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News archive from September 2020
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Message from the Executive team on the CQC inspection report
The Trust underwent a focused inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) during June and July. The results of the CQC’s inspection have been published today.
30 September 2020
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Community Responder Voice
All EEAST Community First Responders (and would-be CFRs), please join us for this MS Live Event, where CFR Co-ordinators and knowledegable EEAST Leads will debate and discuss what CFRs can do and could do.
30 September 2020
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Final call for ePCR Training Survey!
This is your opportunity to let us know the good, bad and ugly of current ePCR training and the support you need and want.
29 September 2020
Cultural Ambassador Programme
Cultural Ambassadors
Cultural Ambassadors are a pioneering new role for champions of fairness at work.
29 September 2020
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Peter Godden-Kent
We have had the sad news of the death of a local Community First Responder co-ordinator, Peter Godden-Kent.
29 September 2020
Get your free flu jab
Flu vaccines arrive tomorrow
The flu team are pleased to announce that the vaccines will arrive at the Trust tomorrow.
29 September 2020
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CAD and Risk Markers
The AOC and Patient Safety teams would like to share some organisational learning around CAD and Risk Markers and access to a property.
28 September 2020
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NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app
Earlier this week, the NHS COVID-19 app has been made widely available to download to anyone with a SMART phone.
25 September 2020
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Special award for blue light colleagues
Firefighters who supported the East of England Ambulance Service during the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic have been presented with a BBC award.
25 September 2020
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Cold and Flu vs Covid-19
As well as being in the midst of a global pandemic, we are now also approaching flu season.
24 September 2020
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Know someone who is ready for a new challenge?
Do you know any friends or family who need a new challenge, are inspired by your work or want to volunteer for the NHS? If so, we need your help!
24 September 2020
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HART incidents now captured on Portal
The Development Team has been working with HART to make information about the incidents they attend available on Portal.
24 September 2020
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Local BAME forum
BAME staff are being asked to please take part in our cultural change programme to better support BAME staff in our pilot area.
24 September 2020
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Working from home - latest guidance
Following this week’s announcement from the Prime Minister, we are once again being asked to work from home wherever possible.
24 September 2020
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Rescheduled Multi-Faith Network meeting
Our first meeting of the Trust Multi-Faith Network (MFN) will now be on Weds 7th October 0930-1100.
24 September 2020
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Learning from Cauda Equina claims webinar reminder
Due to popular demand, another webinar has been arranged to discuss learning from Cauda Equina claims.
24 September 2020
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DATIX Connectivity Issue
Our DATIX hosted provider is currently experiencing a problem with the server that our system is on.
23 September 2020
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Bi Visibility Day 2020
Today marks Bi Visibility day, a day to support bisexual people and to celebrate bisexual history and culture.
23 September 2020
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Clinical update - Face masks
This update reminds staff of the PPE guidance for wearing facemasks when working in ambulances and non-clinical settings.
22 September 2020
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Your feedback wanted on the new ePCR iPad scheme
Your questions on the new ePCR scheme are answered in our FAQ - plus we ask for your views on training.
22 September 2020
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Important update on airway management (updated)
Endo-tracheal Intubation (ETI) has been removed from the Paramedic scope of practice with immediate effect.
21 September 2020
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DATIX Planned Maintanence - 21st & 22nd September
Routine maintenance work is planned to be carried out on DATIX between the hours of 4.00am and 7.00am on the 21st and 22nd September.
18 September 2020
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Compassionate Conversation (Appraisal) Survey
We are currently reviewing Compassionate Conversations and need to get some feedback from staff on their experience.
18 September 2020
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Every Mind Matters: parents and carers
NHS England and Public Health England has launched a renewed drive to encourage parents and carers to take advantage of Every Mind Matters.
18 September 2020
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AuditOnline System Maintenance - 22nd September
Essential Maintenance on the Trusts AuditOnline system has been scheduled to commence on the 22nd September between 9am and pm.
18 September 2020
Choose Respect!
Hard-hitting campaign highlights affects of abuse
EEAST is responding to increased assaults and abuse against staff with a tough publicity campaign that spells out the impact of abuse.
17 September 2020
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Reminder to use bunkered fuel sites
Reminder to use our Bunkered Fuel sites to support the Trust in reducing the financial burden from the cost of fuel.
17 September 2020
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New Trust intranet and website project underway
We have begun work on a project to replace the Trust intranet and website with two brand new sites.
17 September 2020
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The role of the IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk provides IT support for every member of Trust staff right across the East of England region.
17 September 2020
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Simon King calls for us to all become BAME allies
Simon King is here to share his thoughts on how we can all support our BAME colleagues. He is joined by HR Recruitment Specialist Sheeba Shah.
16 September 2020
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Creating a colourful tribute to a much-loved colleague
Staff at Thurrock Ambulance Station have paid tribute to much-loved former colleague Neil Ruch.
16 September 2020
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Payroll team returned to core working hours
The payroll team have now returned to working their core hours (9am-5pm). In this article is contact details for members of the team.
16 September 2020
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South Beds Prize Bingo!
Many of us view our colleagues as an extension of our family and gain enormous support from them. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been impossible, at times, to meet up to aid our general wellbeing.
16 September 2020
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Can you knit? Cuddle Pockets needed
The Patient Safety Team require 600 ‘Cuddle Pockets’ for the compassionate conveyance of pre-term stillborn babies.
16 September 2020
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UPDATED: DATIX Intermittent Connectivity Issue
This has now been resolved.
15 September 2020
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Trust increase to REAP level 3
Due to current operational pressures, the Trust has moved from REAP level 2 to REAP level 3.
15 September 2020
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EEAST’s gratitude to committed cadets
Committed cadets have raised nearly £6,000 for our Trust after running, cycling and hiking the distance from Cambridge to Cape Town during lockdown.
15 September 2020
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Launching our 2020 flu campaign
Flu can be a serious illness and for many people it may be fatal. On average 11,000 people die from the flu every year.
14 September 2020
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Free webinar: importance of vital signs in deterioration and sepsis
Nursing Times, in partnership with Hillrom, is exploring the use of vital signs monitoring to better detect deterioration and sepsis in patients.
14 September 2020
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Funding Application Review - Now Open!
We are pleased to announce that the reviewed Funding Application Process is now open. Due to the current climate, the deadline for this quarter will be the 1st November 2020.
14 September 2020
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What to do when a member of staff is leaving
Further information and an update on HR3 leaver forms
13 September 2020
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Important information regarding Covid-19 guidance
On Wednesday 9th September we published an update to our Covid-19 guidance, which included the use of face masks within operational vehicles. This guidance was updated in error.
11 September 2020
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Clinical Update: Major Trauma patients with acute ECG changes – guidance on triage
Major trauma patients are complex to manage and often present us with complex logistic decisions regarding triage to the most appropriate hospital.
11 September 2020
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Air Ambulance Week
This week, we celebrated Air Ambulance Week. To mark the occasion, we invited Chris Neil, Critical Care Paramedic and NARS chairman, to discuss working in collaboration with EEAST and how to utilise the HEMS service.
11 September 2020
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National Ambulance Safeguarding awareness week
The week of 14th-18th September is our National Ambulance Safeguarding awareness week. There are a number of sessions which are available for staff and volunteers to book.
11 September 2020
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Emergency Services Network Briefing
The Emergency Services Network (ESN) is the replacement technology for our current Tetra based Airwaves.
10 September 2020
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New Research Newsletter is here!
EEAST’s Research team has released their new newsletter to update all staff what is happening in research across the Trust.
10 September 2020
World Suicide Prevention Day 2016
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day
This year’s theme for World Suicide Prevention day is 'Working Together to Prevent Suicide'.
10 September 2020
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Have you looked at your Total Reward Statement yet?
Your 2019 Total Reward Statement is now ready to view online.
10 September 2020
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More Patient Safety Live! Events coming soon
Following the success of the Trust’s first patient safety webinar, we are planning more in 2020.
10 September 2020
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#WeAreEEAST LGBT Network Meeting
The next meeting of #WeAreEEAST LGBT Network will take place on Wednesday 16th Sept from 18:00. The meeting will take place on Teams.
10 September 2020
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Invitation to take part in Manager’s Passport Training modules
The Recruitment department are rolling out a series of Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) titled Recruitment & Selection and Trac training modules.
09 September 2020
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Updated Covid-19 Instructions
As we know more about the coronavirus, guidance is continually updated.
09 September 2020
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AACE - Stamp Out Racism campaign
Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive, has pledged to play a fundamental role in achieving positive and lasting changes to stamp out racism.
09 September 2020
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Take 5 to prepare
The September issue of Take 5 to Prepare is here! This issue covers business continuity and organisational resilience.
09 September 2020
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Learning from Cauda Equina claims webinar
Due to popular demand, another webinar has been arranged to discuss learning from Cauda Equina claims.
09 September 2020
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EEAST Vitamin D survey results
The recent vitamin D survey was developed to understand ambulance staff awareness and risk of vitamin D deficiency.
09 September 2020
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Domestic abuse training
COVID-19 and the lockdown months have proved a worrying and isolating time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with abuse.
08 September 2020
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Learner Reference Group- Next Virtual Meeting 9th September
In order to continually drive forward Education & Training standards and improve our learner journey, a Learner Reference Group has been formed.
08 September 2020
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New dates for Spot the Signs sessions
Due to the recent success of the Spot the Signs suicide awareness course, we now have a number of other sessions available.
08 September 2020
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ETO’s increase Immersive Learning Sessions
Immersive learning or learning through scenarios is a really valuable tool in clinical education.
08 September 2020
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Informatics: The Information Team
The Information Team are a vital part of the wider informatics team. Find out more about what they do.
08 September 2020
Flu 2020 Contacts
08 September 2020
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Annual Public Meeting
The next Annual Public Meeting and our September Public Board meeting is being held virtually this Wednesday, 9th September.
07 September 2020
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JESIP - September News Update
Stay up-to-date with the latest JESIP news and updates!
07 September 2020
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EPCR update - what you need to know
There will be an update to ePCR on Thursday 10th September 2020 between 2am - 6am.
04 September 2020
GP Connect: giving information from GP’s patient records to EEAST crews
GP Connect planned go-live – 10th September
GP Connect is a portal that allows EEAST access to GP patient records
04 September 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
New contact details for the Wellbeing team
We have simplified the ways in which you can reach our wellbeing team.
03 September 2020
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Final Reminder: SWAP research study
ALL salaried EEAST staff are invited to take part in the SWAP (Staff Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel) survey.
03 September 2020
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Mental health support still greatest area of demand for ambulance charity
Mental health continues to be the largest service provided by The Staff Ambulance Charity (TSAC) according to their latest impact report for 2019/20, accounting for three in five of the total interventions they provide.
03 September 2020
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EEAST re-launches GoodSAM
Earlier this year, due to the pandemic, here at EEAST we took the decision to temporarily pause the deployment of responders via the GoodSAM App.
03 September 2020
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GP flu vaccinations
If you choose to have the vaccine at a location other than within the Trust it is important that you let us know you have been vaccinated so we can update our own records.
03 September 2020