News archive from July 2017
Robert Morton, CEO
This week’s leadership message comes from Chief Executive Robert Morton
“We’ve got through another bank holiday weekend. I would like to thank everyone who worked hard, especially during the sudden rise in temperature, to provide the best care for our patients.”
31 July 2017
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Martin Wales goes the extra mile when it comes to fundraising
Education Training Officer Martin is set to take on his first charity run.
31 July 2017
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Paramedic by day, reservist by night: a day in the life of Michael Rattigan, one of our St Ives based paramedics
Michael is just one of the Trust’s dedicated and hard-working individuals who willingly give their own time to train and serve for the military alongside their full time work commitments.
29 July 2017
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Keep up to date with all the EOC news on Twitter
If you’re a regular twitter user (like our 21,000 followers), then check out our EOC twitter feed.
29 July 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list – 28th July
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
28 July 2017
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Suffolk school’s thanks for ambulance visit
A Suffolk school received a “fascinating” visit from ambulance staff as part of a summer fair.
28 July 2017
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New call handlers take to Control
Two new recruits are ready and raring to help patients and take 999 calls after successfully completing their emergency call handler training in Norwich.
28 July 2017
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Annual Public Meeting
Yesterday, Wednesday 26th July, the Trust held its Annual Public Meeting with a focus on people and progress. Read all about it here.
27 July 2017
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Final farewell for much-loved colleague Lance
Final goodbyes were said to a beloved colleague in Cambridgeshire yesterday.
27 July 2017
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South Beds waves farewell to DLO Stuart after 37 years
Last week, EEAST said a fond farewell to Duty Locality Officer, Stuart Clarke after 37 years in the ambulance service.
27 July 2017
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HCPC registration –time to renew today
All registered paramedics have just five weeks left to renew their license with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
27 July 2017
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Dispatcher Stewie set to climb 5,895m to the ‘top of the world’
On 8th September, Stewart ‘Stewie’ Kirwan, a Dispatcher from Chelmsford EOC, will be taking on a lifetime challenge climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
27 July 2017
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Understanding patients living with dementia
While we continue to work on our ambition to be a dementia-friendly organisation, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has developed a video about the emotional impact of living with dementia.
27 July 2017
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Clinical trauma: learn more about treating patients with pelvic injuries
As with other traumatic injuries, identified pelvic injuries that could be bleeding or causing pain from misalignment could benefit from splinting in order to alleviate symptoms and stem bleeding.
27 July 2017
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Clinical equipment manuals available at the touch of a button
As an ambulance service, we naturally use a wide range of clinical equipment every day, from defibrillators to Manger Elks.
26 July 2017
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Annual general meeting - everyone welcome
Next Wednesday is the Trust Annual Public Meeting and staff and volunteers are invited to attend
25 July 2017
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CQC inspection at Colchester Hospital
Starting from today (25th July), the Clinical Quality Commission (CQC) will begin a three-day inspection in Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust.
25 July 2017
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Health Hero Awards: Do you know a hero? Nominate your colleague
Do you know a colleague who puts patient care first and is a true hero (and not just for one day…)?
25 July 2017
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Working for EEAST and the wider NHS: This week’s leadership message is from Head of HR, Karen Barry
This week Karen reflects on situations that have happened to her and why she is proud to work for EEAST and the wider NHS.
24 July 2017
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Cardiac arrest survivor, 26, thanks lifesavers
A 26-year-old has thanked his lifesavers after suffering a cardiac arrest three months ago.
24 July 2017
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Steven dons his running shoes for MAGPAS
Paramedic Steven Humphrey from Huntingdon regularly finds himself working alongside Magpas air ambulance and now he has decided it is time to give something back.
24 July 2017
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Thanks for helping our Marston Moretaine CFR group win
Community fund cash has been secured for a new kit bag for the Marston Moretaine CFR group.
22 July 2017
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Norwich EOC pocket another gold
It was a cause for celebration this week for one Norwich EOC call handler as Charlotte Walker achieved her Gold call handler award.
22 July 2017
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EEAST staff take on the Arctic Circle
Here at EEAST we love to share your stories, and this week is the turn of Waveney Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Martin Grove.
21 July 2017
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Join the clinical team for multi-agency training
Are you interested in learning about managing complex incidents? Operational staff can get their hands dirty at a training course with the fire service next month.
21 July 2017
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Video message from Director of Service Delivery, Kevin Brown
This week our Director of Service Delivery, Kevin Brown, has recorded a special video message for staff
20 July 2017
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Rest break and late finish trial
Over the last week we ran a trial in south Essex and Norfolk and Waveney to test out some further measures to help more staff get a timely rest beak, reduce late finishes (including IX0) and improve our service to patients
20 July 2017
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Improving the way we support new initiatives: the Business Development Gateway
Do you have an idea for a project or scheme that can improve patient safety, quality or experience? Have you been approached to work in collaboration with partner providers to deliver our service differently?
20 July 2017
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English Channel swim raises thousands for charity
Colleagues in Suffolk have succeeded in raising thousands of pounds for charity after embarking on an intrepid challenge to swim the English Channel.
20 July 2017
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Time to march with Pride
A summer of Pride events are filling the calendar – and you are invited to get involved.
20 July 2017
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Calling all carnival enthusiasts
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be part of one of the biggest carnivals in the Country? Well, here is your opportunity!
20 July 2017
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Patients to benefit from £325 million investment in NHS transformation projects
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England boss Simon Stevens yesterday (19th July) announced £325m of capital investment for local projects that will help the NHS to modernise and transform care for patients.
20 July 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 20th July
This week's HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities has been published.
20 July 2017
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Product recall of flextube valve
The Trust has been notified of an incident where a ventilator circuit failed whilst in use.
18 July 2017
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#24hoursinEOE is back!
The EEAST communications team is running the fourth 24-hour Twitterthon on Thursday – '24 hours in the East of England’ will highlight the amazing work of staff and volunteers and the type and sheer volume of 999 calls we receive.
18 July 2017
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Free research training available
Addenbrookes Medical Library has now scheduled group training sessions in the Medical Library up until the end of October.
17 July 2017
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This week’s message is from Chief Executive Robert Morton
"Hearing examples of our staff going above and beyond the call of duty is something I’m proud to say seems to be a regular occurrence for me – and this week is no exception."
17 July 2017
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West Norfolk cycle sportive
Senior Emergency Medical Technician Richie Cullip is organising a cycle sportive to raise money for five great charities.
17 July 2017
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Meet Norwich EOC's new SEM
Recently the Trust recruited two new senior EOC managers to the Norwich and Bedford offices. Today, Norwich Senior EOC Manager Paul Vinters introduces himself to those of you he hasn’t met yet.
13 July 2017
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Are drones the answer?
The Karolinska Institute in Sweden is currently trialling the use of a drone in treating patients in cardiac arrest, with the drone delivering a defibrillator to scene.
13 July 2017
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Success for Norfolk EIV
Hundreds have received extra support from a project to help Norfolk patients who have suffered a fall.
13 July 2017
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Heaps of praise for ambulance service in latest survey
The compliments were coming in thick and fast for all of you following the service you provided to patients in April.
13 July 2017
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Anna and Simon's first three months as Guardians
At the Public Board meeting in March, Simon Chase and Anna Price were introduced to the Board as the Trusts new Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
13 July 2017
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Wing walk raises over £2,000 in honour of Keith Marshall
On Sunday 9th July, community first responder (CFR) volunteer Mary Marshall strapped herself to the wing of a plane and hurtled through the sky at speeds of up to 130mph to honour her late husband, Keith who sadly passed away in November last year.
13 July 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 13th July
This week’s HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
13 July 2017
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Additional Essex fuel
This week the Trust has completed the commissioning of two additional fuel tanks in Essex
12 July 2017
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The new One Number: using ECAT for clinical advice, SPOC, and more
The Clinical Support Desk (CSD), which has been a part of the Emergency Operations Control (EOC) room for several years, has recently seen a significant alteration in its scope and function.
12 July 2017
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Award success at Royal Norfolk Show and public insight at Cromer station
It was a bumper engagement week for Norfolk staff and volunteers thanks to two big events.
12 July 2017
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Reminder about safety of Trust vehicles and equipment
Following thefts from ambulances and cars targeting defibrillators in nearby regions, both from vehicles parked on station, we are reminding everyone about some simple security measures.
11 July 2017
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Clinical alert for information - Finasteride
Reports have been received of users suffering from depression, and in rare cases, suicidal thoughts when taking Finasteride 1mg (Propecia) for male pattern hair loss.
11 July 2017
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Cambridge mother's thanks to 'amazing' life-savers
Cambridge staff have met a former patient in an emotional reunion this week after she collapsed and went into cardiac arrest two months ago.
11 July 2017
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Reminder to renew your HCPC license
From 1st June, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) began sending letters to all registered paramedics inviting them to renew their registration before 31st August.
11 July 2017
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“We need to have self-compassion”: This week’s leadership message comes from Head of Urgent and Scheduled Care, Liz McEwan
“We need to have self-compassion. Self-compassion is taking time to notice how we feel and making sure we take care of ourselves. We are often so busy taking care of others we forget about ourselves.” Plus an update on the news from the patient transport service (PTS).
10 July 2017
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Free end of life care event
All clinical staff are invited to expand their End of Life care skills at a free training day in Watford.
10 July 2017
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Staff survey - how often do you experience verbal or physical abuse?
Work is underway on a new public campaign to highlight and raise awareness of the issue of physical and verbal abuse against EEAST staff.
06 July 2017
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New focus on getting to grips with dementia pathway
An NHS organisation which helps give practical support in gathering data, evidence and tools to help improve the way care is delivered has produced resources about dementia care.
06 July 2017
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Heaps of praise for ambulance service in latest patient survey
The compliments were coming in thick and fast for all of you following the service you provided to patients in April.
06 July 2017
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Tops marks for Natalie
Congratulations to Clinical Quality Manager, Natalie Mudge who passed her Mary Seacole NHS Leadership programme with merit.
06 July 2017
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New process for recruiting temporary staff
A new system to help combine the number of temporary staff agencies we use is being introduced.
06 July 2017
Sean and Nick complete epic golf challenge
At the beginning of June, Sean Carroll and Nick Bennett, both staff members from Chelmsford EOC, embarked on an epic golf challenge.
06 July 2017
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Oarsome Essex staff take part in raft race
A team from south east Essex took to the water, in the first Southend Raft Race for over 20 years.
06 July 2017
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Vacancy and transfer list - 6th July
This weeks HR e-zine, with the latest job vacancies, expressions of interest and transfer opportunities, has been published.
06 July 2017
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Fundraising for charity reaches new heights
Would you strap yourself to the wing of a plane, hurtling through the sky at speeds of up to 130mph?
06 July 2017
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Caring for others inside and outside of work: This week’s message comes from Robert Morton
This week, Robert looks at the continuing work on the Independent Service Review and some fantastic staff stories across the Trust.
03 July 2017

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