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News archive from September 2017
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Learn more about ALS via e-learning
Places are available on The Resuscitation Council (UK) e- Advanced Life Support (e-ALS) course
30 September 2017
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New Shred it bins arriving from next week
A new contractor has been appointed to service the Trust’s confidential waste and uniform shredding.
29 September 2017
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Video: What ARP means for you
As the Trust plans to go live with ARP, a new video has been published to explain what it means for you.
29 September 2017
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Robert’s visit to Norfolk and Norwich
As part of the executive team’s commitment to the staff engagement strategy, Chief Executive Robert Morton will be touring around the region to meet staff.
28 September 2017
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Final chance to nominate your colleagues for a Trust award
Nominations for this year’s Trust awards close on Monday.
28 September 2017
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Coming to an ambulance near you…ePCRs!
Toughbook ePCRs will be returning to ambulances and rapid response vehicles from Monday, 16th October.
28 September 2017
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ACA Catherine’s daring abseil raises more than £450 for charity
Ambulance Care Assistant Catherine Renew faced her fear of heights and abseiled off the Royal London helipad.
28 September 2017
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Use of Penthrox in Luton
Luton Airport Fire and Rescue Service has become the first airport in the UK to carry and administer Penthrox for pain and relief management as of last week.
28 September 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 28th September
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
28 September 2017
Stevenage Hub Opening 2017
Stevenage ambulance hub officially opens
Stevenage ambulance hub is officially opened.
28 September 2017
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Plans on track for ambulance response programme
The new NHS England operating model against new national standards, known as the ambulance response programme (ARP), will be phased in from next month as planned.
27 September 2017
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Trust achieves improved rating
Fantastic news has been received today (Wednesday) that ambulance service regulator NHS Improvement (NHSI) has given the Trust an improved rating.
27 September 2017
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Wellbeing begins at home: this week’s leadership message comes from Health and Wellbeing Manager, Debra Winterson
"Everyone who knows me will know I am passionate about anything and everything wellbeing. I think it touches everything we do, say and feel on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, my leadership message today has to be about looking after your own wellbeing."
26 September 2017
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Reassurance to call handlers following press
Chief Executive Officer Robert Morton gives reassurance to the Trust's 999 call handlers following negative national media coverage at the weekend.
25 September 2017
Robert Morton, CEO
This week’s leadership message comes from Robert Morton
In this week’s message, Robert looks at the White Ribbon Campaign, the recent PTS takeover week and the fantastic call handlers nominated for a national award.
21 September 2017
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Annual staff survey: help to make our Trust a better place to work
The NHS annual staff survey launches this month and everyone has an opportunity to share their views on the workplace and what they would like to see change.
21 September 2017
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Places still available for clinical briefing – book yours now!
This year’s clinical briefing days are being held next month on the 10th and 11th at Rowley Mile at Newmarket race course, covering all thing cardiac.
21 September 2017
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PTS crew travel to Scotland in the name of patient care
A crew from Patient Transport Service has been praised for great patient care after taking a patient in need from Scotland to Essex.
21 September 2017
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Join new e-learning mental health courses
Would you like to broaden your knowledge around mental health?
21 September 2017
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Changes to clinical waste collections
Changes to the way clinical waste is collected are being made as part of a system update.
21 September 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 21st September
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
21 September 2017
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Airport’s ambassador soaring after becoming 50,000th first aid learner with ambulance service
A Stansted Airport employee has been recognised by the region’s ambulance service for being part of a milestone in its bid to train thousands of people in first aid.
20 September 2017
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Calling Essex staff! Could you or someone you know foster?
Essex County Council is looking for more foster carers to help build better futures for hundreds of children in Essex.
20 September 2017
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Training session: learn more about Personality Disorders
Clinical staff are invited to a study day about personality disorders in Luton next month.
20 September 2017
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Places available at student paramedic conference
The Student Paramedic Conference is back for 2017, hosted by the University of East Anglia at the Norwich Research Campus.
19 September 2017
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This week’s message comes from Chief Executive, Robert Morton
I’d like to start this week by reflecting on Wednesday’s go-live for the biggest change for ambulance services in decades.
19 September 2017
Our EOC ARP champions
Introducing your control room ARP champions
Do you work in EOC and want to talk to someone about the Ambulance Response Programme (ARP)?
19 September 2017
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Super six become senior call handlers
Congratulations to six EOC colleagues who have completed their assessments to become senior call handlers.
18 September 2017
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Funeral arrangements for Alistair ‘Billy’ Harvey
Last week, we shared with you the sad news that our much-loved colleague Alistair ‘Billy’ Harvey has passed away.
18 September 2017
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National threat level changed to severe
The national threat level has been downgraded from critical to severe following the terror incident in London last Friday (15th September).
18 September 2017
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Coming to a station soon, new safety needles
Safety needle options have been reviewed to replace current intra-muscular needles for use across the service to help reduce needle stick injuries.
18 September 2017
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Report medical device failures to Datix
If a medical device fails or a problem develops when using it, report it via Datix.
16 September 2017
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National threat level increased
The national threat level has been changed to critical following the terror incident in London today (15th September).
16 September 2017
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Exciting opportunity to help develop rehabilitation technology
Trust clinicians are invited to attend an exciting event in Norwich focussing on rehabilitation from illness and injury.
16 September 2017
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HART take the plunge in Bedford training exercise
Staff from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) took part in a challenging water rescue training exercise in Bedford last week.
15 September 2017
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Nominations open for Unsung Hero Awards
The Unsung Hero Awards are back – a chance to celebrate our non-medical healthcare staff.
15 September 2017
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What is the death in benefits scheme?
When losing someone close to you, having some extra support can be greatly needed.
14 September 2017
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Nominate a colleague for the Trust awards
The Trust’s annual awards ceremony is back in November – an event to celebrate the special contribution, long service, qualifications and Chief Officer Commendations our staff, volunteers and stakeholders have made during the last year.
14 September 2017
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Don’t leave your equipment out in the cold
As we are coming into the winter months, different types of batteries in some of our devices can perform differently by being stored in cold temperatures.
14 September 2017
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Can you help with Restart a Heart Day?
Thousands of students learnt to save to life during Restart a Heart Day 2016 and this year’s event is fast approaching.
14 September 2017
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Join EHAAT’s monthly clinical governance day
The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance will be holding its clinical day on Tuesday, 19th September and EEAST colleagues are welcome to attend.
14 September 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 14th September
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
14 September 2017
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Finnbar's Force was strong at Norwich Adventure Day
Almost 4,000 people flocked to the special event held at Eaton Vale Activity Centre in Norwich on Sunday (10th September), helping to raise more than £10,000 for the Norfolk charity - Finnbar’s Force.
14 September 2017
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AACE publishes annual report
The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) has published its annual report online.
13 September 2017
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Thank you paramedics on World Sepsis Day
Paramedics at EEAST are being thanked for their assertiveness in diagnosing sepsis.
13 September 2017
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Praise to our people and the new ambulance standards: this week’s leadership message comes from Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery
This week Kevin looks at the final countdown to the Ambulance Response Programme (ARP) and a big thank you to staff.
12 September 2017
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The Kyle Files is back!
Jeremy Kyle and his cameras return this weekend
12 September 2017
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EEAST call handlers shortlisted for national award
It’s that time of year again where the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) awards one call handler in the UK with the prestigious title of Dispatcher of the Year.
11 September 2017
A charity concert will take place in Peterborough this week
Charity concert for Cameroon mission
Peterborough event will raise funds for charity quest
11 September 2017
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“I was scared to ask for more help”: EMT Vicky shares her story on World Suicide Prevention Day
Today (10th September) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Vicky, a technician from Cambridge, bravely shares her story.
10 September 2017
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Ambulance Response Programme update
This week's news includes an overview by Director of Service Delivery, Kevin Brown
08 September 2017
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day - #ITSOKAYTOTALK
This Sunday (10th September), is World Suicide Prevention Day - a day of raising awareness and reaching out to people who may be struggling in their lives.
08 September 2017
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Nominations now open for this year’s Trust awards!
The Trust’s annual awards will be taking place in November – and we want your nominations!
07 September 2017
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Book your place on our clinical briefing day
Places are available to staff and volunteers for next month’s clinical briefing day, covering all things cardiac.
07 September 2017
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Training and education drop-in sessions
Students on development pathways are invited to drop-in sessions with organisational leaders.
07 September 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 5th September
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
07 September 2017
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Ambulance open days raise money for charity
Emergency services were on show over the weekend with a series of station open days, raising hundreds of pounds for local charities.
06 September 2017
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Toddler reunited with paramedics after serious injury
Two-year-old walking again after serious injury
05 September 2017
Robert Morton, CEO
Being prepared for anything: this week’s leadership message comes from Robert Morton
This week, I have seen a number of staff involved with major incident training exercises. Although we never hope to be involved in such incidents, it is so important that we are prepared for the worst at all times, especially given recent events in the UK and across the world.
05 September 2017
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Men urged to support White Ribbon Campaign
Men working at EEAST are being called to arms to stand against violence towards women.
04 September 2017
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End of life care for people with learning disabilities
A guide to help improve end of life care for patients with a learning disability is available online.
02 September 2017
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Trust backs new acid attack guidance
EEAST backs new NHS guidance for victims of acid attacks
01 September 2017
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Paramedic JD consultation reminder
Reminder to have your say on paramedic job description (band 6)
01 September 2017
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Disposable tourniquets are coming
We will shortly be moving from our current blue fabric, reusable tourniquet to a single-use tourniquet.
01 September 2017
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All about Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha is a major celebration in the Islamic calendar, and begins on Friday. But what is the festival all about?
01 September 2017