News archive from June 2014
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Latest rumour busting question answered
The Trust has set up a ‘rumour busting’ email address to try and clarify some of the most talked about issues in the service. Here is the latest Q&A…
30 June 2014
Paramedic reading clinical manual
New, changed and removed medications for ECPs: latest guidelines published
Our specialist practitioners will be able to administer new medications for patients this month following the revision of our patient group directions (PGDs).
28 June 2014
Yellow kit bag
Personal issue morphine: are you covered?
Our Medicine Management Group would like to provide some reassurance to paramedics about their personal issue supplied of injectable morphine sulphate.
27 June 2014
Staff with patient in ambulance
Advice for treating patients during Ramadan
Ramadan, the period of fasting and reflection for Muslims, starts on Saturday (28th June) until 28th July.
27 June 2014
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Anthony Marsh - 26th June 2014
Your weekly update from the Trust Chief Executive.
26 June 2014
Student paramedics SP01 on final day of initial training 1
First group of student paramedics hit the road
The Trust’s first group of student paramedics are taking a momentous step in their careers this week as they join the frontline to treat patients.
26 June 2014
Tour de France
Countdown to Le Tour
It is now just 11 days until the Tour de France starts in this country and on Monday 7th July, the Tour will begin in Cambridge and travel through Essex on its way to the finish in London.
26 June 2014
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Management of stations in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Due to the changes in the operational structure, the management of several stations in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire is changing.
26 June 2014
Ely Aquafest
Help with event in Ely needed
The Trust's PPI team need volunteers to help at Ely Aquafest - are you free?
26 June 2014
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Innovation competition closes in three weeks
There is only three weeks left to enter the Health Enterprise East (HEE) Innovation Awards 2014 to have your chance of winning £2,000 prize money to progress your idea.
24 June 2014
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NHS issue urgent alert in wake of new-born case of Legionnaires’ Disease
NHS England has issued an urgent health alert after a baby was admitted to intensive care suffering from a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease.
23 June 2014
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Unused door fobs needed!
Due to a manufacturing issue, the Trust’s supply of door fobs is running low; could all unallocated fobs be returned to estates as soon as possible.
23 June 2014
Positive media coverage on the rise
Across the region, the media are now reporting more positive news stories about the Trust, when compared to last year.
22 June 2014
Cycle response unit
Update on Tour De France plans
Advice and news on the Trust's plans for the Tour De France, which will be in our region on 7th July.
21 June 2014
Chelmsford student paramedics
VIDEO: new student paramedics join the team in Essex
Meet the 16 students at our Chelmsford training centre, in their fourth week of their course.
20 June 2014
Forced marriage becomes an offence
On Monday (16th June) forcing a person into a marriage was made a criminal offence and the Trust has received safeguarding advice from police colleagues on what to do if you suspect someone may be a victim.
20 June 2014
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Spike in serious incidents
There has been an increase in the number of serious incidents (SIs) in June, with 11 being declared already, compared to three last month.
19 June 2014
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Next stage of operational restructure starts
The next phase of the operations restructure continues and is expected to be concluded by the end of this month.
19 June 2014
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Norfolk 111 in the news
Local media in Norfolk have picked up on a story that the Health Service Journal recently ran, regarding the Norfolk 111 service that we run and suggested the Trust could pull out of the contract.
19 June 2014
Chief in Chelmsford during World Cup
Reducing pressure on A&E during the World Cup
Extra medical cover was provided in Chelmsford city centre when England played Italy on Saturday night to help reduce 999 calls and pressure on A&E at Broomfield Hospital.
19 June 2014
Whipps Cross Hospital
New number for Whipps Cross Hospital
Whipps Cross Hospital has a new number for alert calls: 0208 556 1988.
19 June 2014
Chief at managers meeting   Newmarket
Update from Anthony Marsh - 19th June 2014
Your message from the Trust's Chief Executive.
19 June 2014
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Cyber attacks and what you can do
You may have seen coverage in the national media recently about an ‘impending global cyber attack’ - whilst technical buffs will know minor attacks are the daily norm, from time to time a serious one like this comes along and it reminds us to be vigilant about securing our technology.
18 June 2014
Fire engine
Seven-hour fire strike planned for Saturday
The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) is planning a seven hour strike from 10am – 5pm on Saturday (21st June).
18 June 2014
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Selling Trust uniform
Recently we’ve seen items of Trust uniform and equipment being sold on eBay and in some cases the sellers have been identified as members of staff.
17 June 2014
HART working in confined spaces
JESIP validation
If you have completed your Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) operational or tactical training and would like to put it to the test, the Trust’s first validation exercise is on 16th July.
17 June 2014
HEOC dispatcher
New resource allocation and dispatch guidelines launched
The Trust is implementing new resource allocation guidelines from Tuesday, 17th June.
16 June 2014
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GRS outage on Tuesday
GRS (Global Rostering Services) will be unavailable from 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday 17th) until 1am on Wednesday 18th.
16 June 2014
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College of Paramedics National Conference
You can now book your tickets for the first College of Paramedics National Conference, which is based on ‘Unlocking the Potential of the Paramedic Profession’.
16 June 2014
HART working in confined spaces
When you should be deploying HART
HART is not just in existence for the large jobs, it is here to support regular incidents which involve hazardous situations or where their equipment will add value to the delivery of patient care.
15 June 2014
Exercise Patna Bedfordshire
Staff thanked after resilience exercise
Crews from EEAST attended a multi-agency incident exercise in Bedfordshire on Sunday (8th June) involving a minibus crash on a railway line.
14 June 2014
ECA to Tech   Stansted course 2
ECAs pass first stage with flying colours
A group of 11 emergency care assistants (ECAs) have all passed the first stage of their pathway to becoming emergency medical technicians.
13 June 2014
Staff with patient in ambulance
Full marks in latest patient survey
EEAST crews have been described as going ‘above and beyond’ in a recent patient survey.
12 June 2014
Priti Patel rideout in Witham with Trust paramedics
MP calls rideout ‘inspiring and eye-opening’
Priti Patel, MP for Witham, Essex has described her observer shift on Thursday (6th June) as 'inspiring and eye-opening’.
12 June 2014
Andrew Barlow and CFRs at The Forum Norwich
CFR takeover week success
Last week the Trust promoted community first responders (CFRs) to coincide with National Volunteer Week and said thank you for their commitment and dedication to the role.
12 June 2014
Planning for summer
The east of England is set to sizzle this summer with the highest temperatures of the year so far expected by the end of the week.
12 June 2014
Toughbook
Update to Toughbooks to access internet at stations
A network change will take place between 5 – 6pm on Tuesday 24th June to allow Toughbooks to access the internet when a connection is possible at stations.
11 June 2014
Manual handling ambulance  credited to SCAS
Handle with care
The new manual handling guide books have been distributed to all operational staff and an electronic version is also available for non-operational staff on East24.
09 June 2014
Fire engine
More industrial action planned this week for FBU
The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) is planning more industrial action this month, starting with a 24-hour strike from 9am on Thursday (12th June) to 8.59am on Friday (13th June).
09 June 2014
HART working in confined spaces
New JESIP newsletter released
The latest edition of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) newsletter has just been released, with news of the agreement with ministers about the legacy of the programme, the rapid rise in training numbers and a visit from the Home Secretary.
08 June 2014
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Man jailed for assault on paramedic
A man has been jailed after sexually assaulting a Trust paramedic last year.
07 June 2014
L&D starts coronary programme
The Luton and Dunstable Hospital will be starting a coronary intervention programme on 11th June, to treat elective and urgent patients.
07 June 2014
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HR e-zine - published 6th June
The latest Trust vacancies have been published in the HR e-zine.
06 June 2014
CFR doing CPR training with parent and child
Celebrating our community first responders
Since Monday, we have been celebrating the work of our community first responders (CFRs) to coincide with National Volunteer Week.
06 June 2014
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Ambulance service suffers serious data breach
Another ambulance service in England hit the headlines this week after it accidentally published the sensitive personal details of almost 3,000 staff members online.
06 June 2014
Rumour busting: Are we merging with West Mids and other rumours
The Trust has set up a ‘rumour busting’ email address to try and clarify some of the most talked about issues in the service. Here we look at just a few of the latest Q&As…
06 June 2014
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How the Trust is reacting to surge in 111 calls
Following a recent increase in the volume of 111 calls in Cambridgeshire, we want to assure staff of the actions being taken in response.
06 June 2014
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Anthony Marsh - 12th June 2014
Your weekly message from the Trust Chief Executive.
06 June 2014
Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh
Update from Dr Anthony Marsh - 5th June 2014
Your weekly update from the Trust's Chief Executive.
05 June 2014
Crew and managers with new ambulance at Peterborough station   web
New ambulances and response cars delivered a month early
The 147 new Mercedes Sprinter ambulances and 68 Skoda Scout response cars are now all on the road, ahead of the planned completion date of the end of June.
05 June 2014
The Tour is coming!
The Tour de France is coming to our region; read about how the Trust is planning for the big event.
05 June 2014
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May Board reflections
Being ambitious about performance expectations and an excellent paramedic recruitment drive were some of the highlights emerging from last week’s Board meeting (28th May).
05 June 2014
Student Paramedic Course May 2014   Norwich
“I just want to get out there and treat real patients now”
The Trust’s first student paramedics have completed the classroom part of their course, with all 22 passing their assessments.
05 June 2014
Classroom learning OPT
Professional update: you said, we did
We know how important clinical training is to our staff as ultimately it helps to improve the standards of care we deliver. The annual professional update (PU) goes a long way towards this – and this year we’ve made some changes.
04 June 2014
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus
There have been various public health alerts relating to passengers travelling by air from countries affected by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
03 June 2014
HEOC dispatcher
'Ambulance service - okay tell me exactly what's happened'
The Trust will soon be investing in regional telephony so that 999 calls can be moved between our control rooms automatically.
03 June 2014
Childcare voucher scheme
Changes to childcare vouchers
The way we manage the childcare voucher scheme has changed – to make it easier for you to use and update.
02 June 2014

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