News archive from July 2019
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Unsung Hero Awards 2020
The 2020 Unsung Hero Awards will launch tomorrow, 1 August 2019, to recognise and honour non-clinical staff, teams and volunteers within the NHS.
31 July 2019
Dorothy Hosein shares the 2019 CQC results
Dorothy shares the 2019 CQC results
Dorothy shares the results of the CQC inspection, which took place earlier this year. Watch the video now to find out EEAST's rating and details of the report.
31 July 2019
LGBT+
Next LGBT+ network meeting
The next Trust LGBT+ Network meeting will take place in Norwich.
29 July 2019
Roys of Wroxham Store manager Darren Coles, presents a cheque for £250 to Tim Thirst - Group Coordinator - and George Cooper - Group Trainer
CFR group in Norfolk celebrate another two fundraising donations
It’s been a busy week for the Stalham and Smallburgh First Responder group who are celebrating another two fund raising donations.
28 July 2019
Steve Wicks and Gary Morton 5 year Badge 2019
CFRs awarded 5 Year Badge for Service
Steve Houston had the pleasure of presenting two CFRs from Brightlingsea their 5 Year Badge for Service to EEAST.
27 July 2019
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Weather and Internal Critical Incident
Following extremely high temperatures and travel infrastructure challenges we saw a rapid rise in demand for the ambulance service.
26 July 2019
From left to right: Paul Henry, Lady Jane Grosvenor and Mark Wibberley
Newly designed ambulance revealed and ‘named’ in Norwich
A new ambulance from has been given the name of the Lady Jane Grosvenor in a naming ceremony in Norfolk today.
26 July 2019
Oxygen
Medical Gas Cylinder Amnesty
We are searching out and identifying all our out of date medical gas cylinder stock.
26 July 2019
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Progression information for Newly Qualified Paramedics
Newly Qualified Paramedics can now find all the information related to NQP progression and the necessary documentation on East 24.
26 July 2019
EEAST Southend visit and new vehicles
New fleet and Make Ready facilities launched
Dorothy Hosein visited Southend-on-Sea on Friday (19 July) to tour a new Make Ready Hub and vehicle workshop.
25 July 2019
Emergency Response
Crew Resource Management – working effectively in high-stress situations
Our work in the ambulance service is often carried out under stressful conditions, and this can affect our thinking, decision making and – critically– how we communicate with others.
25 July 2019
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NHS Rainbow Badges
We are very proud to formally release the NHS Rainbow Badges all across EEAST.
25 July 2019
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Information requests from the HCPC
Please read our guidance on how to deal with the recent Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) information requests.
25 July 2019
Educators for EEAST
New course for educators
The first Award in Education and Training course has been successfully completed at Chelmsford.
24 July 2019
Water Incidents
Responding to water incidents
Water-related incidents are jobs that most will seldom go to as a clinician, but with the hot weather and school holidays now with us, our short video reviews how to assess incidents in and around water and stay safe.
24 July 2019
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Gaining emergency access to patients (Jim's Legacy)
AOC and operations staff are asked to familiarise themselves with EOC instruction 46 - Jim's Legacy.
24 July 2019
Free conference for paramedic educators
Free conference for paramedic educators
On the 4th of September, UEA will host national speakers for a FREE symposium on education within the pre-hospital environment.
23 July 2019
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BBR weekly update
BBR weekly update including the voting process following Working Party 7 and preparation for the FINAL Working Party (8).
22 July 2019
Sunshine
Hot weather advice for crews
The weather’s turning hot over the next couple of days, so crews are reminded to take basic self-care precautions against the heat:
22 July 2019
Wendys Wellbeing Walks
Wendy's Wellbeing Walk - July
Wendy's Wellbeing Walk is back for July!
21 July 2019
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TERN TV are back filming for 'Emergency Helicopter Medics'
The new series of 'Emergency Helicopter Medics' is underway.
20 July 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
BBR weekly update including the stations which are going to vote following working party 7.
18 July 2019
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Clinical Quality Matters Summer 2019 edition
The second edition of Clinical Quality Matters (CQM) for 2019 has now been published and is available to download free.
18 July 2019
UK Heart Safe Awards 2019
Essex CFR group named as finalists in national awards
This week it has been announced that one of our community first responder (CFR) groups in Essex have been shortlisted as finalists in the UK Heart Safe Awards 2019.
18 July 2019
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Get involved in Values Week - #LivingTheValues
This is Values Week and EEAST are getting involved.
17 July 2019
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Norfolk PTS contract
Outcome of our bid for the Norfolk PTS contract.
17 July 2019
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Storage of personal data on Trust PCs
Please note that no personal data should be stored on Trust PCs and devices.
17 July 2019
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Have you signed up as a GoodSAM yet?
A total of 834 staff and CFRs have signed up to our GoodSAM scheme so far – but we’re appealing for more dedicated life-savers to join the team.
17 July 2019
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Thefts prompt review of medical gas security
Staff are warned that a van from Norfolk is being used for Nitrous Oxide thefts from NHS premises in the Scunthorpe, Loth, Grantham and Stamford areas.
16 July 2019
Stuart Little, Community First Responder (CFR)
An Essex CFR is off for a scout around America
This week a community first responder from EEAST is taking his skills global with a trip to the United States to support the World Scout Jamboree.
16 July 2019
Volunteers Conference 2019
Date for the diary: Volunteers Conference
We are excited to announce that the Trust will be holding a Volunteers Conference this year in Melbourn.
16 July 2019
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First Christian Ambulance Association Newsletter
The Christian Ambulance Association is a group supporting Christians in the ambulance service, run by Christians in the ambulance service.
16 July 2019
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Changes to BOC Entonox and O2 cylinders
We are changing both our Entonox and O2 cylinders. The cylinders will be the same size as previous ones but hold double the volume of gasses inside.
15 July 2019
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Day One cessation trial
Since 9th July 2019, A&E operational staff in Bedfordshire and Luton have been trialling not calling Day One to book sick.
15 July 2019
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Job title changes in Operations
Please be aware that as from the 1st June, there have been some job title changes within the Operations team.
12 July 2019
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Clinical App update completed
We have now completed our move to JRCALC+ which incorporates the EEAST Clinical Manual app.
12 July 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Following on from working party 7, there are a large number of stations who are currently finalising their A & B options.
11 July 2019
David Tamarro
New one-stop-shop recruitment drive
The Trust is currently trialling an innovative one-stop-shop recruitment drive, to make it easier for people to join EEAST.
11 July 2019
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HealthAssure System Maintenance
The HealthAssure system will not be available from 5.30pm – 8.00pm on Thursday 18th July.
11 July 2019
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EEAST welcomes Yasmin Rafiq
Yasmin Rafiq has joined EEAST as our Interim People and Culture Director.
10 July 2019
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Smartcard Planned Maintenance
To all Smartcard Users – Notification of Planned Essential Maintenance.
10 July 2019
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New Informatics Change Control Process
The Informatics team are introducing a NEW Change Control Process for changes and additions to current or new reports.
10 July 2019
Fleet
Could your friends or family join our ops team?
Do you have friends or family who you think would make a perfect addition to our ops team? If so, we’d like to hear from you!
09 July 2019
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The use of EPCRs by agency staff
Are you aware that agency staff can be added as non-system users on Toughbooks?
08 July 2019
Peterborough Humanitarian Event
Peterborough humanitarian event
Mohammed Ravji, Paramedic from the Peterborough station, recently attended an event at the Hussaini Islamic Centre to inspire youngsters.
07 July 2019
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Farewell Darbo
This week we say goodbye to ‘Darbo’, after 39 years of service with the Trust.
06 July 2019
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Newly Qualified Paramedic update
You will now find all the information related to Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP) progression and the necessary documentation on East24.
05 July 2019
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Our Annual Public Meeting
If you're free on Wednesday 24th July and able to make it to our Melbourn HQ, please come and join us.
05 July 2019
Lindsey Stafford-Scott
Lindsey Stafford-Scott
Lindsey Stafford-Scott, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of People and Culture, is leaving the Trust. Read her goodbye message to all staff...
05 July 2019
Building Better Rotas Frontpage
BBR weekly update
Your weekly update from the BBR project team.
04 July 2019
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Research Update
Did you know that last year ambulance Trusts contributed to 29 research studies on the NIHR Research Portfolio, recruiting nearly 3,000 participants?
04 July 2019
Back Row: Ron Elt, Barry Hall, Graham West, Robin Dibben, Chris McGuiag, Al Cooper,  Diane Wells, Danny Hygate, Mark Williams, Barry Lawson, Dave Gibson Front Row: Sammy, Dave McClagish, James, Lesley Hall, Bruce the dog, Ian Taylor, Jenni McClagish.
St Neots station celebrates 50 years
To commemorate the 50 years that have passed, current St Neots crews invited the retired staff along to the station on the 29th June 2019.
03 July 2019
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Heat played part in challenging weekend
Last weekend saw an increase in 999 calls and responses to patients. The executive team thank staff for their hard work in challenging circumstances.
02 July 2019
UEA ALS COURSE
Reminder to apply for the Advanced Life Support Course
Don't forget to apply for the Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support Course on 2nd November - only three places available!
02 July 2019
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EEAST Menopause Survey
The Wellbeing Hub invites ALL female members of staff to participate in a short, anonymous and confidential survey.
01 July 2019

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