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News archive from August 2017
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Shining a light on Patient Transport Service
It is a service that drove the equivalent of 240 times around the world last year. The communications team will be shining a light on EEAST’s non-emergency transport service next week.
31 August 2017
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How the Hepatitis B shortage will affect you
A global shortage of Hep B vaccinations will result in changes to how EEAST staff get their immunisation.
31 August 2017
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Delving further into the Herbert Protocol
Area Clinical Lead Duncan Moore looks further into how we can best support our police colleagues with this national scheme to help them find patients with dementia as soon as possible.
31 August 2017
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Changes to urology at Hinchingbrooke Hospital
From Monday (4 September), the urology emergency service, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital will transfer to Peterborough City Hospital due to long-standing staffing issues.
31 August 2017
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You are invited to Harlow’s 999 open day
A group of staff from West Essex, along with our Essex emergency services colleagues will be holding a 999 multi agency open day this weekend.
31 August 2017
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Changes to AED maintenance
As per manufacturers’ recommendations, the clinical engineering team will no longer be servicing automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
31 August 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 31st August
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
31 August 2017
The Lions Club of Ipswich donate 100 Message in a Bottle jars to EEAST
Message in a Bottle gift from Suffolk charity
A scheme to improve patient care has received a boost following a donation from a Suffolk charity.
30 August 2017
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ECAT team live and tweeting!
We’re pleased to welcome the Trust’s ECAT team to the twitterverse and to our expanding group of corporate social media accounts!
29 August 2017
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Ambulance staff contribute to carnival spirit at Notting Hill
A team of EEAST staff supported Notting Hill Carnival celebrations in London over the bank holiday weekend.
29 August 2017
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This week’s leadership message comes from Deputy Director of Operations Support, Paul Henry
In this week’s message Paul tells us about the big changes coming to operations support soon.
28 August 2017
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Maintenance on estates helpdesk
Essential upgrade work for the estates helpdesk will take place on Wednesday, 30th August.
28 August 2017
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RIGHT-2 trial returns to James Paget Hospital
The James Paget Hospital will be reopening to RIGHT-2 patients 24/7 on Monday, 19th September.
26 August 2017
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The Ambulance Response Programme standards: an introduction
We’ve been really encouraged by how many people have started to talk with teams and leaders about the Ambulance Response Programme and how it’ll be implemented at EEAST.
25 August 2017
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One year on: our mental health pledge to you
We are continuing our bid to rid the stigma of mental health, after signing a commitment to health and wellbeing last year.
25 August 2017
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Family adventure day for Finnbar's Force
Finnbar’s Force is holding a family adventure day at Eaton Vale Activity Centre on Sunday, 10th September
25 August 2017
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Kind donation for Suffolk responder group
A community first responder group (CFR) group in Suffolk has received a financial boost to help save more lives.
24 August 2017
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Update for student paramedics and NQPs
The Trust and UNISON have been in negotiations over the delays to the student paramedic pathway and transitional arrangements over band 6 progression.
24 August 2017
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Clinical update: use of ‘in-line’ nebulised salbutamol
In September 2016, JRCALC and NASMeD published a joint statement, ceasing support for managing patients with life threatening or near fatal asthma with ‘in-line’ nebulisation, and who are requiring assisted ventilations through an endo-tracheal tube.
24 August 2017
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Martin and the team complete their Arctic Circle mission
A team of Suffolk emergency services colleagues have crossed the finish line of their gruelling trek through the Arctic Circle.
24 August 2017
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‘I have nothing but praise for the ambulance staff’
Patients have expressed their gratitude to staff in recent patient surveys.
24 August 2017
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Caring for dementia patients with the Herbert Protocol
Essex Police and other police services across the country have adopted a national scheme known as The Herbert Protocol, to help police find them as soon as possible.
24 August 2017
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Are you eligible for a long service award?
Planning is underway for this year’s Celebration and Contribution Awards event to recognise our staff and their achievements.
24 August 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 24th August
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
24 August 2017
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Donation boost for Suffolk responder group
A community first responder group in Suffolk has received a boost following the donation of two defibrillators.
23 August 2017
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Introducing Public Health England’s One You app
A new app to help adults keep healthy has been released by Public Health England (PHE).
23 August 2017
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BBC Ambulance is back!
A new eight-part series of Ambulance is back on BBC One this Thursday (24th August) at 9pm.
23 August 2017
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Hundreds taught CPR at Cromer Carnival
Hundreds of people learnt to save a life at Cromer Carnival.
22 August 2017
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We are YOUR comms team
You hear from us on a regular basis; we can often be seen appearing in your stations and offices. But what can the communications team do for you?
22 August 2017
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Praise for volunteers and staff following busy V Festival
A huge well done to staff and volunteers for their hard work during V Festival.
21 August 2017
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Urgent recall of Flextube valves
Intersurgical have voluntarily issued a recall.
21 August 2017
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JESIP newsletter looks at partnership with non-blue light partners
The latest edition of the Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme (JESIP) newsletter is available online.
19 August 2017
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Teleflex offers free Intraosseous and Airway Management lab course at the University Hospital Coventry
Places available on workshop to empower practitioners with using the Arrow EZ-10 intraosseous access and airway management strategies
19 August 2017
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CFR helps teach first aid to students in Zambia
A CFR has combined her passion for helping people and first aid with her teaching skills to help students at a school in Zambia.
18 August 2017
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Useful resource for University of Suffolk’s paramedic educators
A helpful information resource is available to help paramedic educators who are training University of Suffolk student paramedics.
18 August 2017
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Sad death of Brian Heard
The Trust is saddened to hear retired Paramedic Supervisor Brian Heard has passed away after a battle with cancer.
18 August 2017
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Second responder kit allows volunteers to help more people in Essex community
Extra lifesaving help is now available to the people of Mersea Island thanks to the addition of a second community responder bag.
17 August 2017
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Auto dispatch goes live across the Trust
From today (17th August), auto dispatch, a CAD function aimed to better support the dispatch team, will be live across the region.
17 August 2017
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Guidance for paramedics administering prescription only medication
Following on from the guidance released about accountability, we have put together advice on whether paramedics must travel with a patient when they administer prescription-only medication, including morphine
17 August 2017
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New staff appraisal conversations coming soon
The HR and Organisational Development teams, as part of the new leadership strategy, is looking at how we value, develop and manage our workforce across the Trust.
17 August 2017
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Body cams and filming in emergency departments
There has been recent confusion over the use of body-worn video camera in emergency departments across the Trust.
17 August 2017
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EEAST staff joins forces with Police and Fire colleagues to pass on their coaching skills and you can take part
A group of EEAST staff are working with Resound to complete their ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 5 coaching qualification – and volunteers are needed to practice the skills they have learned.
17 August 2017
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Join College of Paramedics at two CPD events
Places are available on two continued personal development (CPD) days, taking place next month.
17 August 2017
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Free online diabetes training
Training for a free learning tool to demonstrate and support your knowledge surrounding diabetes is available online.
15 August 2017
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You’re invited to the National UK Health Show
The National UK health show is back and will be coming to London next month!
14 August 2017
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The leadership message this week comes from the five non-executive directors on the Trust Board.
They are Sheila Childerhouse, Peter Kara, Valerie Morton, Tony McLean, Mike Burrows and Andrew Egerton-Smith.
14 August 2017
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Giving the children at EACH the special ‘tree-tment’
An ambulance with its loud siren and flashing lights can be extremely frightening and stressful for a lot of people, especially for children.
14 August 2017
Chris Flack meets his lifesavers
“I knew I was in the best hands” – CFR thanks his lifesavers
A CFR had an emotional reunion with ambulance staff who helped save his life.
11 August 2017
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Staff join thousands of people at Brighton Pride
Staff joined emergency services from across the country and with marched with Pride in Brighton last weekend.
10 August 2017
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Agile working: a better digital experience for all
A massive programme of works to bring aging hardware and software up to date is taking place over the coming months – and the Trust needs your help to make this happen!
10 August 2017
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New staff ID card and access form
The staff ID card and access form has been updated by the Estates Access team.
10 August 2017
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Places available on eALS course
Places are available for staff on an e-advanced life support (ALS) course at the University Of East Anglia (UEA) on 4th November.
10 August 2017
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ACA hopes to rope in more funds for charity
It’s just five weeks to go until Ambulance Care Assistant Catherine Renew will take on her fear of heights and abseiling off the Royal London Hospital helipad for charity.
10 August 2017
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New Total Rewards Statement is coming soon
A Total Reward Statement is a personalised summary that shows you what benefits you have or may have as an employee of the NHS.
10 August 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 10th August
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
10 August 2017
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Chelmsford station is officially open!
Today members of the public and dignitaries joined staff to mark the opening of the brand new facility off Chelmer Valley Road.
09 August 2017
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Fakenham CFR group open evening: Wednesday, 9 August
In a bid to raise awareness about the CFR role in their community and introduce people to first aid skills, our Fakenham CFRs are holding an opening evening at the Fakenham Community Centre from 4.30pm to 8pm tomorrow night.
08 August 2017
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Being at the forefront of progress: this week’s leadership message is from Head of Quality Improvement and Professional Standards, Lewis Andrews
This week Lewis looks at our recent Trust-wide assurance visits, next month’s clinical briefing and how his team helps to progress EEAST to be a leader in our sector.
07 August 2017
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Trust celebrates ‘first class’ service in three PTS areas
The non-emergency transport service has been praised (for being “excellent” and “first class” by patients in south Essex, Cambridgeshire and Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
07 August 2017
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STP lead for Norfolk and Waveney steps down
Norfolk County Council’s managing director, who leads the area’s sustainable transformation project (STP), is to stand down and hand the role to an NHS leader.
07 August 2017
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Supermarket savings available to NHS staff
Save some pennies on your supermarket shopping by registering for PSdiscounts.
05 August 2017
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Gearing up for Monday’s Raksha Bandan festival
Raksha Bandan, a Hindu festival celebrating the bond between a brother and sister, falls on Monday (7th August).
05 August 2017
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New research in care homes
Research into improving the health and care of care home residents has been published.
04 August 2017
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Consultations begins on draft NICE guidelines
The service delivery and organisation of emergency and acute medical care in over 16s is the focus of new National Institute of Clinical Excellent guidance.
03 August 2017
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Award for Essex paramedic who stopped drink driver
An Essex paramedic has received a police award for helping to apprehend a drink driver.
03 August 2017
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Safer recruitment of volunteers
A review group has been established to explore volunteer recruitment.
03 August 2017
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Are you doing something for charity? We'd like to hear from you!
Whether you’re cycling or running a race, shaving your head, holding an open day or doing anything for charity, we would like to honour all involved.
03 August 2017
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Remembrance wreaths: order one for your station
This year’s Remembrance Sunday will fall on Sunday, 12th November.
03 August 2017
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Clinical update from the patient safety team: Ingestion of Superabsorbant polymer gel granules
Click here to see the full update regarding Superabsorbent polymer gel granules.
03 August 2017
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Transfer and Vacancy list (3rd August)
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
03 August 2017
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Clinical update: Guidance from May’s STEMI bundle compliance review
Following May’s STEMI (heart attack) bundle compliance review, some areas have been identified where there could be improvement.
02 August 2017
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Recognise an inspiring person with awards scheme
If someone you work with demonstrates bravery, fundraising, courage or fortitude, then help them get recognised on a national platform.
02 August 2017
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New changes at Hertfordshire hospital
From today (1st August), a ward at Hemel Hempstead Hospital has switched ownership between two trusts from West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust (WHHT) to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT).
01 August 2017
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Norfolk charity event hopes to kick fundraising goals out of the park
The Gressenhall Football Club will be holding its annual charity event, raising money for the British Heart Foundation and East Anglian Air Ambulance on Saturday.
01 August 2017
Norfolk Memory Walk
Putting their best feet forward to help people with dementia
Colleagues from our Cambridgeshire Call Centre team getting ready to put their best feet forward to take part in the Norfolk Memory Walk and change the lives of people affected by dementia.
01 August 2017
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Charles puts his photography skills to good use
More than £5,000 has been raised for the Alzheimer’s Society by Charles Joseph, who works for the patient transport service.
01 August 2017