News archive from November 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 30th November
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
30 November 2017
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Christmas annual leave restrictions
Ops colleagues with a clause in their contract that restrict them from booking annual leave over the Christmas will now have this clause removed.
30 November 2017
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Major incidents: would you know where to find information?
A page on our website has been launched to help staff know what to do during a major or significant incident.
30 November 2017
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Is your area top of the flu fighter league?
Congratulations to our top five flu fighter areas who have achieved high vaccination uptake this year.
30 November 2017
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The value of respect: an update from Lindsey Stafford-Scott, Director of People and Culture
This week’s exec message focusing on our value of respect, comes from Director of People and Culture Lindsey Stafford-Scott.
30 November 2017
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National banding agreement update
The Trust has now started the work needed in order to implement the necessary changes regarding national banding agreement - transitional arrangements.
30 November 2017
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Badges mark volunteer recognition
A range of badges has been launched by the Trust to recognise the dedication of service given by volunteers.
30 November 2017
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New faces - heading to a station near you
Welcome aboard our newest recruits.
30 November 2017
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EEAST team members inspire the future generation of clinicians
This week our Patient and Public Involvment team were invited to Thurston College for the annual recruitment fair.
29 November 2017
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Don’t Choose to Abuse – Robert Morton’s video message about our new campaign
The Trust today launches a new campaign highlighting verbal and physical abuse against our staff.
29 November 2017
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Out with BlackBerries, in with smartphones - the next steps
Following the recent NTK article regarding the agile working project, IT is pleased to report that the preparatory work for this solution has been configured and is ready to be rolled out.
29 November 2017
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What you really need to know - your questions answered
Thank you to everyone for engaging with us and sharing your questions. Here are your questions answered.
29 November 2017
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Ambulance community hits back at Mail Technician story
An article has been published yesterday (27th Nov) in the Daily Mail discussing ambulances trusts sending Technicians to incidents instead of paramedics
28 November 2017
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NHS branding and the EEAST style
Adopting the new-look branding that ahead of NHS England changes next month.
28 November 2017
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Suffolk's got a brand new bag
A new Red Bag scheme which will help Suffolk care home residents receive quicker and more effective care should they need to go into hospital.
27 November 2017
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Death of Nick Del Gaudio
The Trust would like to inform colleagues of the sad passing of EMT Nick Del Gaudio.
27 November 2017
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Pancreatic cancer awareness month - do you know the signs?
November has been pancreatic awareness month and with almost 10,000 people newly diagnosed with the disease each year within the UK, it is something that affects a huge number of people.
26 November 2017
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What you really need to know - The situation
We have addressed the facts and the Trust feels it now needs to look toward the future.
25 November 2017
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Staff urged to stand against violence against women for White Ribbon Day
Today, 25th November, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – also known as White Ribbon Day.
25 November 2017
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What you really need to know - Hot topics
Following our communication yesterday we know there are some talking points amongst staff.
24 November 2017
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It's the final countdown! Your final week to complete the staff survey
If you haven’t filled out your staff survey it’s not too late to have your say. As the closing date approaches, we’ve busted some myths about the survey
24 November 2017
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What you really need to know - Trade union discussions
The Trust is going through some tough times regarding local UNISON relations – and we think you need to know what the situation is.
23 November 2017
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Don't use your phone behind the wheel: The latest campaign from THINK!
Nearly 500 drivers have been caught in Hertfordshire for using a handheld mobile phone while at the wheel since the penalties doubled earlier this year.
23 November 2017
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EOC staff raise funds for Children in Need
Our three EOC’s across the region joined forces on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th November to raise funds for Children in Need.
23 November 2017
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The communications team would love to hear from you!
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?
23 November 2017
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Make a sick child smile this Christmas
If you are looking for a way to give something back this Christmas then this may be your answer. David King, a clinician from HART is running a toy collection for Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
23 November 2017
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New early intervention vehicle starts in Great Yarmouth and Waveney
Patients who suffer a fall in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are set to benefit from extra support from a new initiative which launched last week.
23 November 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 23rd November
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
23 November 2017
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Trust recognises heroic lifeguards
A team of lifeguards have been recognised for their heroic actions in saving the life of a swimmer.
21 November 2017
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How you can support Don’t Choose to Abuse campaign
Next week, the Trust will launch a new public campaign to highlight the unacceptable face of emergency care.
20 November 2017
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Urgent Corpuls units to be removed form service
There are 17 Corpuls modules that must NOT be used in a clinical environment, must be removed from service immediately and isolated.
20 November 2017
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Rearrangement of Corpuls accessory pouches and correct coiling of cable
Clinical Engineering are currently experiencing a high failure rate of SPO2 cables across the Trust
20 November 2017
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Expression of interests for Patient Safety Intervention team (PSIT)
A number of small teams are being introduced across the Trust to help support extended delays at our receiving acute hospitals.
20 November 2017
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Munro jackets
The Trust would be pleased to support and put forward the idea of Munro jackets to the national ambulance procurement group for their consideration, as we procure all uniform through a national framework.
18 November 2017
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Death of a retired EEAST colleague
The Trust is sad to share the news that Alfred Green, a retired colleague who worked at EEAST for over 20 years until September 1996, passed away last week.
16 November 2017
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New medical director for NHS England
Professor Stephen Powis has been appointed as new national medical director replacing the outgoing Sir Bruce Keogh.
16 November 2017
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Places available on STOP suicide workshops
Following on from the success of the STOP Suicide workshops held in June, the Trust are running a further two courses this month.
16 November 2017
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Celebrating our staff and volunteers
A day of celebration recognised almost 200 staff and volunteers yesterday (Wednesday, 15th November).
16 November 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 16th November
This week's HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
16 November 2017
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How you can help in a major incident
We know that when major or significant incidents occur, our staff want to know how they can help even if they are off duty.
14 November 2017
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Introducing the JET service
The Joint Emergency Team, known as JET, operates across Cambridgeshire and is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.
14 November 2017
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Five years of educating Peterborough
It began when Steve Wainwright overheard a phone call asking for the ambulance service to visit a Peterborough school.
14 November 2017
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Get your flu vaccination on self care week
Today (13th November) marks the start of national self care week, which runs until 19th November.
13 November 2017
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Staff survey reminder: it's not too late to have your say
It’s that time of the year again where you have the chance to have your say, and help us to build a better and stronger EEAST.
10 November 2017
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New Clinical Quality Matters and Security Matters available to download
Our latest issue of Clinical Quality Matters and Security Matters, focussing on all things security within EEAST and clinical learning from our SIs, has been published.
10 November 2017
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Clinical guidance for shortage of adrenaline 1:1,000 syringes
There is a national shortage of pre-filled adrenaline 1:1,000 syringes. This is likely to continue for some months resulting in a need for the Trust to restock with ampoules.
09 November 2017
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The ins and outs of the flu jab
What’s the point of having the vaccine? What do you do if you have already had your jab elsewhere? How do I book the flu bus? These are just some of the questions we have received from around the Trust.
09 November 2017
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The mental capacity and mental health acts
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Mental Health Act (MHA) are acts of law, but make very different statements from one another about what we are expected to do to support patients…
09 November 2017
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Short film released to mark World Antibiotics Awareness week
A short drama film on antibiotic resistance is set to be released to the public on Monday (13th November) to mark World Antibiotics Awareness Week.
09 November 2017
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Reminder: places still available on stroke study day
Clinical staff are invited to attend a study day exploring the future of stroke that will take place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
09 November 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 9th November
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
09 November 2017
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Recent court case
Yesterday a member of staff pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child for sex following online grooming. As a trust we condemn these behaviour and actions as they have no place in our ambulance service
09 November 2017
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Social media guidance: know the dos and don’ts of using platforms responsibly
More and more EEAST staff and volunteers are using social media to represent themselves.
08 November 2017
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Winter is here – have you had your flu jab?
It’s getting colder outside, so protect yourself this winter and make sure you get your flu jab.
08 November 2017
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'Behind the headlines': Transparency and clarity when working with the media
The Trust has introduced a new feature on eastamb.nhs.uk which will help stakeholders see the whole of EEAST responses to media outlets.
08 November 2017
Luke Chapman meets his lifesavers.
Father thanks his lifesavers after drama at the dogs
A father-of-two praised his “heroes” in green after being reunited with the ambulance staff who helped save his life.
07 November 2017
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Funeral arrangements for John Hemmingfield
Last month, the Trust announced the sad news that John Hemmingfield, who worked as our courier passed away on Monday 23rd October.
06 November 2017
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Commercial Training Team launch FREC 3 courses
The Commercial Training Team have just launched their First Response Emergency Care Level 3 courses.
04 November 2017
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Night closures on the A1
Over the next couple of months, there will be planned night closures on the A1 from the junctions 6-8, which have the potential of causing some disruption.
03 November 2017
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New team recognition by senior leaders
A new commitment to recognising the hard work and dedication of staff throughout the organisation has been set up by the Senior Leadership Board, otherwise known as SLB.
03 November 2017
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National banding agreement -transitional arrangements
Following consultation with UNISON the Trust has agreed to enter into a local agreement – click here for the full agreement.
02 November 2017
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Get involved with Jabathon tweet chat
Are you leading on the roll-out of flu vaccinations in your area?
02 November 2017
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Book your place at Sepsis conference in London
A conference dedicated to improving recognition and managing sepsis will be taking place in London this month and all EEAST staff will be offered a 50% discount on the cost of their conference fee.
02 November 2017
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There’s still time to nominate a colleague for Unsung Hero Awards
The deadline for the Unsung Hero Awards, a ceremony to celebrate our non-medical healthcare staff has been extended.
02 November 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list –2nd November
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
02 November 2017

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