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News archive from June 2020
Marcus Bailey Video Update
Message from Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey
VIDEO - A message from Marcus Bailey.
30 June 2020
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Clinical Update - Maternity
Please be aware of these two updates regarding maternity patients during the COVID-10 Pandemic.
30 June 2020
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Revised HR Forms
As part of a recent review of HR forms, the HR1, HR2a, HR2b, HR3 and Change of Bank Details forms have been amended and updated.
30 June 2020
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Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) mop-up sessions
Following the successful completion of the recent bite size Managers Passport Training, we are pleased to inform you that we now have mop-up sessions for staff.
30 June 2020
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New furniture requisitioning system introduced
The Estates team is implementing a new furniture requisition service for all Trust staff to be able to identify surplus furniture for either recycling or disposal.
30 June 2020
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Plans drawn up for increased demand from pub openings
With pubs and restaurants reopening, the operations team are putting in place plans to deal with the anticipated increase in demand.
30 June 2020
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Introducing Development
The Development department are primarily responsible for managing the movement of data from various systems around the organisation
29 June 2020
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New alert to remove all stocks of Cardinal Type IIR surgical masks
Following updated advice on these surgical masks please check stores and vehicles to remove all of these items as soon as possible.
29 June 2020
Armed forces Day 2020
Armed Forces Day 2020!
To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Aaron Hill, senior paramedic and Education and Training Officer shares his experience of being an Army Reservist.
27 June 2020
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Use of Urgent Tier Vehicles
The Trust has introduced an Urgent Tier level of transportable resources. These vehicles are able to attend a range of urgent referrals and transfers.
26 June 2020
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PPE and Heat Stress Advice for Staff
Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in warm/hot environments increases the risk of heat stress.
26 June 2020
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Sean O'Sullivan appointed as head of estates
He will take responsibility for helping deliver ambitious plans to provide an estate which is safe, compliant and fit-for-purpose.
26 June 2020
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Chelmsford AOC Staff Tee Off for Charity
Whilst temperatures were soaring this week, three members of staff from Chelmsford AOC took to the golf course all in the name of charity.
26 June 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Working from home and your wellbeing
Although restrictions are easing and life is returning to some sort of normality we are still living with some of the changes that have taken place, and the effects they have had on us. Specifically working from home.
25 June 2020
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Get involved with NHS Virtual Pride
This year Pride is looking a little different, but to ensure we can still celebrate NHS E&I is hosting a Virtual Pride tomorrow (26th June).
25 June 2020
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Staff Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel (SWAP) research study
Researchers would like to invite you take part in a survey of ambulance staff mental wellbeing.
25 June 2020
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Major Trauma Process Update
There has been a slight change to the call handling process within the major trauma network coordination centre.
24 June 2020
Armed Forces Week 2020
Saluting military and reservist colleagues
Armed Forces Week is special this year as members of the military and reservists helped us protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 June 2020
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Hot Weather Advice for Staff
With temperature’s set to sore over the coming days we would like to remind staff of some basic self-care advice to ensure you are kept safe and well.
23 June 2020
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Important Update on DSA air conditioning
As the weather improves and the temperatures rise in the next days and weeks, the air conditioning systems in the ambulances will be working hard
23 June 2020
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Visit from the CQC
This coming Thursday and Friday (25th and 26th June) we look forward to welcoming colleagues from the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
23 June 2020
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Students – we need your ideas, feedback, suggestions, and queries!
We are excited to announce the rollout of the EEAST Student Reference Group on 2nd July 2020.
23 June 2020
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Safeguarding non-mobile babies
Healthline 2005 – 2020 provides guidance for clinicians considering making safeguarding referrals for non-mobile babies.
23 June 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust Update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 22nd June
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 22nd June 2020. Transcript included.
22 June 2020
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TRiM at EEAST
“So good that TRiM is offered at EEAST. I was never offered it with my previous trust. It’s definitely the way forward.”
22 June 2020
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Use of Interpreters when at scene
Where the use of an interpreter is required to assist in our assessment, use of language line is encouraged.
19 June 2020
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Disposable Single Use Head Blocks and Pelvic Splints
Following successful trials and positive feedback, EEAST has approved the move to disposable single use head blocks and pelvic splints.
19 June 2020
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Final opportunity for the COVID-19 antibody test
We would like to confirm that the final opportunity to get the COVID-19 antibody test will be next Wednesday and Thursday (24th and 25th June).
19 June 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Focus on wellbeing
Wellbeing is important for ourselves and those around us. This week we have two free short courses - to help raise your wellbeing awareness.
18 June 2020
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Death in Service Scheme notice
Following the sad death of Barry England, all members of the Trust’s Death in Service scheme will have a deduction from their June salary.
18 June 2020
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Father's Day 2020
To mark Father's Day, we asked the Children of EEAST a few questions.
18 June 2020
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How the AQI Data Dictionary could help you
Ambulance Quality Indicators (AQI) measure how well ambulance trusts treat patients across the country.
18 June 2020
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Telephone conferencing services ending
With the rollout of Microsoft Teams and the upgraded Trust network, traditional voice conferencing services will end at the end of June.
18 June 2020
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Secure redaction of sensitive documents
Following information governance breaches where redaction on documents was not used correctly, we outline how to redact articles securely.
17 June 2020
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Nicky Ward appointed as Head of Strategy and Transformation
Nicky Ward has been appointed as the Head of Strategy and Transformation.
17 June 2020
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EEAST staff welcome The Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Cambridge today visited staff at King's Lynn to thank them for their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 outbreak.
16 June 2020
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ParaPass app now available to all staff
We are very pleased to offer the ParaPass learning and development app for ambulance clinicians, to all staff who have JRCALC+.
16 June 2020
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Vitamin D awareness survey
We would like to invite all staff to participate in a short survey exploring vitamin D awareness and the risks associated with deficiency.
16 June 2020
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COVID-19 Safe Workplace Assessments
Now the COVID-19 Secure guidance has been adapted for ambulance services, workplace risk assessments are taking place.
16 June 2020
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'Textbook' resuscitation shows importance of chain of survival
On 5th May, Joy Green suffered a cardiac arrest. What happened next is a perfect example of where the chain of survival is carried out in quick succession.
12 June 2020
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Diazepam PGD
Due to circumstances beyond EEAST’s control, the Trust has been required to take measures to obtain an alternative to diazemuls 10mg/2ml ampoules.
12 June 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Losing yourself in the moment
You will no doubt have heard the word ‘mindfulness’ banded around. It is currently a buzzword, but not a ‘new age fad’ as some might think.
11 June 2020
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Antibody testing – more of your questions answered
We’re now able to offer further clarification about antibody testing for staff that are shielding, on sick leave or other kinds of leave.
11 June 2020
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EEAST Wellbeing
We have been making some changes to our overall health and wellbeing offering. Our in-house wellbeing team now has a clear action plan to continue to enhance the way the Trust supports you.
11 June 2020
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Insight Software
Update- Please note that Insight, our risk management software (often referred to as 4Risk), is now back online.
11 June 2020
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Training Funding Application Process – Update
From the 15th June, the Organisational development team will be placing a freeze on receiving applications whilst work is carried out on the new funding application process.
10 June 2020
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Antibody testing programme update
If you would still like to have an antibody test you will need to complete the form by Friday 12th June at 12 noon.
09 June 2020
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Product Changes
Due to challenges from our incumbent supply channels, you may notice subtle differences in products we are distributing across the Trust.
09 June 2020
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Tribute to Neil Ruch
Just last month, we shared the sad news that Neil Ruch, Senior Paramedic, had passed away. Today, 9th June, his funeral takes place.
09 June 2020
CFR Conference 2020
Virtual CFR conference hailed a success
Our 2020 community first responder (CFR) conference took place on Thursday (4 June)
09 June 2020
Dorothy Hosein
Trust update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO - 8 June 2020
Here's your latest video update from CEO, Dorothy Hosein on 8th June 2020. Transcript included.
08 June 2020
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Paramedics wanted for new research survey
Can you help an EEAST paramedic with research he is undertaking into paramedic perceptions of ambulance service use by the public?
08 June 2020
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Notification of Datix Maintenance - June 10th 2020
08 June 2020
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BP free fuel offer ends
BP and Allstar's Free Fuel for Emergency Services offer is ending and all staff must use the bulk fuel at ambulance stations after June 7th.
05 June 2020
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COVID-19 antibody testing continuing through weekend
Our antibody testing programme is continuing throughout the weekend and there is capacity through to Sunday for anyone who would like to have a test.
05 June 2020
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Disability Support Network Meeting
You are cordially invited to our next Disability Support Network Meeting
05 June 2020
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Saying Thank You to the #ChildrenofEEAST
We continue to be both grateful and proud of all our fantastic staff, but now we would like to extend that thanks.
05 June 2020
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Safe operation of BOC Integral Valve cylinders
Following a recent alert from West Midlands Ambulance Service, this Ops Update explains the safe operation of BOC Integral Valve cylinders.
05 June 2020
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NHS call for vigilance
NHS England and Improvement has asked all healthcare providers to remind staff of the importance of vigilance
04 June 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Let’s start the conversation: putting your affairs in order
We can empower ourselves by being prepared: by talking, listening we can gain a better, deeper understanding of each other, and by getting our affairs in order we can rest assured we have taken positive steps to protect our families and have peace of mind.
04 June 2020
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999run: The new campaign to support mental health of 999 workers
The Blue Light Symphony Orchestra is calling on the public to show their support for the emergency services by completing the 999Run.
04 June 2020
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Staff still wanted for SWAP wellbeing research interviews
Researchers from the University of Lincoln, University of East Anglia and Edge Hill University are still inviting staff to take part in the SWAP study.
04 June 2020
Chelmsford HEOC
Introducing Data Quality
Data Quality (DQ) within IM&T currently focuses on the Trusts CAD provision, Cleric.
04 June 2020
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Sally celebrates 40 years of service
Essex Paramedic, Sally Pattie recently celebrated 40 years on the frontline.
03 June 2020
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Requesting updates about patients
The Trust would like to remind staff that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the laws around data protection and the Caldicott Principles are still valid.
03 June 2020
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NHS Pension Contribution Changes 1st April 2020
The amount that you pay into the NHS Pension Scheme has to be re-assessed on the 1st April each year.
02 June 2020
Pay day December 2019
ESR pay error for bands 8/9
Further update regarding additional one off consolidated cash payments for those employees on specific points within pay bands 8/9.
02 June 2020
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Antibody Testing Programme – book now for your test
Tests are paused until Wednesday 3 June but you can book now for a test to be done from Wednesday to Sunday at a range of locations.
01 June 2020
Dr Tom Davis Video
Antibody testing video from Dr Tom Davis
Antibody testing video update from Dr Tom Davis, Medical Director. Transcript included.
01 June 2020
CFR Conference 2020
Coming soon: Cheers to Volunteers!
Join us for our Community First Responder conference on Thursday 4th June at 11am.
01 June 2020
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Death of volunteer Pam Morris
The Trust is very sad to share the news of the death of our volunteer Pam Morris.
01 June 2020