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News archive from July 2015
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Operational support team helps nearly 50 staff in west Norfolk
In September last year, a dedicated Operational Support Team (OST) was created in west Norfolk to support student paramedics and staff on progression pathways.
31 July 2015
Dean Osborne patient meet up
Suffolk man reunited with life-savers after serious road traffic collision
Two years ago, Dean Osborne was fighting for his life after a serious road traffic collision.
31 July 2015
Clinical instruction
Clinical instruction: mandatory use of capnography
A ‘preventing future death outcome’ has been issued by HM Coroner for Nottinghamshire.
30 July 2015
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Anthony Marsh - 30th July 2015
Your weekly update from the Trust Chief Executive.
30 July 2015
Staff looking at books   Clinical Briefing 2015
Clinical briefing hailed “a huge success”
Openness, honesty, transparency and the importance of learning were all celebrated at the Trust’s clinical briefing yesterday, which was attended by more than 150 members of staff.
30 July 2015
Richard Game patient meet up Melbourn 2nd October
Cambridgeshire incident featured on BBC programme
The Trust’s HART team and a call handler have featured on a BBC programme called ‘Close Calls: On Camera’ following their involvement in an incident in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire last year.
30 July 2015
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Safeguarding focus: female genital mutilation (FGM)
The Department of Health has written to all NHS trusts to warn that the start of the school summer holidays coincides with the weeks also known amongst anti-FGM campaigners as the ‘cutting season’.
30 July 2015
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Hotel bookings for students
There has been several occasions recently when hotel confirmation forms have not been submitted to the appropriate team at the Trust, which has resulted in hotels not being paid for student accommodation.
30 July 2015
Lorna Riach
Dispatcher shaving hair for Cancer Research
Lorna Riach will be shaving her hair at Chelmsford EOC on 14th August to raise money for Cancer Research in memory of her cousin.
30 July 2015
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Latest HR e-zine published - 30th July 2015
This week’s HR e-zine has been published with the latest and current Trust vacancies.
30 July 2015
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Late finishes: a July update
Over the last few weeks we have been gathering raw data from June on late finishes to enable us to better understand the issue and start developing new ways forward.
30 July 2015
Chris Allen innovation award voucher
Summer 2015 innovation voucher competition now open!
Health Enterprise East is again offering innovation vouchers up to the value of £5,000 for staff in the east Midlands, east of England and north-east London, to help progress an idea for a new piece of medical technology or software.
29 July 2015
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CEO recruitment in final stage
The Board is in the process of recruiting a new chief executive. The final interviews have been completed and the Trust is in the process of agreeing final terms and arrangements with a preferred candidate.
28 July 2015
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Update on organisational development
Following last week’s article on what is organisational development, the team would like to update staff on what is specifically happening under this new area of the Trust.
28 July 2015
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CFR uniform guidance
New guidance on uniform for community first responders has been published by the Trust.
27 July 2015
Kinsale Junior School visit Norwich EOC
Schoolchildren add a splash of colour to Norwich base
Pupils from Kinsale Junior School submitted 180 pieces of artwork after they were invited to take part in a competition to brighten up the reopened Hellesdon ambulance station.
26 July 2015
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Safeguarding adults handbook
A new Trust version of the safeguarding adults handbook has been published and will soon be issued to every staff member.
26 July 2015
Letchworth Station
Compliments received at stations
If any member of staff receives a compliment letter or card directly to their station, please let the patient services team know.
25 July 2015
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Revalidation for nurses and midwifes
The National Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is expected to launch revalidation for all nurses and midwifes in October.
25 July 2015
Chris McGregor triathlon
Cambs supervisor gearing up for triathlon
A station supervisor is gearing up for his first triathlon in the hope of raising hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity.
24 July 2015
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Helping holidaymakers in Norfolk
An initiative to improve the response to holidaymakers needing emergency medical help in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas has gone live.
24 July 2015
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Anthony Marsh - 23rd July 2015
Your weekly message from the Trust Chief Executive.
23 July 2015
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Clinical update: new EOC tool for infectious diseases
Following the recent MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea, the way we screen for infectious diseases in EOC is changing.
23 July 2015
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Fuel savings: a thank you to staff
One of the Trust’s priorities for 2015/16 is to reinvest funds into the frontline, and some of that comes from savings we can make.
23 July 2015
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Patients harmed by heroin and synthetic cannabis
NHS England has warned services this week after the number of patients seriously harmed from using synthetic cannabis has skyrocketed.
23 July 2015
Improvements made with occupational health provider: an update from Ruth McAll
Director of HR, Ruth McAll, details the recent work with PAM on improvements to the service they provide and how to access it in the most effective way, following staff feedback.
23 July 2015
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Clinical briefing next week – last few places
There are only a handful of places left for the Trust’s clinical briefing next week in Cambridgeshire – so if you want to go, book your place now!
23 July 2015
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Will you be at the annual public meeting?
Milestones including the recruitment of 400 student paramedics and the modernisation of the ambulance fleet will be celebrated next week during the Trust’s annual public meeting.
23 July 2015
NTK award
Comms team scoops national award
The communications team’s trophy cabinet has had another boost after scooping a national award for its internal communications.
23 July 2015
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Latest HR e-zine published - 23rd July 2015
This week’s HR e-zine has been published with the latest and current Trust vacancies.
23 July 2015
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Paediatric month: treating an unwell child for respiratory conditions
One of the most common causes of 999 calls for paediatric patients, along with fever, is for children with breathing problems.
22 July 2015
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What is organisational development?
Organisational development (OD) is about changing how we, as individuals and as a team, deliver our services to patients, partners and colleagues.
20 July 2015
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Workshop opportunity: diversity in the ambulance service
We treat patients from all walks of life on a day to day basis, but how often do we think about diversity in our own workforce?
20 July 2015
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Thousands of patients’ data found by member of the public
East Sussex NHS Trust has written a letter of apology to more than 3,000 people, after a memory stick containing their personal information was found by a member of the public outside a trust building.
19 July 2015
Paediatric month: treating the unwell child
Almost every clinician experiences the same worry, doubt and cautiousness when dealing with paediatric patients – especially with the additional challenges this group of patients present.
18 July 2015
Essex staff education initiative
Essex staff head back to school for new education initiative
A team in Chelmsford EOC has been taking youngsters through what to do in an emergency in a new initiative.
18 July 2015
Essex and Herts air ambulance
Invitation to air ambulance governance day
Staff are invited to the Essex and Herts air ambulance clinical governance day on pre-hospital care on Tuesday 21st July.
17 July 2015
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Updated appraisal forms
Updated appraisal forms are now available on East24.
17 July 2015
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Revised policy on standards of business conduct
The Trust’s policy on standards of business conduct has been revised, so please familiarise yourself with how this covers interests, gifts, hospitality, sponsorship, advertising and partnership arrangements.
17 July 2015
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Anthony Marsh - 16th July 2015
Your weekly message from the Trust Chief Executive.
16 July 2015
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Phil Bonnett
The Trust is saddened to share the news that Phil Bonnett, a retired EEAST technician, has passed away after a period of ill-health.
16 July 2015
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Praise for 'brilliant' service
Staff have been thanked for providing a “brilliant” service to patients across the east of England, in the latest patient survey.
16 July 2015
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Pictures and video from awards published
All of the official pictures from the Trust’s Long Service and Excellence Awards in Ipswich have been published – as well as a video commemorating the evening.
16 July 2015
Soham Village College visit
Hundreds of students learn CPR and how to use defib
Students from Soham Village College, Cambridgeshire have been praised after learning new life-saving skills.
16 July 2015
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Remembrance Sunday wreaths
This year Remembrance Sunday falls on 8th November and as always, the Trust will be proud to be represented by staff around the region at numerous services and acts of remembrance.
16 July 2015
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Latest HR e-zine published - 16th July 2015
This week’s HR e-zine has been published with the latest and current Trust vacancies.
16 July 2015
Paediatric month: capacity, consent and the family
In the second of our articles focussing on paediatrics, we look at the guidelines around safeguarding this potentially vulnerable group of patients.
15 July 2015
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Jeremy Hunt’s latest message to NHS staff
The latest message from Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, is on the subject a new deal for GPs and how this will deliver better services for patients.
15 July 2015
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Pre-alerting stroke patients at Lister
The Lister Hospital has requested that all suspected stroke patients are pre-alerted prior to arrival via the pre-alert number: 01438 357745
14 July 2015
Colchester colour run
Money raised for call handler’s daughter to have sensory room
Staff from Chelmsford EOC have completed the 5K Colchester colour run to raise money for call handler Matt Harvey’s daughter Iyla.
14 July 2015
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Student paramedic’s charity night raises more than £4,500
Helen Harbar’s charity night in Biggleswade at the end of last month has raised more than £4,500 for leukaemia and lymphoma research.
13 July 2015
Clinical manual books
The 2015/16 clinical manual arrives
The 2015/16 clinical manual has been delivered to the Trust and will shortly be arriving at stations for each member of staff.
11 July 2015
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Cambs Sergeant wants your help for water safety scheme
A police officer has been commended for a water safety scheme that uses signs to help pinpoint the locations of drowning emergencies – but now he needs your help to expand it.
10 July 2015
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Anthony Marsh - 9th July 2015
Your weekly message from the Trust Chief Executive.
09 July 2015
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Have you booked your place at EEAST’s clinical day?
Less than half of the available places are left for the Trust’s clinical briefing day – so make sure to book yours today if you want to come.
09 July 2015
HART team at hospital
Guidance for major incidents
Following a number of recent large-scale incidents across the region, the resilience team has provided the following guidance for all frontline staff and managers.
09 July 2015
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Quality account published
Staff have been thanked for their contribution to improving clinical quality care, as the latest Quality Account is published.
09 July 2015
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Heat related illnesses
Following last week’s warm weather and in advance of more of the same, it is important to identify the difference between heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
09 July 2015
South Woodham CFRs
Essex first responder group celebrates 15th anniversary
The South Woodham Ferrers Community First Responders (CFRs) are celebrating their 15th anniversary – attending more than 3,400 life-threatening medical emergencies since going live in June 2000.
09 July 2015
Tying surgical apron
Clarification on the wearing of wrist watches
The best infection, prevention and control (IPC) practice is for all clinicians is to be ‘bare below the elbows’ during patient care.
09 July 2015
Ambulance clinical and patient safety conference 2013   WMAS
Book now for National Patient Safety Conference 2015
You are now invited to register for a free place at this year’s National Clinical and Patient Safety Conference to be held at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull on 9th September.
09 July 2015
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Latest HR e-zine published - 9th July 2015
This week’s HR e-zine has been published with the latest and current Trust vacancies.
09 July 2015
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Student paramedic accreditation update
We are continuing to work closely with our Universities and Health Education East of England for accreditation of the programme that will lead to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
08 July 2015
Staff with patient in ambulance
Deaf awareness event
Signs4Life, a deaf equality, diversity & disability training consultancy, has set up an introductory workshop in deaf awareness to help communicate and engage with deaf and hard of hearing colleagues and patients in Suffolk.
08 July 2015
JESIP
New JESIP newsletter released
The latest Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) newsletter has been published following the launch of Joint Organisational Learning (JOL), the arrival of a new team and a new work programme.
07 July 2015
Bob Mearns wins gold in emergency services cycle race
Resilience manager wins gold after Women’s Tour
The Women’s Tour wasn’t the only highly anticipated event in Clacton-on-Sea on 18th June; a cycle race between the emergency services also took place – and we are delighted to announce that Resilience Manager Bob Mearns clinched the gold medal for EEAST!
06 July 2015
Molly Poultney and family
Locality Director commends brave 12-year-old
Locality Director for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Dave Fountain has commended a 12-year-old girl from Luton for staying calm in an emergency he attended in March.
06 July 2015
Update from Anthony Marsh - 6th August
Update from CEO Anthony Marsh (6th August).
06 July 2015
Clacton cricket match
Rain doesn’t dampen success at charity cricket match
Despite the British weather doing its best to stop play, the rain didn’t dampen the success of the Clacton charity cricket match last month.
05 July 2015
Yellow kit bag
ECP medication audit
We are performing an audit of the usage of ECP-specific medications across the Trust and need your help to do this.
04 July 2015
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Your CPR skills could win you a free trip to Norway
A trip to Luton ambulance station this month could win you a trip abroad – if you can prove your CPR skills.
04 July 2015
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Minute's silence at midday
The Trust is supporting the minute’s silence being held across the UK today (3rd July) at midday to remember the 38 people – including 30 Britons – who lost their lives in Tunisia last week.
03 July 2015
Side of RRV with lozenge
Recruitment update
The Trust has recruited 244 student paramedics since the beginning of the financial year, and by the end of July, 86 will be working on the frontline.
03 July 2015
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Update from Anthony Marsh - 2nd July 2015
Your weekly message from the Trust Chief Executive.
02 July 2015
Lynne Storrie award
Long service and excellence celebrated in Ipswich
The outstanding contributions to patient care and remarkable careers of EEAST staff were the focus of a special awards ceremony of celebration last night in Ipswich.
02 July 2015
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Death of former EMT
The Trust is sad to share the news that Roy Oakley, who worked as an emergency medical technician at Thurrock station for 38 years until he retired in the mid-nineties, has passed away.
02 July 2015
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TIA pathway is now live across the whole region
Following the initial roll-out of the transient ischaemic attack (TIA) pathway in 2012, the Trust has now secured links at Addenbrookes Hospital to refer patients in south Cambridgeshire.
02 July 2015
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EAAA clinical day tomorrow in Bury
East Anglian Air Ambulance is holding its monthly clinical governance day tomorrow (3rd July) in Bury St Edmunds – and Trust staff are invited to join them.
02 July 2015
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Cromer station open day
A charity that supports bereaved children in Norfolk is being supported by an ambulance service open day this Sunday (5th July).
02 July 2015
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Watford station contact numbers change
The contact numbers at Watford station have been changed.
02 July 2015
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Latest HR e-zine published - 2nd July 2015
This week’s HR e-zine has been published with the latest and current Trust vacancies.
02 July 2015
Breathing apparatus
Airways-2 launches today
The Airways-2 study launches today which will evaluate the differences between i-gel and intubation for patients in cardiac arrest.
01 July 2015