News archive from November 2019
Ops Instruction
Change in handover process at NNUH
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have identified two incidents recently where patients have been inadvertently administered medical air, not oxygen.
29 November 2019
Dean Hewiston
Help Dean fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK
Dean Hewitson, who has incurable advanced stage prostate cancer, is fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK. Help him reach his £1,500 target.
29 November 2019
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Carol Service 2019
Norfolk Emergency Services are holding a Carol Service at St Peter Mancroft on December 18th.
29 November 2019
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Payroll cut-off dates
The cut-off date for payroll will be 5th December 2019, as the pay day will be 20th December 2019.
29 November 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
We are pleased to confirm that 29 stations, spread across all areas of the Trust, have now gone live.
28 November 2019
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Do you know the correct manual handling process?
Helping to lift or move someone can be an incredibly vulnerable experience for our patients.
28 November 2019
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CFR Falls Pilot Expansion
The Trust has been working on an innovative approach to develop the scope of community first responders to attend non-injury falls.
28 November 2019
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Bare Below the Elbows procedure change
Following a national agreement in the interest of ensuring best practice, all UK Ambulance Trusts have adopted the NHS Bare Below the Elbows (BBE) policy.
28 November 2019
Archie Roques
Call handler helps save life on ride-out
One of our fantastic call handlers, Archie Roques, was on a ride-out from Longwater, when he helped a patient recover from a cardiac arrest in September.
27 November 2019
Martin Grove - Get me to the Arctic
Help get your colleague to the Arctic
Martin Grove, Emergency Medical Technician at Waveney is asking for our support to help get him to the Arctic.
27 November 2019
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Data Protection Officer
Following the introduction of the DPA 2018 and GDPR in May 2018, all public authorities are required to have a named Data Protection Officer (DPO).
27 November 2019
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Slow internet speeds
Update: slow internet speeds across the Trust have now been resolved.
25 November 2019
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Urgent message from Executive colleagues
Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, offers his heartfelt sympathies about the recent staff deaths and offers support on behalf of the whole executive leadership team.
22 November 2019
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
Experienced nurses to join EEAST
Nurses with experience of A&E and critical care, are being recruited for training in frontline ambulance service roles, as part of a new pilot in Hertfordshire.
22 November 2019
Records
22 November 2019
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New Journal Subscriptions
The LKS ASE (Library & Knowledge Service for NHS Ambulance Services in England) now subscribes to the following journals, which are accessible via a NHS OpenAthens account.
22 November 2019
EXEC UPDATE
Sudden death of paramedic mentor in Luton
The Trust is extremely sad to announce the death of Richard Grimes, a colleague from our Luton station, where he was a paramedic mentor.
21 November 2019
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Corporate consultations continued
Last chance to give your view on our draft 2020-2025 Corporate Strategy, at our final, upcoming consultations.
21 November 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your weekly update - who's going live now and what’s happening with the Working Party Timelines...
21 November 2019
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Domestic Violence and Abuse Policy
A new Domestic Violence and Abuse Policy has been added to East24.
21 November 2019
National LGBT Conference 2018
Next LGBT meeting
The next #WeAreEEAST LGBT meeting will take place at 18:30 at Chelmsford Training School on 12th December.
21 November 2019
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Situation: Background: Assessment: Response
In tough situations, it can be hard to communicate with other people quickly and effectively. SBAR is a communication tool for situations that aren’t an emergency.
20 November 2019
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EEAST uniform amnesty
As part of looking at Cost Improvement Plans (CIPs) across the Trust, we are having a ‘Uniform Amnesty’!
20 November 2019
Beverley McWilliams
EEAST welcomes new Safeguarding Specialist
We welcome Beverley McWilliams; the Trust's new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Specialist/Social Worker since the end of October 2019.
20 November 2019
HSJ Awards 2019
EEAST projects celebrated on national stage
Two initiatives taking place at EEAST have been recognised on the national stage after being named as finalists in the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2019.
20 November 2019
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Winter coats
The supply of winter jackets has now moved away from Keela, due to the limitations in supply the company placed upon the Trust.
19 November 2019
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Learning from serious incidents: headache
Our latest Learning from Incidents Summaries looks at the case of a woman with a headache - which later proved to be a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
19 November 2019
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Christmas pay date 2019
It may still seem a while off yet until Christmas (35 days) but this year the Christmas pay date will be Friday 20th December.
19 November 2019
PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Ben Hawkins, Julie Manners, Sarah Park, Bernie Dean , Pauline Dean, Dianne Jenkins, Phil Alexander.
Our lifesaving crew meet cardiac arrest survivor
Thanks to our crews, a man is lucky to be alive after surviving a cardiac arrest outside hospital, where the survival rate is around 8%.
19 November 2019
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Sudden death of Hertfordshire colleague
The Trust is extremely sad to announce the death of Christopher Gill, a friend and colleague from Welwyn Garden City Ambulance Station, where he was a paramedic.
18 November 2019
Norfolk Emergency Services Carol Service
Norfolk Emergency Services Carol Service
EEAST staff are warmly welcome to attend the Norfolk Emergency Services Carol Service in Norwich on 18th December 2019 at 6pm.
18 November 2019
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Trust phones on the EE SIM network
Is your Trust phone or device using the EE SIM network? This service is due to finish at the end of November.
18 November 2019
International Fraud Awareness Week - 17-23 November 2019
Play your part in fighting fraud
As the Trust takes part in International Fraud Awareness Week (17-23 November), this article explains how NHS fraud affects us all and what we can do.
18 November 2019
EEAST LGBT Conference 2019
Reflections on National LGBT Conference
Liam Ferris, Tactical Assistant in PVSH, shares his experience of attending the National LGBT Conference.
16 November 2019
National Student Paramedic Conference
Success at student paramedic conference
More than 300 delegates and around 20 support staff and speakers attended a one-day National Student Paramedic Conference
15 November 2019
Incidents
15 November 2019
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New children safeguarding guidance
Safeguarding guidance has been produced following an increase in Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR).
15 November 2019
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Changes to screen wash
As winter approaches, road dirt increases and the temperature drops.
15 November 2019
Stars of EEAST Awards 2019
Staff and volunteers shine at annual awards
Some of the Trust's most inspiring and dedicated staff and volunteers were celebrated in the annual Stars of EEAST Awards on Tuesday 12th November 2019.
14 November 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your weekly update - who's going live and next steps.
14 November 2019
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Reminder: DayOne closure
This is a reminder to all staff that PAM’s DayOne service is now closed across the whole Trust. Staff are advised to report to line managers instead.
14 November 2019
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FFP3 face mask for staff
Read about the Trust's FFP3 face masks and why, when and where you should wear one.
14 November 2019
Clinical Instruction
Gaining emergency access
Following two incidents where crews have attempted to force entry to a property using an oxygen cylinder, we would like to remind you of the options available to you.
14 November 2019
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New products for December 2019
Two products, the Boehringer Mannheim (BM) monitor and tympanic thermometer, will be changed in early December 2019. This update includes factsheets for the new devices.
13 November 2019
Career masterclass
Early Career Fellowships Masterclass
Would you like to combine your clinical practice with research and professional leadership development? Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are providing a free masterclass.
13 November 2019
Election photo 2019
Guidance during purdah
As you will be aware, we are now in a pre-election period, also referred to as ‘purdah’, which will end once a government has been formed, on or after 13th December 2019.
12 November 2019
EXEC UPDATE
Update on court hearing
A former EEAST employee appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on 11th November, in connection with the alleged rape and sexual assault of a number of women.
12 November 2019
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Sudden death of Norwich AOC colleague
The Trust is extremely sad to announce the death of Luke Wright (Baldwin); a friend and colleague within the Norwich AOC, where he was a dispatcher.
11 November 2019
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Suffolk volunteers receive generous donation and award
The Haverhill CFRs have recently been awarded a cheque for £1,000 and a glass trophy by the Haverhill Show.
08 November 2019
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Medication Alert: prefilled adrenaline
Today (07/11/2019) there has been a discovery of a pre-filled syringe box of Adrenaline 1mg in 10ml (1:10,000) that contained no drug. Please follow these immediate actions.
07 November 2019
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Changes to recording and managing fleet
We are changing the way we record and manage vehicles with defect, so there is a single point of contact through the PVSH (People and Vehicle Service Hub).
07 November 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your weekly update - who's going live and next steps.
07 November 2019
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Keep up to date with our EEAST BME Network on Twitter
We’ve recently launched the EEAST BME Network account on Twitter.
07 November 2019
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Basildon sponsored sleep-out
Kind-hearted Trust staff are preparing to spend a night sleeping under the stars, to raise awareness and vital funds for Basildon’s homeless community.
06 November 2019
Staff survey 2019
Still time to have your say
There is still time for you to complete your staff survey, if you have not done so already. Deadline: 29th November.
05 November 2019
Building blocks
Monthly cascade briefings
Part of our improvement journey involves increasing levels of staff engagement, so that our people feel well informed about key developments within the Trust.
05 November 2019
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New End of Life Research Study
SECAMB Research and Development Department is looking for HCPC-registered paramedics to participate in a new national research study.
04 November 2019
Mercedes MacFarlane, Multi-Agency Safeguarding Specialist and Social Worker
Trust's new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Specialist
The Trust welcomes Mercedes MacFarlane as the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Specialist/Social Worker.
04 November 2019
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Do you have any unwanted uniform?
As part of looking at Cost Improvement Plans across the Trust, we are asking you to return any unwanted uniform.
03 November 2019
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How to care for my AED
Guidance on how to care for your Automated external defibrillator (AED) this winter.
03 November 2019
JR Calc Guidelines 2019
Update: 2019 JRCALC Guidelines
2019 JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines pocket guides will be delivered to stations over the coming weeks.
02 November 2019
NIHR Your Path in Research campaign
How to get involved in research!
The National Institute for Health Research has launched a campaign to inspire health care professionals to get more involved in research.
02 November 2019
Booklet 2 Commonly encountered mental health conditions
New mental health booklet available to staff
The much awaited 'Booklet 2: Commonly encountered mental health conditions' is now available to all clinical staff.
01 November 2019
Movember logo 2019
Movember is here!
Today is the start of Movember and there are lots of ways you can get involved, to change the face of men's health. Read how...
01 November 2019

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