News archive from December 2020
Tom Davis -- We are EEAST Live Dec 30
WeAreEEAST Briefing 30th December 2020
WeAreEEAST Briefing, Wednesday 30th December with Dr Tom Davis, Acting CEO and Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer.
31 December 2020
Webinar
Learning from child deaths event
Suffolk Child Death Review Team are holding an online Learning from Child Deaths event.
31 December 2020
Barry Jarvis
Death of Barry Jarvis - updated
Following the sad death of Barry Jarvis, we've updated this message with details of how colleagues can pay their respects.
31 December 2020
Vaccination
Basildon vaccination centre
Basildon hospital has opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic accepting patient-facing EEAST staff.
29 December 2020
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This week's We Are EEAST briefing details
This week's WeAreEEAST briefing will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
29 December 2020
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Working with London Ambulance Service
In recent days, the Trust, has been providing assistance to London Ambulance Service to help them maintain their response to patients.
28 December 2020
Ops Instruction
New Ops Instructions
These instructions provide guidance on Handover Protocol, Vehicles Based Cohorting and being COVID secure in buildings and vehicles.
26 December 2020
COVID-19
COVID-19: new variant update
An update on current national review of the variant strain of COVID-19
25 December 2020
Water Incidents
Flood warnings for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk
The Environment Agency has currently over 100 flood warnings including areas across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk
24 December 2020
We Are EEAST Briefing
We Are EEAST Briefing - 23rd December 2020
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
24 December 2020
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Being Well at Christmas
Many of us have been looking forward to Christmas this year. And after a tough year, more than ever.
24 December 2020
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Paramedic Progression 2021
The job adverts for the upcoming paramedic progression courses have now gone live.
24 December 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Helplines and resources available during the Festive period
Here at EEAST we know that Christmas can be a very difficult time for many, for a number of reasons.
24 December 2020
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FOIs and subject access requests – what you need to know
What to do if they are asked for information as part of a subject access request (SAR) or freedom of information (FOI) request.
24 December 2020
CPD event
University of Herts Level 6 PEd course
The Trust are excited to announce that applications are now open for the University of Hertfordshire (UOH) Practice educator (PEd) Level 6 course.
24 December 2020
Marcus Bailey
Leadership message from Marcus Bailey
This week's leadership message comes from our Chief Operating Officer, Marcus Bailey.
23 December 2020
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Important notification regarding Adult Nebuliser Mask Kit
The Trust has been advised by Intersurgical of a possible fault with the Adult Nebuliser Mask Kit.
23 December 2020
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
New Safeguarding training modules
The Safeguarding team are rolling out a series of Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) modules.
23 December 2020
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Notification of Emergency Datix Maintenance
Essential Server Maintenance is scheduled to be completed on the Datix system on 22nd Dec 2020 between 18.00hrs and 20.00hrs.
22 December 2020
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This week's WeAreEEAST briefing details
This week's WeAreEEAST briefing will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
22 December 2020
Patient Safety Update
Inappropriate placement of pulse oximeter probes
The inappropriate placement of pulse oximetry probes can produce a reading up to 50% lower or 30% higher than the real value.
22 December 2020
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
Transformation library opening
The Project Management Office (PMO) are looking for volunteers to contribute to a new Transformation Library which will support anyone needing advice and guidance on how to develop a successful service improvement project.
22 December 2020
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We Are EEAST Briefing - 17th December 2020
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
21 December 2020
Government COVID-19 guidelines mean we must forego sharing food this Christmas
COVID-19 workplace guidelines: no sharing of food
Staff are reminded that no sharing of food and drink should take place in the workplace.
21 December 2020
Keech Hospice Care
Free courses and masterclasses for EEAST clinicians
Keech Hospice care are providing a number of courses which are free for EEAST Clinicians to register for.
21 December 2020
Fire Extinguisher
Extinguishers to be serviced
All fire extinguishers across the Trust are to be serviced by Chubb Fire and your assistance is asked in ensuring engineers can access all areas.
19 December 2020
NPAS
National Police Air Service (NPAS) scope and capabilities
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has circulated guidance to emergency services as a reminder of the level of support they provide.
19 December 2020
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Behind the scenes of the ePCR project - newsletter
The latest edition of the ePCR udpate project newsletter looks at software testing and other behind-the-scenes activities as the pilot programme continues.
19 December 2020
Counter Terrorism
Counter Terrorism toolkit
materials you can use in the coming weeks, Counter Terrorism Policing has created an easy to use toolkit containing advice on security minded comms, internal and external assets to help you communicate effectively about countering terrorism with your staff and customers.
19 December 2020
Vaccination
Covid-19 Vaccination update
The Covid-19 vaccination of the elderly population is well underway and this priority will continue throughout next week.
18 December 2020
Webinar
End of Life Study Day
An End of Life Study day is being held on 26th January 2021. This online training day is free and open to all EEAST clinicians .
18 December 2020
Ops Instruction
OPS INSTRUCTION - Delayed Handover Protocol
Operational Instruction 101 - Delayed Handover Protocol: Patient Safety in the Community has been updated.
18 December 2020
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Christmas Message from the Christian Ambulance Association
Christmas is just around the corner and the Trust Multi-Faith Network are taking the opportunity to remind us about the meaning of Christmas for Christians.
17 December 2020
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Diabetes: How far have we come? How far have we to go?
To mark Disability History Month, members of EEAST’s Disability Support Network have been looking into the history of their own disabilities.
17 December 2020
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COVID-19 point-of-care testing survey
The CONDOR programme has designed a survey to understand the views of ambulance staff and COVID-19 testing in pre-hospital settings.
17 December 2020
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Mental Health Provisions: Kays Medical Update
In order to enhance their psychological support services, Kays Medical have been working closely with EEAST Wellbeing to ensure the most appropriate interventions are in place for our staff.
16 December 2020
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This week's WeAreEEAST briefing details
This week’s We Are EEAST Briefing will take place on Thursday afternoon.
16 December 2020
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Apprentice Paramedic Pathway
EEAST are teaming up with University of Cumbria (UoC), to provide a Level 6 Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship programme.
16 December 2020
The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Death of Barclay Mason announced
We've had sad news from colleagues at Princess Alexandra Hospital, following the death of Barclay Mason, one of their senior ED nurses.
16 December 2020
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Background Graphics for Microsoft Teams
This year has seen an enormous rise in virtual meetings and a new way of working for most of our staff. Therefore, we have introduced new corporate graphics to be used on all Trust video calls on Microsoft Teams.
15 December 2020
December Calendar
Alternate Boxing Day Public Holiday
Boxing Day falls on a Saturday this year, you can nominate either Saturday 26th or Monday 28th December as your public holiday for pay purposes.
15 December 2020
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Survey: Communicating to patients with hearing loss
COVID-19 has caused many difficulties particularly when attending a patient with hearing loss and having to wear face masks.
15 December 2020
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Free online research courses for all
The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) Coordinating Centre runs two MOOCs (free online courses) on Futurelearn.
15 December 2020
COVID-19
COVID Marshalls appointed
The Trust has appointed COVID Marshalls (one for each sector) who will be conducting site inspections.
15 December 2020
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Guidance Document for Ventilation
The Guidance Document for Ventilation provides guidance for using ventilation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
15 December 2020
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Clinical Waste
We are currently experiencing significant increases in clinical waste being generated through our Ambulances services and COVID-19 cleaning procedures.
14 December 2020
WeAreEEAST 1112
We Are EEAST Briefing - 11th December 2020
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
14 December 2020
Podcast
New domestic abuse podcast
Central Bedfordshire are currently producing a series of Domestic Abuse podcasts called Relationships Shouldn’t Hurt.
14 December 2020
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Integrated Improvement Programme
The Programme Management Office (PMO) works with colleagues across the Trust to lead and support the management of projects.
14 December 2020
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999 EMS Research Forum date change
Due to unforeseen circumstances the 999 EMS Research Forum 2021 has been moved to Tuesday 23 March 2021.
13 December 2020
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Identification of patients with EoL care needs
Last year EEAST paramedics were invited to participate in a national research survey (PIEOL) on the identification of patients with end of life care (EoLC) needs.
12 December 2020
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The new ePCR system and working with acute hospitals
The latest issue of the ePCR newsletter looks at how the ePCR Replacement Programme will help create smoother handovers at acute hospitals.
11 December 2020
Vaccination
Volunteers required to help vaccination programme
If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with the national COVID vaccination programme, we would like to hear from you.
11 December 2020
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Safety Survey
The patient safety team would like you to take part in a short survey to help them ensure you’re getting the best quality safety information.
11 December 2020
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Beds and Luton BAME Forum meeting date
The second Local BAME Forum will take place on Wednesday 16th December at 9am-11am.
10 December 2020
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Christian Ambulance Association
The Christian Ambulance Association (CAA) support Christians working in the ambulance and works as part of the Trust’s Multi-Faith Network.
10 December 2020
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REMINDER First meeting of relaunched AWE network
The First All Women in EAST (AWE) Network meeting will be taking place on 11th December 2020 via Microsoft Teams (10:00AM to 12:00 PM).
10 December 2020
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EU end of transition briefing
Briefing for all EEAST staff
10 December 2020
Choose Respect!
Spit kit used for first time
Spit kits, which can be used to gather evidence in the event of staff being assaulted have been used for the first time by a member of EEAST staff.
10 December 2020
Government COVID-19 guidelines mean we must forego sharing food this Christmas
COVID-19 workplace guidelines on sharing food
Reminder of Government guidelines on sharing food to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission.
10 December 2020
LFT Testing
Still time to take part in Lateral Flow Testing
The Trust is continuing to offer to everybody in the Trust Lateral Flow Home Testing Kits until Friday 18th December.
09 December 2020
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Disability History Month – The history of Deafness
To mark Disability History Month, members of EEAST’s Disability Support Network have been looking into the history of their own disabilities.
09 December 2020
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Dates for this week's WeAreEEAST briefings
This week’s We Are EEAST Briefings will take place on Thursday Morning and Friday afternoon.
09 December 2020
Winter at EEAST
Application and Use of Snow Socks
A video guide to the application and use of snow socks being issued around the Trust.
09 December 2020
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Want to join our EEAST Charity Action Group?
We are looking for a small group of volunteers to form a Charity Action Group, to look at how we can best utilise the Charitable Funds we have.
09 December 2020
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REAP Increase Level 2 to 3
Due to current operational pressures, the Trust has moved from REAP level 2 to REAP level 3.
08 December 2020
COVID 19 New
Sharing information for COVID-19 Vaccincation of Health and Care Staff
Part of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic is recording the details of who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and when.
08 December 2020
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UPDATE: EEAST and UoC Level 6 Apprenticeship Degree
SAVE THE DATE – Q&A Webinars for the EEAST and University of Cumbria (UoC) Level 6 Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship.
08 December 2020
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Cheers at midnight for retiring colleague
Chris Porsz, a paramedic from Peterborough, has celebrated 33 years working at EEAST and more than 45 years of service in the NHS.
08 December 2020
GRS Timesheets
GRS software upgrade scheduled for Tuesday 8th December
GRS and GRSWeb will be unavailable today (Tuesday 8th December) between 10am to 2pm due to a software upgrade
08 December 2020
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Disability Support Network Virtual Christmas Meeting
Our Disability Support Network group are having a virtual Christmas meeting on 8th December From 6.30pm to 9pm via Microsoft Teams.
07 December 2020
We Are EEAST Briefing
We Are EEAST Briefing - 3rd December
If you were unable to attend the live WeAreEEAST Briefing on last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
07 December 2020
NED Briefing
Non Executive Directors Engagement Session - 2 December
If you were unable to attend the engagement session last week, you can now catch up with the recording and transcript.
07 December 2020
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International Volunteer’s Day 2020
Today is International Volunteer’s Day, and a chance for us to shine a spotlight on all our amazing volunteers.
05 December 2020
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Knitting for our patients
As the weather gets colder, we tend to see an increased number of call-outs to the elderly. Part of our care is to make sure patients are comfortable and warm.
04 December 2020
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Notification of Datix Routine Server Maintenance - 7 December
The Trusts DATIX Hosting provider will be carrying Routine maintenance work on the server our DATIX system is on. The DATIX service will be disrupted and potentially unavailable on the 7th December between 18:00 and 00:00
04 December 2020
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SORT Training opportunities in 2021
If you would like to join the Specialist Operations Response Team (SORT) training dates for 2021 are now available
04 December 2020
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Disability History Month – The history of Dyslexia
To mark Disability History Month, members of EEAST’s Disability Support Network have been looking into the history of their own disabilities.
03 December 2020
Take 5 to prepare
Take 5 to Prepare - Threat Level and Initial Actions
The December issue of Take 5 to Prepare is here! This issue covers the current terrorism threat level and initial actions.
03 December 2020
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Message from Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer
Outcome from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Covid-19 compliance inspection at Chelmsford ambulance station and Broomfield control room.
03 December 2020
Acting CEO Dr Tom Davis signs the ePCR contract
New state-of-the-art ePCR set for roll out
Our Trust is set to begin rolling out a brand new electronic patient care record (ePCR).
03 December 2020
REAP 2
REAP Level Change to REAP 2
Trust moves to REAP level 2.
03 December 2020
LFT Testing
COVID-19 testing kits now offered to non patient-facing staff
Lateral Flow COVID-19 tests, initially offered to patient-facing staff are now being offered to all staff on a first-come-first served basis.
02 December 2020
Flu deadline graphic
Final reminder for 2020 Flu Campaign
All flu clinics will end this Friday (4th December) due to the COVID vaccination programme commencing in the near future.
02 December 2020
Computer update
IT Service Desk Request Freeze
The IT Service Desk will soon be launching their new IT ticketing system. In readiness for this change, the IT Service Desk will 'pause' providing requests from 4th December to 11th December.
02 December 2020
Vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination programme begins
Healthcare staff have been made one of the highest priority groups to receive the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine. This is what you need to know.
02 December 2020
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Dates for this week’s WeAreEEAST briefings
This week’s We Are EEAST Briefings will take place on Thursday and Friday afternoon.
02 December 2020
MH Team
Mental Health Training Focus Group Dates
EEAST’s mental health team are looking for support in identifying the key areas around mental health presentations to the Trust they should prioritise.
02 December 2020
LFT Testing
Lateral Flow Testing Programme: Update
Initial staff take-up of the Lateral Flow Tests has been extremely encouraging, and there’s still time to take part in the testing programme.
01 December 2020
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Reminder: Non-Executive Director engagement session tomorrow
The Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) will be holding their first virtual staff engagement session tomorrow at 10:30am. Join if you can.
01 December 2020
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Cambridgeshire CRM development opportunity
An exciting 8-week development opportunity has arisen within the Community Response team covering Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
01 December 2020
Cuddle Pocket
Cuddle Pockets Launched
The patient safety team are launching Cuddle Pockets onto every DSA and LOM vehicle in the Trust from the 1st December 2020.
01 December 2020

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