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News archive from May 2021
WAE 270521
We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 27th May 2021
Latest briefing recording featuring Dr Tom Davis, Interim Chief Executive, and Bob Champion, Interim Director of Workforce.
31 May 2021
Trinity Sunday
Message from the Multifaith Network on Trinity Sunday
The Trust Multi-Faith Network are sharing details of Trinity Sunday, as described by EEAST members of the Christian Ambulance Association.
30 May 2021
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Arrangements for the next Disability Support Network meeting
EEAST’s Disability Support Network will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 8th June.
28 May 2021
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Urgent Safety Notice
It is recognised that closing the side sliding door of the Fiat ambulances carries a risk of trapping your finger or hand between the door and the closing mechanism.
28 May 2021
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Payroll cut off details
Details for pay roll cut off dates for June, July and August.
28 May 2021
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Working to support your wellbeing
To make a visible and sustainable change to the culture, the Trust is launching a new coordinated support programme.
28 May 2021
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Introduction of PolyAdva cannulas
Following the recall of the Becton Dickinson (BD) Venflon cannula, the Trust has introduced an alternative product, The Polysafety-Adva cannula.
27 May 2021
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Take 5 to prepare – Water Safety
This issue of Take 5 is all about water incidents, with tips on how to keep yourself safe.
27 May 2021
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Could we be greener?
The latest in our series of Sustainability surveys is now live.
26 May 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.
26 May 2021
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A time to say thank you to our Volunteers
Volunteers’ Week 2021 is almost here!
26 May 2021
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There’s still time to tell us what you think
The quarterly EEAST pulse survey is currently live and is an opportunity for you to share your views with us about both your role and the wider trust. The survey closes Monday 31st May.
25 May 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 20th May 2021
Latest briefing featuring our Chief Operating Officer, Marcus Bailey, and our Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Improvement, Juliet Beal.
24 May 2021
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Standards of Business Conduct
Working for the NHS means that we must be able to show that we operate with impartiality, honesty and integrity.
24 May 2021
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Ben Hawkins for Young Achiever of the Year
Congratulations to Ben Hawkins, who has been awarded, ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ at the Control Room Awards 2021.
24 May 2021
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Business continuity and Covid-19
Many will contend that Covid-19 has been, and still is, the biggest business continuity incident in history.
21 May 2021
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Operational Instruction – Quarantine Hotels
To stop the spread of potentially harmful variants in the UK, stricter measures are in place for people who have been in a red list country.
21 May 2021
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Product recall - BD Venflon Pro Safety Cannula
The Trust has received a field safety notice regarding the efficacy of the BD Venflon Pro Safety Cannula.
21 May 2021
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Share your views - EEAST quarterly pulse survey
The latest EEAST quarterly pulse survey is now live. Please do give us your feedback so we can see how far we have got, and how far there is to go.
21 May 2021
Webinar
Webinar Invite: HSIB Ambulance Service Safety Learning Webinar
You are invited to join a safety learning webinar which is aimed specifically for those working in the ambulance service.
20 May 2021
Patient Safety
Urgent patient safety alert has been released
An urgent patient safety alert has been released. This article will explore key points that we encourage you to read and follow the link to the full article.
20 May 2021
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Free research training opportunity
The Royal College of Physicians is running a pilot of a stand-alone research practice experience for 20 clinicians.
19 May 2021
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Safely discharging patients: An introduction to the non-conveyance care bundle
A session to introduce clinical staff to the new internal non-conveyance care bundle and the safe discharge of a patient, is now available to book via Evolve.
19 May 2021
Learning From Incidents
Learning from Information Governance incidents
What can we do to improve confidentiality? This article explores five learning points for you to adopt, in order to improve confidentiality and the ways we handle data.
19 May 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.
19 May 2021
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Cyber Security – Using IT Systems
For our second article for Business Continuity Week, we discuss cyber security.
19 May 2021
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How environmentally friendly are you?
This week we’d love to know how you’re ‘doing your bit’ for the environment. What are you already doing, either at home, or at work, to be a little bit greener, and are there things we could be doing to help with this around the Trust?
18 May 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 13th May 2021
Missed last week's briefing? Catch up here, featuring our Interim CEO, Dr Tom Davis, and our new Interim Director of Workforce, Bob Champion.
17 May 2021
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Vigilance needed as lockdown eases
Despite easing of some lockdown restrictions, there are no changes to our current Working Safer Guidance.
17 May 2021
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What is a Business Continuity Incident?
This week is Business Continuity Awareness Week. The first article details what a business continuity incident is.
17 May 2021
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Armed Forces Reservist Policy
The Armed Forces Reservist Policy is being reviewed and has also undergone a full equality analysis.
17 May 2021
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IM&T Impacted Service Notification
Service has now been restored
17 May 2021
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Change of packaging for the Prometheus ChitoGauze XR Pro
The packaging of the Prometheus ChitoGauze XR Pro has changed from the original white and blue to a new red design.
15 May 2021
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End of Life Care Project Survey Results
The pandemic has proven that it is more important than ever for people to think about dying, talk about it and plan for it.
14 May 2021
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ePCR milestones reached
More than 2,500 iPads have now been delivered across the Trust as part of the roll out of our new electronic patient care record (ePCR).
14 May 2021
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Submitting timesheets by phone
People are trying to submit their timesheets using their mobile phones and unfortunately they are unaware that this has been unsuccessful.
14 May 2021
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Festival of Eid al-Fitr 2021
The Muslim Fesitval of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan takes place this week.
13 May 2021
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There's still time to sign up for the IDHOBIT conference!
EEAST’s LGBT+ network are pleased to announce the first International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDHOBIT) conference.
13 May 2021
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'It's Your Call', make the right decision
Next week see's the return of our It's Your Call campaign'
13 May 2021
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Quality Improvement Newsletter - May 2021
The Quality Improvement newsletter for May 2021 is now available to download.
13 May 2021
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Evolve Update
Evolve will be out of service for systems maintenance on the 24th and 25th of May 2021.
13 May 2021
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Cultural Ambassadors Programme
Today's article for EQW2021 is about the Trust's Cultural Ambassadors Programme.
12 May 2021
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Organisational Development Team - Application update
The Organisational Development Team will be placing a freeze on receiving applications for funding whilst work is carried out on a new CPD programme.
12 May 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.
12 May 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 6th May 2021
Missed last week's briefing? Catch up here, featuring our Trust Chair, Nicola Scrivings, and our Chief Operating Officer, Marcus Bailey.
11 May 2021
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New Monthly Performance Dashboard now available
The latest version of our Monthly Performance Dashboard, with data from April, is now available.
11 May 2021
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Equality is a journey not a destination
Today's article for EQW2021 is all about the work of EEAST's EDI team.
11 May 2021
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Trust moves to REAP 3
Due to current operational pressures, the Trust has moved from REAP level 2 to REAP level 3.
11 May 2021
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Sustainability: Tell us what you think
During May, we want to hear your thoughts on all things sustainable, from commuting and recycling, to ways you think we could make the Trust a more sustainable place.
11 May 2021
Computer update
Notification from IM&T
We are going to be installing vital firmware updates to multiple computers across the Trust. These are essential security updates.
11 May 2021
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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 10th - 16th May 2021. The theme this year is nature.
11 May 2021
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Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2021
This week is the annual Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week (#EQW2021).
10 May 2021
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Urgent Staff Safety Notice
Your safety whilst closing ambulance doors.
10 May 2021
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An exciting new training package is available for managers across EEAST!
‘Thinking Patient Safety’ is a session that looks at safety science, Just Culture and Duty of Candour.
10 May 2021
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Covid-19 Vaccination – Phase Two
Regular planned clinics will be coming to an end on the 10th of May 2021.
10 May 2021
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Compassionate Communities' Dying Matters Week
Dying Matters Awareness Week encourages communities, individuals and organisations to have open conversations about death, dying and bereavement.
07 May 2021
LFT Testing
Lateral Flow Testing
If you are coming to the end of your phase two Lateral Flow Test (LFT) kit, please speak to your local lead who will be able to supply another one.
07 May 2021
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Tell us what you think about EEAST's communications and engagement
We have extended the deadline. Please give us your honest feedback on what works for you, what needs improvement and any other suggestions or thoughts you have.
06 May 2021
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EEAST’s AWE network launch new logo and video
The AWE network would like to share their new logo, a short video about themselves and a message from the network chairs.
06 May 2021
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Letter from our new CEO, Tom Abell
A letter to EEAST staff from our new CEO, Tom Abell.
06 May 2021
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QI Café dates for 2021/22
New QI Café dates have been released for 2020/2021.
05 May 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.
05 May 2021
COVID-19 update from COVID leads
New Covid Secure Workplace managers passport training
A new Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) module has been launched ‘ Covid Secure Workplace’ in the month of May.
05 May 2021
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Unison Engagement and welfare days 2021/22
Your Unison branch leadership team along with local Unison representatives are visiting stations near you soon.
04 May 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 29th April
Catch up with the most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, which came from our Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey.
03 May 2021
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New course - Disability Support at EEAST
The Leadership & OD Team are delighted to inform all colleagues that a new area on EVOLVE, ‘Accessible Development for All’ is now available.
01 May 2021