News archive from January 2018
LGBT Ambulance Network
National Ambulance LGBT Network Conference 2018 – sign up!
The third annual conference of the national network is in August.
31 January 2018
Edward Boon meets his lifesavers
Cardiac arrest survivor thanks his lifesavers
A west Norfolk man has been reunited with his lifesavers, close to the anniversary of suffering a cardiac arrest.
31 January 2018
Chelmsford EOC
EOC lockdown update
Following a review, the EOC lockdown is expected to be removed on 12th February.
30 January 2018
Side of RRV with lozenge
New and existing driving related policies and procedures
A suite of new driving-related policies and procedures as well as updated existing guidance has been introduced.
30 January 2018
Denise Kendall and Anna Price
Getting ready to walk all over cancer
A member of the Trust's safeguarding team is preparing to take on an ultra-challenge to help walk all over cancer.
30 January 2018
Ambulance side shot
Fly high with a new opportunity at Stansted Airport
Our recent contract win to provide medical cover at Stansted means we now need to recruit four paramedics and four IAPs/ECAs.
29 January 2018
Twitter Bird Icon
Welcome to Twitter EEAST Ops Support
The Trust’s Operations Support directorate has launched a dedicated twitter feed.
29 January 2018
EEAST Lozenge and crest right aligned
Book your place on free wellbeing seminar
A free seminar will take place this spring focusing on mental health and wellbeing.
26 January 2018
Essex Crew promoting This is Me.
“This is me” – Helping dementia patients receive person-centred care
We're asking relatives and carers of people living with dementia to take a moment to fill in the support tool “This is me” booklet.
26 January 2018
Emma Nichols
Death of Essex Senior EMT
The Trust is sad to announce the death of North East Essex Senior Emergency Medical Technician Emma Nichols.
26 January 2018
EEAST Lozenge and crest right aligned
Vacancy and transfer list - 25th January
This week's HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
25 January 2018
Beccy, Mark and Timothy White with call handler Sue Lamonte.
Praise for call handler who helped deliver baby
A Cambridgeshire couple have praised an ambulance call handler who assisted with the birth of their first child.
25 January 2018
Quality Boards
Quality Board Roll Out
New Quality and Improvement boards are being rolled out across the Trust.
25 January 2018
Yarmouth response post.
New response post in Great Yarmouth
A new ambulance response post has opened in a Norfolk town, thanks to a partnership with the county’s fire and rescue service.
24 January 2018
Transparent EEAST crest
Late finishes - we're listening
The Trust is working with a staff group and in partnership with UNISON to find a new way of trying to reduce the instances and duration of late finishes.
23 January 2018
flu jabs   senior team
Last chance to get your flu vaccination
With February fast approaching, time is running out to get yourself vaccinated against flu.
23 January 2018
RRV line up blue sky
Dunmow fire station RTC demonstration event
Are you clinical? Have you ever wanted to know more about the fire service procedures in dealing with RTCs? If so then this is the event for you!
23 January 2018
Transparent EEAST crest
January Board meeting - you're invited!
Our next public Board meeting is being held on Wednesday, 24th January in Melbourn.
22 January 2018
TASC Logo
The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC) video
A new video has been released by the Ambulance Staff Charity to raise awareness of the service they provide.
20 January 2018
Ambulance side shot
Calling all clinical staff! ATMIST presentation now available to view
The use of ATMIST is the region wide standardised format for providing a handover and a pre-alert.
19 January 2018
Green flu fighter bug
Flu hospital admissions up 11 per cent in a week
Flu hospitalisation rates have risen by 11 per cent in the last week, according to new figures from Public Health England.
19 January 2018
Trust crest and UNISON logo
Meal breaks
Update on meal breaks from UNISON and EEAST.
18 January 2018
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Vacancy and transfer list - 18th January
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
18 January 2018
Trust crest and UNISON logo
Holiday pay
Update on holiday pay from UNISON and EEAST.
18 January 2018
Trust crest and UNISON logo
UNISON and EEAST agreement over student Paramedics - Update.
Update on UNISON and EEAST agreement over student paramedics.
18 January 2018
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Learnzone offline (Monday, 22nd January)
Essential maintenance to take place on Monday, 22nd January on LearnZone.
18 January 2018
New defibrillator 2   May 2014
Cold Defib reminder
Store defibs and AEDs in the warm to keep them working in the cold weather.
18 January 2018
MCA Act leaflet
Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act pocket guides now available
EEAST has developed a pocket guide to support all patient-facing staff about both the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
17 January 2018
RRV with blurred paramedic
Discount available for staff to attend eALS course
Places are available for staff on an e-Advanced Life Support (eALS) course at the University of East Anglia (UEA) on Saturday, 17th March.
17 January 2018
Chelmsford EOC
Lockdown extended at EOCs
A lockdown of the Trust's EOCs has been extended until 29th January.
16 January 2018
Transparent EEAST crest
Death of former Essex ECP
The Trust is sad to announce the death of former south east Essex Emergency Care Practitioner Nigel Davies.
16 January 2018
flu jabs   senior team
VIDEO: Increase in flu cases reported
Have you seen reports of so-called ‘Australian flu’ in the media?
15 January 2018
Brew Monday
Seven things you can do to shake off the January blues
Monday 15th January is Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year.
11 January 2018
New shift summary envelopes.
Shift summary envelopes rolled-out following YOUR feedback
Following a successful trial, new shift summary envelopes have been rolled out Trust-wide.
11 January 2018
Robert Morton, CEO
This week's leadership message comes from Chief Executive Robert Morton
Robert reflects on winter pressures, hospital handover delays and Independent Service Review.
11 January 2018
AED Defib Icon
Part-funding available for AEDs from BHF
Funding is still available via the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for defibrillators.
10 January 2018
Hidden Gems
Recognise a Hidden Gem
With unprecedented call volumes and winter pressures, there are many staff working above and beyond their normal duties and roles.
10 January 2018
Ambulance side shot
Plea for vigilance after nitrous oxide theft
Staff are being urged to stay vigilant following reports of thefts of medical gases across the country.
10 January 2018
REAP 3
Trust returns to REAP level 3 – severe pressure
The Trust has returned to REAP level 3 severe pressure following 10 days of escalation to REAP level 4 extreme pressure.
10 January 2018
Transparent EEAST crest
Death of PTS ambulance liaison officer
The Trust is sad to announce the death of West Essex PTS Ambulance Liaison Officer Dilys Jack.
09 January 2018
Bedford EOC 1
EOC lockdown
The Trust’s EOCs have been put in lockdown today (8th January).
08 January 2018
NHS logo
The NHS in the spotlight
The NHS has been in the spotlight this week following the extreme pressures on the whole system.
06 January 2018
Workshop busy
Keeping fleet firmly on the ground
Fleet teams are working tirelessly to make sure vehicles and the kit on board is safe and ready to use in the extreme pressures the Trust is currently facing.
06 January 2018
Sepsis
Sepsis conference to take place in Birmingham
An conference all about Sepsis is taking place in Birmingham next month.
06 January 2018
EEAST RRVs and amb on scene
Planning ahead for another busy weekend
As the immense demand on the Trust continues, we are planning ahead for another expected busy weekend.
05 January 2018
Chapelfield exercise Norwich   March 2015
Understanding more about the risks from terrorists
A series of videos have been released for staff to help them better understand the terrorism threat currently faced in the UK.
05 January 2018
Thank you note pic
Thank you to all of our staff
Thank you – that is message from senior leaders at the Trust during one of the most challenging times it has ever seen.
04 January 2018
Norwich PTS vehicles
PTS contract secured
EEAST has signed a contract to provide patient transport services in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
04 January 2018
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Vacancy and transfer list - 4th January
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
04 January 2018
Exec   Sandy Brown New OPT
Under pressure: this week's leadership message from Sandy Brown, Director of Nursing & Clinical Quality
This week's leadership message from Sandy Brown, Director of Nursing & Clinical Quality
04 January 2018
Hands typing on keyboard
New Auditing Tool – AuditOnline
A new audit tool has been introduced for ACQI clinical auditing and safety walkabout checklist auditing.
03 January 2018
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Christian Ambulance Network's first meeting to take place
The first meeting of the Christian Ambulance Network (CAN) is to be held on Wednesday, 10th January in Bedford.
03 January 2018
PSIT
PSIT save one thousand DSA working hours
Clinical staff are asked if they want to join team that has already saved more than 1,000 hours of DSA working time this Christmas.
02 January 2018
Bedford EOC 1
Service experiences unprecedented demand
Thank you to all our staff and volunteers who worked over New Year.
02 January 2018
This is me landscape
This is me – have you used the dementia booklet?
Staff experiences are being gathered about the benefit of dementia support booklets.
02 January 2018
AWE Chelmsford
All Women in EEAST (AWE) hold first local meeting
All Women in EEAST (AWE) members have held their first local meeting in Chelmsford.
02 January 2018

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