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News archive from August 2021
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31 August 2021
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New filming dates with EHAAT
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance is taking part in another series of Emergency Helicopter Medics for Channel 4
31 August 2021
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New LAMP drop-off points available
If you are in Norfolk, it is easier than ever to take part in LAMP testing
31 August 2021
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Take 5 Briefing - August 2021 - SORT
The August issue of Take 5 focuses on the Specialist Operations Response Team (SORT).
31 August 2021
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Details for the next Disability Support Network meeting
The next meeting of the Disability Support Network will be held on Wednesday 15th September at from 7pm-9pm via MS Teams.
26 August 2021
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Call handling staff wanted for new research study
Experiences of staff providing telephone CPR instruction needed.
26 August 2021
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Join us for our Maternity Masterclass
We will be holding a Maternity Masterclass Teams event based on this year's World Patient Safety Day theme, ‘Safe Maternal and Newborn Care’.
26 August 2021
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Have your say in the EEAST pulse survey
The EEAST Pulse Survey closes on the 31st of August.
26 August 2021
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Keeping you regularly updated with the latest safety news
Introducing the new Safety Matters from the Patient Safety Team.
26 August 2021
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End of Shift trial - Three weeks in
The end of shift trial previously announced on Need to Know has now been running for almost three weeks.
25 August 2021
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This weeks We Are EEAST Briefing details
This weeks We Are EEAST Briefing and exec Q&A, led by our Medical Director and Deputy CEO Dr Tom Davis, will be on Thursday afternoon.
25 August 2021
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Overtime incentives to Assist with Pressure in August
After a review, the following incentives have been agreed for staff taking up key overtime shifts
25 August 2021
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Death in service payment notification
Following the sad death of our colleague Ian Britten who was a member of the Trust’s Death in Service scheme, all members will have a deduction in their August salary.
24 August 2021
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Paramedic re-registering deadline
A reminder to all paramedics that the closing date for re-registering is 31 August 2021.
24 August 2021
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Multi-agency Mental Health Virtual Learning Sessions
Virtual training sessions for staff that are designed around operational issues highlighted by the EEAST/Six Force Collaboration Strategic Alliance meeting are taking place in September.
24 August 2021
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MSc student shares experience to promote masters degree pathway
Applications are being accepted for experienced Paramedics to develop into the role of Specialist Paramedic (Urgent Care) via a masters degree pathway.
24 August 2021
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Patient safety alert: suspect heroin batch
A patient safety alert for heroin with a powerful synthetic opioid which is causing an higher than normal number of overdoses and deaths.
23 August 2021
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It's Your Call: activity book for children
We are now moving on to phase two of our campaign, this time aimed towards school children in the form of an activity workbook.
23 August 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 19th August 2021
If you missed our most recent We Are EEAST Briefing, led by our Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey, you can catch up here.
23 August 2021
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Violence and aggression towards staff
The health and safety of our people is paramount, and we have a duty of care to prevent and control violence and aggression against our staff.
22 August 2021
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A message from our Chaplains
The Chaplains are watching the situation as it unfolds in Afghanistan and find the chaotic scenes and desperation of its people heartrending.
21 August 2021
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Caring for you – support available
Remember it is not a sign of weakness to seek help with your wellbeing, nor are you letting down colleagues. Seeking support early can help avoid more serious problems from surfacing later.
20 August 2021
COVID-19
Did you attend Boardmasters Festival?
A significant number of people who attended the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19
20 August 2021
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Gender pay gap survey
EEASTs AWE network are working with the EDI Team at actioning the Gender Pay Gap Plan for the Trust and they need your help.
19 August 2021
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Death of Mark Parnell
We regret to inform colleagues of the sad passing of our colleague Mark Parnell.
19 August 2021
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ePCR goes live in Suffolk and north Essex
The iPad and ePCR roll out continues across the Trust after the successful implementation in Norfolk and Waveney on 20 July.
19 August 2021
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Ventilation of premises and vehicles during COVID-19 (non-clinical process)
Good ventilation has proved a vital component in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and the Trust is providing some updated guidance
19 August 2021
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Clinical Update - Conveyance of patients at risk of self harm
It is important to undertake a dynamic risk assessment when transporting any patient who may be at risk of self-harm, specifically a patient under S136.
19 August 2021
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The AWE network are looking for a new Information Officer/Secretary
Here's your chance to show an expression of interest to join the team behind EEASTs AWE network.
18 August 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A will be held on Thursday afternoon and will be led by Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer.
18 August 2021
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It’s not too late to complete the EEAST Pulse survey
The EEAST Pulse survey is out now and we would encourage everyone to take part.
17 August 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 12th August 2021
You can catch up on the latest Exec Briefing and Q&A, led by CEO Tom Abell, here.
16 August 2021
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Opening of EEAST’s first wellbeing garden in Longwater
Thanks to monies raised by Captain Sir Tom Moore, EEAST has been able to revitalise a run-down station space and create a wellbeing garden for staff and volunteers to enjoy.
16 August 2021
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Level 3 safeguarding training on Evolve
We have some really exciting Level 3 safeguarding training being facilitated by Zoe Lodrick on Evolve.
14 August 2021
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New Edition of the Research Newsletter is here!
The Summer 2021 edition of the Research Support Services Newsletter is now available!
14 August 2021
COVID-19
COVID-19 Isolation Guidance
Current COVID-19 isolation guidance continues after Monday until further notice
13 August 2021
A simpler, more efficient process for reporting a motor accident in a trust vehicle has been put in place
New motor accident reporting procedure
EEAST has developed a simpler, more efficient process for reporting a motor accident in a trust vehicle
13 August 2021
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Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries eLearning available
Health Education England and the College of Paramedics worked in partnership to develop an Urgent Care for Paramedics - Injuries module, as part of the Paramedics eLearning programme.
13 August 2021
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ePCR iPad set-up - How did you find it?
All opinions welcome
13 August 2021
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“I’m so grateful – it feels like a second chance at life”
A grateful patient whose heart stopped twice in the back of an East of England Ambulance Service vehicle has thanked the crews who shocked him back to life and described them as “his heroes”.
12 August 2021
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Save the Date for World Patient Safety: 10th – 17th September 2021
Global public health days offer a great potential to raise awareness and understanding about health issues.
12 August 2021
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New Monthly Performance Dashboard
The latest version of our Monthly Performance Dashboard, with data from July, is now available.
11 August 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST briefing and exec Q&A will be held on Thursday afternoon and led by our new CEO, Tom Abell.
11 August 2021
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Field Safety Notice Braun PRO 6000 Ear Thermometers
The above product was replaced over two years ago with the Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear thermometer with Age Precision IRT6520.
11 August 2021
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NHS Terms and Conditions annual pay scales for 2021/22
The government has announced the pay award for NHS staff covered by the remits of the NHS Pay Review Body (NHS PRB).
10 August 2021
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ECG eLearning now available on Evolve
Knowing how to read and interpret ECGs is a critical part of our job as clinicians.
10 August 2021
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Intelligent Conveyance Trial
Intelligent Conveyance seeks to pre-empt, and potentially prevent, hospital offload delays by monitoring demand and performance for both EEAST and acute hospitals.
10 August 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 5th August
If you missed our most recent Exec briefing and Q&A with our new CEO, Tom Abell, you can catch up here.
09 August 2021
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New Apprenticeship education provider announced
The new education provider for apprentices affected by the recent OFSTED inspection will be Medipro.
09 August 2021
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Allied Health Professionals wanted for new research survey
Are you an Allied Health Professional (AHP)? We want to hear from you.
09 August 2021
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Patient Safety Alert
Actions to follow when responding to a female of childbearing age where the nature of the call is suggestive that a baby has been delivered.
06 August 2021
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How did you find setting up the ePCR iPad?
Please let us know your thoughts.
06 August 2021
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Policies and Procedures weekly update – Thursdays 5th August
The HR department will now be sharing any new or updated documents on Need to Know every week.
05 August 2021
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Take 5: Fire as a Weapon
This month, the 'Take 5 to Prepare' briefing note discusses when fire is used as a weapon.
05 August 2021
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Keep Covid-19 out
Protecting you and the patients we serve is as important now as at any stage of the pandemic.
04 August 2021
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This week's We Are EEAST Briefing details
This week's We Are EEAST Briefing and Exec Q&A will take place on Thursday afternoon.
04 August 2021
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Apprentice Briefing - 29th July 2021
Catch up on our most recent Apprentice briefing from Chief Operating Officer Marcus Bailey.
03 August 2021
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Insight maintenance
Please note that Insight, our risk management software (often referred to as 4Risk), is now back online following maintenance yesterday evening.
03 August 2021
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Important Update- Estates MICAD portal
The MICAD portal, used to report and assign Estates defects, has moved to a new web address due to system updates last night.
03 August 2021
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We Are EEAST Briefing - Thursday 29th July 2021
If you missed our most recent Exec briefing and Q&A with our Interim CEO, Dr Tom Davis, you can catch up here.
02 August 2021
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Meet the CEO virtual Q&A sessions
Our new CEO, Tom Abell, will be holding a number of virtual sessions to give you a chance to give you a chance to ask him your questions.
02 August 2021
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EEAST quarterly pulse survey - Share your views
EEAST runs a quarterly pulse survey to provide the opportunity for all staff to give their views about their job and the Trust
02 August 2021
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Meet our new Chief Executive, Tom Abell
Prior to joining EEAST, we interviewed Tom to find out more about him, his goals and aspirations for the Trust.
02 August 2021