News archive from June 2017
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Our new Quality Account: setting the pace for the coming year
Thank you to everyone who has made such a massive contribution to improving clinical quality care – the successes of which have been outlined in the latest Quality Account.
30 June 2017
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ePCR and EEAST: where are we now?
Many of you will have followed the ePCR project closely, and thank you to everyone who has kept in contact about its implementation and progress.
29 June 2017
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Motorcyclist's thanks to life-savers
A motorcyclist, who was seriously injured in a horrific road traffic collision in Cambridgeshire, has thanked his life-savers.
29 June 2017
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Free CPD seminars available at Emergency Services Show
It’s not too late to register your free places for the Emergency Services Show.
29 June 2017
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EEAST congratulates its very own award winner
As well as working out on the front line, Rayleigh Senior Technician Dee Quinn also runs her own beauty business, Deelights.
29 June 2017
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New dispatchers ready, set and able to join the ambulance airwaves
Our Norwich EOC is pleased to welcome Callum, Brittany, Liam and Kevin into their new roles as dispatchers following the successful completion of their training course on Friday (23rd June).
29 June 2017
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Free entry to Drayton Manor for emergency service staff
Drayton Manor Park is proud to support patient facing emergency services for their continued bravery and commitment to helping keep their local communities safe.
29 June 2017
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Remember to be extra vigilant after recent global cyber attack
In light of the ongoing global cyber-attack, we are asking you all to be extra vigilant, around any emails you receive.
29 June 2017
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North Norfolk community first responders celebrate National Lottery grant
In what feels like a win of epic proportions, Stalham and Smallburgh community first responders (CFRs) have received £9,503 in grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
29 June 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 29th June
This week's HR e-zine with the latest job vacancies is available online.
29 June 2017
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This week’s leadership message comes to you from Chief Executive, Robert Morton
This week Robert looks at the Annual Public Meeting (APM), some recent goodbyes and an amazing story about lending a helping hand overseas from South Cambridgeshire.
27 June 2017
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Calling paramedics: join an exciting stroke research study
Are you a qualified (or soon-to-be) paramedic? Our research support services team is looking for more paramedics to participate in the RIGHT-2 stroke research study!
27 June 2017
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Changes to the Data Protection Act are coming
A new data protection law to protect and strengthen people’s privacy will be coming out next year.
26 June 2017
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Cromer station opens its doors to support children’s charity
Early next month (July), it’s the annual Cromer ambulance station open day.
24 June 2017
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Stay vigilant - safety of vehicles and equipment
We have been contacted following several thefts from ambulances and cars targeting defibrillators. The thefts have happened to the vehicles whilst parked on stations/depots after dark.
23 June 2017
New HART vehicles have arrived!
New HART vehicles
Over the weekend, new Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) vehicles will be making their first journeys around the region, as they go on line from the Melbourn HART base.
23 June 2017
Lance Cox
It’s with great sadness that we share the news that our much-loved colleague Lance Cox has passed away.
23 June 2017
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ACA Catherine takes on her fear of heights
For anyone with a fear of heights, the thought of a charity abseil is enough to make you run away fast!
23 June 2017
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Clinical update: Rollout of new ECG electrodes
As part of a national programme, we have been looking at some of the products we currently use and how we can collaborate better with hospitals to reduce duplication of product usage and purchase.
22 June 2017
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Reminder: have you renewed your HCPC registration?
All registered paramedics will need to renew their Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.
22 June 2017
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EEAST colleagues reach for their skies
In little more than two weeks, EEAST Directors Lindsey Stafford-Scott and Chris Hartley will join Community Collaboration Manager Jon Needle and volunteer Mary Marshall in a wing walk to honour one of the our most active volunteers, Keith Marshall who sadly passed away in November.
22 June 2017
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Great success at Essex blood pressure event
Staff, volunteers, and TUG members have been thanked for the efforts at an incredibly successful blood pressure event in Chelmsford this week.
22 June 2017
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Guidance for low risk fumes on ambulances
After reports from another Trust of ‘smokeless fumes in Mercedes vehicles’, our fleet teams have fully investigated the issue and can confirm the following…
22 June 2017
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Vote now to help our Marston Moretaine CFR group win!
In a bid to raise much needed funds toward a new kit bag, the Marston Moretaine CFR group have signed up to win £1,000 through the Calor Rural Community Fund project funding campaign.
22 June 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 22nd June
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
22 June 2017
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Christian Ambulance Network launched
A new group has been set up for ambulance staff. Established by a group of Christians working in ambulance services it aims to support and encourage Christians in the work place.
21 June 2017
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"Leadership isn't a swear word": This week's leadership message comes from Head of Communications, Joy Hale
Joy shares her thoughts on Leadership, and what motivates and inspires her
20 June 2017
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Keep hydrated through the summer heat!
With more than 7,000 calls to the service over Saturday and Sunday, the summer weather is well and truly here to stay.
20 June 2017
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Stay safe on the railways
When you think railway safety, what first comes to mind? Is it level crossings?
20 June 2017
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New life saving Defibrillator for Kedington
Another lifesaving community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD) has been installed by the Haverhill, Kedington and Hundon community first responder (CFR) group.
19 June 2017
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EEAST staff invited to take part in ‘This is my Hand’ 999 walk
Monday, 21st August will see the start of a 200 mile challenge, walking from Lee-on-Solent, through Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, finishing in Edmund’s Park, Didcot.
19 June 2017
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#SaferSleep for Babies: join the campaign
Essex council have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of poor sleeping conditions and co-sleeping risks for young babies.
17 June 2017
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National Ambulance LGBT Network Conference
The second annual conference of the National Ambulance LGBT network is taking place on Friday, 4th August and all staff are welcome.
17 June 2017
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Spike in interest from future volunteer life-savers following successful National Volunteers’ Week celebrations
Following a successful National Volunteers’ Week 2017 (1st-7th June), we have seen an incredible 360% spike in community first responder (CFR) registrations of interest.
16 June 2017
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Vehicle security
Given the recent terrorist events in the UK and the current threat level being at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, this week we take a look at vehicle security and what we should all be doing to protect our safety and those of the public.
16 June 2017
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North Kensington fire
As you will be aware, in the early hours of this morning a Major Incident was declared in London following a very large fire in North Kensington. There has been a significant number of casualties and a number of likely deaths. Our thoughts are with all those involved
15 June 2017
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Securing patients
Patient safety is something we’re all committed to and we want to ensure there is clarity about how important it is that staff are aware of their responsibilities in securing and transporting people travelling in the back of an ambulance.
15 June 2017
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Trauma Pathway Awareness month
Next month (July) will be our Trauma Pathway Awareness month – a time to refresh your minds on our processes for the most seriously ill patients.
15 June 2017
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Stay cool and hydrated in the weekend sun
Looks like the summer weather is here and over the weekend, temperatures are set to soar to the late 20s.
15 June 2017
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Patient Transport Service achieve high satisfaction rates
At the start of the year, patients who had used the Patient Transport Service operated by the Trust were asked to complete a patient satisfaction survey. See the results here!
15 June 2017
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Trauma workshop
All clinical staff are invited to an evening workshop at Watford General Hospital – discussing all things trauma related.
15 June 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 15th June
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
15 June 2017
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Free family fun day at Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier is hosting a free family fun day for front line emergency services staff, which is taking place this coming Saturday, 17th June.
15 June 2017
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This weeks leadership message comes from Deputy Medical Director Dr Tom Davis
London attacks, sad passing of a colleague and medicines management: this week's Executive message comes from Deputy Medical Director Dr Tom Davis
14 June 2017
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Awards success for Trust's commercial arm group
Members of a national networking group for NHS sustainability leads set up by our National Performance Advisory Group (NPAG) recently took home several accolades in an awards ceremony.
14 June 2017
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This weeks Leadership message: Chief Executive Robert Morton
This weeks message talks about recent visits, myth busting and the freshly announced ARP
13 June 2017
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EEAST take to the skies to honour much loved colleague
EEAST Directors Lindsey Stafford-Scott and Chris Hartley will join Community Collaboration Manager Jon Needle and Mary Marshall as they take their lives in their hands and wing walk for charity to honour one of the ambulance service's most active volunteers, Keith Marshall who sadly passed away in November 2016.
13 June 2017
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Updated safeguarding documents available online
The safeguarding adults and children policies and the Trust safeguarding manual have been updated and are available on East24.
12 June 2017
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Ready, steady, bake!
The people of Southend station will be putting their best cakes forward next week in honour of the Alzhemier’s Society.
12 June 2017
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You're invited to the public sector show
The Public Sector Show is in London later this month and staff are invited to attend.
12 June 2017
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Reminder: Clopidogrel supply at Cambridge hospital to stop
From Monday, 12th June, Papworth Hospital will no longer provide a supply of the pre-packed drug Clopidogrel/Plavix 300mg.
08 June 2017
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Trust awarded cyber essentials accreditation
After the cyber-attack last month, we are pleased to say that the Trust has been given Cyber Essentials accreditation.
08 June 2017
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Time to renew your HCPC registration
As of last Thursday (1st June), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) will be getting in touch with all registered paramedics inviting them to renew their registration before Thursday, 31st August.
08 June 2017
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Staff tee off for Macmillan Cancer Support
Call Handler Sean Carroll and Dispatcher Nick Bennett will be taking to the Brentwood Golf Club in the name of charity.
08 June 2017
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Terrorist attack update for staff
The tragic events at the weekend in London show how little is needed to cause catastrophic injury to innocent members of the public and how we all need to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.
08 June 2017
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NHS Pensions Agency address has changed
If you have any questions about NHS Pensions or would like to contact them via post, the address has now changed.
08 June 2017
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What is the accessible information standard?
As an NHS organisation, there are a number of standards we need to meet when it comes to making sure everyone can access and understand any information we give out.
08 June 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 8th June
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
08 June 2017
Robert Morton, CEO
This weeks leadership message comes from Chief Executive Robert Morton
This weeks leadership message talks about the passing of a loved colleague, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the recent heatwave and much more.
06 June 2017
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Places available on STOP Suicide workshops
To support our soon to be launched EEAST Wellbeing Strategy and our commitment to the MIND Time To Change Pledge, The Health and Wellbeing team, in collaboration with MIND, have organised two STOP Suicide workshops, open to all members of staff.
06 June 2017
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Community first responder reunited with patient after saving his life
During this year’s National Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June) we are celebrating and highlighting the amazing work of our volunteers.
06 June 2017
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Tackling inequalities through health and social care design – online course
On Tuesday (29th May) the University of Dundee and the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre launched a free online course – Tackling Inequalities through Health and Social Care Design.
06 June 2017
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Martin Manning
We are very sad to announce that a much-loved and long standing member of our Patient Transport Service, Martin Manning, has died aged 56.
05 June 2017
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First joint court injunction for frequent caller patient
Whether you work out in the community or in one of our EOC’s, you will have come in to contact with some of the Trusts frequent callers.
05 June 2017
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Register for free places at the Emergency Services Show
The annual Emergency Services Show is back; the UK’s only multi-agency event for clinicians to attend.
04 June 2017
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Praise for Chelmsford EOC staff
Control room staff from Chelmsford have been praised for their tenacity and professionalism after a visit from the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
03 June 2017
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CPR flash mobs launch this years’ CFR takeover week!
Next week we are celebrating the work of our fantastic community first responders (CFR)s, and we need your help.
02 June 2017
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Nick’s epic 2017 charity challenge!
Paramedic Nick Williams is currently completing a year of colossal running, swimming and cycling event. Here he tells us how he started and what makes him continue to challenge his own limits.
02 June 2017
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Calling support services: do you know how to save a life?
For many in support services, saving a person’s life is not something we see every day. But would you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency?
01 June 2017
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Bedfordshire man praises lifesaving medics
The medics who heroically dragged a man to safety moments before his car exploded last year were reunited under much happier circumstances last week (Monday, 22nd May).
01 June 2017
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Wayne’s wheelie tough bike ride
Next month, Wayne Prigg from Newmarket will be taking on a gruelling 100 mile bike ride, all in the name of charity.
01 June 2017
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National Ambulance LGBT Network Conference
The second annual conference of the National Ambulance LGBT network is taking place on Friday, 4th August and all staff are welcome.
01 June 2017
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They were tough and they got muddy!
Recently on Need to Know, we told you about a group of EEAST staff taking park in a Tough Mudder challenge. Here, Laura Smillie-Henson, an emergency medical technician, reflects on the day.
01 June 2017
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Clinical update – strong heroin reported in Norfolk
The Trust has been alerted to strong heroin in the Norfolk area, and are advising staff to be vigilant.
01 June 2017
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Update to IM&T service desk call logging system
The IM&T department have updated their call logging system.
01 June 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 1st June
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
01 June 2017

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