HCP) , and we are not able to cancel them.
29 May 2020
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EEAST antibody testing programme – how to book a blood test
Information on how to book your antibody blood test
28 May 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Antibody testing message from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive
A message from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive, regarding the rollout of COVID-19 antibody testing.
28 May 2020
Nicola Scrivings leadership message
Leadership Message from Trust Chair, Nicola Scrivings
This week's leadership message is a video from Nicola Scrivings, Trust Chair. Transcript included.
28 May 2020
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Sources of wellbeing during COVID-19
'Our Frontline' is a mental health support service for everyone working frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.
28 May 2020
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REAP level reduced to REAP 1
The Trust has reduced its REAP level to REAP 1 (steady state)
28 May 2020
Security
Staff warned of phishing emails
Staff have been asked to remain vigilant to phishing emails after malicious emails were recently removed from Trust inboxes.
27 May 2020
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Faulty Cardinal Health Type IIR Masks
A product fault with some batches of Cardinal Health Type IIR Masks has been reported and all clinical staff are advised to check their stock.
27 May 2020
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Changes to Clopidogrel tablet size
Due to a manufacturing problem with 300mg Clopidogrel tablets, the medicines management team have now obtained 75mg tablets.
27 May 2020
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Make the most of PowerBI Part One
The Informatics team has compiled a hints and tips document to guide you through PowerBI.
27 May 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 26 May 2020
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 26th May 2020. Transcript included.
26 May 2020
4risk
Risk management system update complete
The update to Insight, our risk management software (often referred to as 4Risk), has now been completed.
26 May 2020
Genomic
COVID19 clinical research opportunity
Have you had mild, moderate or severe COVID19 symptoms? A large NIHR Urgent Public Health Research study, is looking for people like you.
26 May 2020
RSPCA
Animal welfare: reporting cruelty, abuse or neglect
Staff are reminded that if they have animal welfare concerns while attending incidents, there's a dedicated RSPCA number to report it.
23 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Kindness and beyond
Day 5. Mental Health Awareness Week ends on Sunday, but why stop there?
22 May 2020
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Calling all EEAST dads
To celebrate Father’s Day this year, we’re asking children of EEAST dads what they think their dad does for a job at the ambulance service.
22 May 2020
Marcus Bailey
Leadership message from Marcus Bailey
This week's leadership message is from Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer.
21 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Kindness is the new ‘cool’
Day 4 of Mental Health Awareness Week. Our theme for the week is kindness. We have explored what you can do to increase your mental wellbeing, but today we are looking at why.
21 May 2020
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GP Practices to close for bank holiday
For the Bank Holiday Monday (25th of May), GP Practices will revert to being closed and instead Out of Hours GP providers will take referrals.
21 May 2020
Informatics
Who’s who in Informatics
Informatics consists of the Information, Development, Rostering Services, and Data Quality teams.
21 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Set yourself a challenge to improve your mental health
It's day 3 of Mental Health Awareness Week. Today we are asking you to find a ‘bigger’ act of kindness which will push you a little beyond your usual comfort zone!
20 May 2020
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Free will writing worth £200
Accord Legal Services are offering a free will writing service to ‘give something back to key workers.’ The service is entirely free of charge and is open to all NHS staff.
20 May 2020
Inside the Mobile Stroke Unit
Video takes us inside the Mobile Stroke Unit
The latest video on the EEAST YouTube Channel takes you on a tour of the ground-breaking Mobile Stroke Unit.
20 May 2020
HRH Duke of Cambridge
A message from the Household of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
HRH The Duke of Cambridge, expresses his sincere thanks for the vitally important work the UK’s Ambulance Services are doing to help the nation during this time.
19 May 2020
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COVID-19 testing to support NHS staff in the workplace
Information on swabbing facilities for key workers including frontline staff such as PTS, AOC, Make Ready, CFR’s, fleet staff and other roles that are supporting in service delivery.
19 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Random acts of kindness
It's day two of Mental Health Awareness Week. Kindness is powerful. It can strengthen relationships, build community and bring us together It can carry us through the toughest times.
19 May 2020
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HCPC Process
There have been a number of occasions, where the HCPC, or their representatives, have directly contacted operational managers and staff requesting information.
19 May 2020
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Death of paramedic Neil Ruch
We are very sad to have to announce the death of our friend and colleague Neil Ruch, who has died in hospital.
19 May 2020
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Updated Covid-19 Guidance for Ambulance Trusts
Please note,The Covid-19 Guidance for Ambulance Trusts has been updated.
19 May 2020
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Covid-19 Swab Testing FAQs
Swab testing guidance is being received daily and our FAQ’s will be updated accordingly.
19 May 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 18 May 2020
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 18th May 2020. Transcript included.
18 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!
The theme for this year, 2020, is 'kindness'. Kindness to yourself and kindness to each other.
18 May 2020
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Sickness Management Hub Launch
The Workforce Directorate is pleased to launch the Sickness Management Hub Webpage today on East24.
18 May 2020
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Thank you, Layla!
Layla Mitchell has so far raised £2500 for the Trust by cycling from her home in Hemel Hempstead to Lands’ End, on a cycle bike at home, covering a distance of 320.1 miles.
18 May 2020
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Your Mental Health and Wellbeing hosted by AACE
Experts and colleagues will be speaking professionally – and personally – about managing your mental health and wellbeing in the context of Covid-19.
16 May 2020
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Managers' Passport Training
The Workforce and Finance Directorates are now launching the next set of Manager’s Passport Training Modules
15 May 2020
NHS Together
NHSE & NHSI Staff ‘Common Rooms’
Staff ‘common rooms’ are currently being offered by NHSE & NHSI as part of the wider national offer of support that is available to all NHS staff.
14 May 2020
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Help Donna brave the shave
A group of friends are going the extra mile to support the NHS and are preparing to brave the shave.
14 May 2020
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Online patient experience surveys
Patient information cards to signpost patients to the online patient experience surveys will be distributed to stations and PTS bases across the region this week.
14 May 2020
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Independent investigation: staff message from Dorothy Hosein, CEO
Staff message from Dorothy Hosein, CEO on the Trust’s response to the recommendations from an independent investigation into the sad deaths of three members of the service in November last year.
13 May 2020
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National Day for Staff Networks
Today (13 May) is National Day for Staff Networks, reminding us all of the power and importance of staff networks and their crucial role in #makingworkbetter.
13 May 2020
Public Board Meeting
Public Board Meeting
The next public Board meeting is being held virtually tomorrow, Wednesday 13th May at 3:00pm.
12 May 2020
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Mental Health Emergency Department – Updates
Many thanks to all those who referred patients and for the helpful feedback you have provided in relation to the Mental Health ED diversion pathways.
12 May 2020
Nurses
International Nurses Day
Today is International Nurses Day – a day in the year where we can reflect and express our gratitude for all the hard work that nurses do day in, day out.
12 May 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 11 May 2020
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 11th May 2020. Transcript included.
11 May 2020
OPS UPDATE
Ops Update - High levels of lost tympanic thermometers
Through monitoring of incidents, it has been identified that there is an increasing number of tympanic thermometers that have been reported as lost/missing.
11 May 2020
PPE
Video gives practical PPE demonstration
The latest video on the EEAST YouTube channel gives a clear demonstration of donning and doffing procedures for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
11 May 2020
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Florence and the Informatics
Introducing EEAST's own number-crunching Nightingales: the Informatics department.
11 May 2020
Mobile Stoke Unit (MSU) ambulance
Mobile stroke unit returns to get faster care to more patients
A ground-breaking mobile stroke unit which could help prevent death or serious disability by making sure patients receive fast access to diagnostics and the right treatment has relaunched in east Suffolk.
11 May 2020
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EEAST response to amended lockdown guidance
Last night (10th May) the Prime Minister outlined a conditional roadmap for the gradual re-opening of the UK economy and wider society.
11 May 2020
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Covid Grab and Go Guide
The Grab and Go guide has been designed in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and medical staff.
11 May 2020
Tiger Eye Protection
URGENT Product Recall: Tiger Eye Protection
The Department of Health and Social Care is recalling a specific item of eye protection and removing this from the NHS supply chain.
10 May 2020
Ve Day 75th anniversary
A message from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day
Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive speaks to staff and volunteers on the 75th anniversary of VE Day (8th May).
08 May 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Leadership message from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive
This week's leadership message from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive.
07 May 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
It’s OK to not be OK
Seven weeks into lockdown we want to reassure you that whatever you are feeling is OK.
07 May 2020
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Security update (part two) for ambulance staff around COVID-19
This is the second part of the guidance in relation to possible security issues related to COVID-19.
07 May 2020
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REAP level remains at REAP 2
Following a review of the REAP level on Tuesday 5th May, the Trust is remaining at REAP 2 - moderate pressure.
06 May 2020
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Improving healthcare through clinical research
The National Institute for Health Research MOOC ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ is now available.
06 May 2020
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GP support over bank holiday
Most GP surgeries and pharmacies will be open this bank holiday (Friday 8th) to provide additional support.
06 May 2020
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Payroll cut-off dates
Reminder of the 2020 payroll cut-off dates.
05 May 2020
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Compassionate conversations and COVID-19
AACE is holding a virtual workshop on COVID-19, compassionate conversations and managing symptoms (including at end of life).
04 May 2020
Autism
Autism Guidance
Autism affects around 700,000 adults and children in the UK. The National Autistic Society has produced guidance for carers and professionals on interpreting the Mental Capacity Act.
01 May 2020
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Death in Service Benefit Scheme
A reminder about the Death in Service Benefit scheme available.
01 May 2020
Beds Fire and EEAST
Specialist training to help firefighters deliver life-saving care
Firefighters in Bedfordshire are now able to provide life-saving care to patients in cardiac arrest after receiving specialist training from our Trust.
01 May 2020
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UPDATED: Advanced Notice of Essential Datix Maintenance
Update: Maintenance on the Datix system has been successfully completed and the system is back online
01 May 2020