News archive from July 2020
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Luton COVID-19 Asymptomatic Screening
The local healthcare system, under the direction of NHSE/I are stepping up swab testing for asymptomatic residents in Luton.
31 July 2020
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Patient safety alert: EZ-IO
42 incidents have occurred nationally within a three years, where a delay in administering IO medication has occurred due to batteries depleting on EZ-IO bone guns.
31 July 2020
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NHS staff survey results – what’s happened?
Here are some examples of the changes and progress across the service since the last staff survey.
31 July 2020
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Reminder: Important Update on DSA air conditioning
As the weather improves and the temperatures rise in the next days and weeks, the air conditioning systems in the ambulances will be working hard.
31 July 2020
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VIDEO - A Message from Simon King, Head of Operations
Here Simon talks about the upcoming celebration of EID.
30 July 2020
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Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) MPT modules - Reminder!
The next set of Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) covering the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Modules start next week.
30 July 2020
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Do you need to carry over annual leave?
At the moment GRS is unable to automatically carry over annual leave and so in the interim requires additional action.
30 July 2020
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Weekly Balance Scorecard - w/c 20.07.20
Following feedback from staff, we will be publishing the regular performance data for ambulance services across England - often called 'the balanced scorecard'.
30 July 2020
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Trust Update from Chief Executive, Dorothy Hosein - 29th July 2020
Video update from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive on Wednesday 29th July 2020.
29 July 2020
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Patient Group Directives are changing
The way that Patient Group Directives (PGD) are communicated and acknowledged is changing.
29 July 2020
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Business Continuity Incident – Huntingdon Ambulance Station
Earlier this morning the Trust was alerted to a potential Legionnaires contamination at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
29 July 2020
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ReSPECT July Newsletter
The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT), which is live in Norfolk and Waveney, has issued its July newsletter.
28 July 2020
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All Staff Trauma and Abuse Research Study Reopens
EEAST staff are invited to take part in the anonymous online trauma and abuse research study survey.
27 July 2020
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Coronavirus vaccine studies
Sign up to be contacted for coronavirus vaccine studies
24 July 2020
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Recording Teams and Video Conferencing
We have all become much more reliant on technology to keep us connected. However, we need to be aware of certain elements before and during a recorded meeting or call.
24 July 2020
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Informatics introduce new statistical process charts
The Informatics team are currently building statistical process charts (SPC) into the Board papers and other internal reports.
23 July 2020
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Windrush generation photo tribute
Paramedic Chris Porsz has collated a range of photographs of the Peterborough Windrush generation to thank them for their contribution to the UK
23 July 2020
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Management of burns for paramedics
Health Education England, e-Learning for Healthcare and the College of Paramedics have launched a new module on burns management .
22 July 2020
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Patient Safety Live!
On the 31st July join us for Patient Safety Live! An online conversation about the ambulance service and patient safety.
22 July 2020
BBC Make a Difference
BBC Make a Difference Awards
BBC Three Counties Radio is launching an award celebrating people in Beds, Herts and Bucks who have gone the extra mile in the past year.
22 July 2020
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Cannabis oil disguised as confectionary
It has been identified that a large quantity of Nerds Rope sweets containing cannabis oil have been industrially manufactured.
22 July 2020
Jonathan Poole (left) and Doug Bishop who showed bravery in the face of fire in the flat in Hunstanton
Norfolk paramedics praised for bravery in face of flat fire
Two EEAST paramedics in Norfolk went above and beyond the call of duty by tackling a fire in a top-floor flat before evacuating the building.
22 July 2020
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Thank You #ChildrenofEEAST badges
The Thank You badges are currently being distributed to our #ChildrenofEEAST.
21 July 2020
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Workplace assessments for non-clinical areas FAQs
Over the last few weeks the Trust has reviewed nearly all its premises to undertake risk assessments.
21 July 2020
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Urgent Safeguarding Update – Concealed Pregnancies
Recently, during the Covid pandemic there has been an increase of reported concealed pregnancies regionally, resulting in the death of an infant.
20 July 2020
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MHRA Alert
Please note the contents of this published MHRA alert. Please destroy any Cardinal Health branded surgical masks.
20 July 2020
Take 5 to prepare
Take 5: Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles
Each month the Resilience and Specialist Operations Team will produce a short briefing note 'Take 5 to Prepare' which will be aimed at staff from all areas of the Trust.
17 July 2020
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Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) MPT modules
Please find the next set of Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) covering the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Modules to help up skill all line managers.
17 July 2020
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Skoda RRV shorelines
Due to recent incidents with the new Skoda RRV shorelines, please may all users, with immediate effect, manually disconnect the shoreline prior to starting the vehicle.
17 July 2020
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Mental wellbeing survey
Researchers from the Universities of Lincoln, East Anglia and Edge Hill would like to invite you take part in a mental wellbeing survey.
17 July 2020
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Julie Hollings, Director of Communications and Engagement secondment
Julie Hollings will be starting a new one year secondment at the end of June following her previous successful secondment.
17 July 2020
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The Trust hits all national standards for June
We continue to make good progress across a wide-range of areas that impact on your day-to-day work here at EEAST.
16 July 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Working from home and dealing with anxiety
You may be feeling anxious if you are lonely because you are isolated or working from home, stressed by juggling childcare and work, dealing with bereavement, or returning to work on the frontline following a difficult time with Covid-19, it is natural for you to feel a level of anxiety.
16 July 2020
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Paramedics win TWO dream weddings totalling £120,000+
Two members of EEAST staff have won dream weddings totaling more than £120,000 in two different competitions.
16 July 2020
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What is PowerBI?
Informatics continue to roll out Microsoft PowerBi reports across the Trust. Read this helpful document to explain the functionality of the new tool.
16 July 2020
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PTS driver Nigel returns home after ‘last chance’ reprieve from COVID-19
Staff will be pleased to know that PTS driver Nigel Fitzmaurice returned home yesterday following a five-week battle with the COVID-19 virus.
15 July 2020
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Recall of Nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning, recalling a batch of Nitrofurantoin.
15 July 2020
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Trauma Triage process returning to normal
Changes to the trauma triage process made during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are ending and the Trauma Triage tool should be used once more.
14 July 2020
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Spit-kits to be made available
Spit kits are being introduced to front line/patient facing vehicles to allow evidence to be collected and hopefully lead to more prosecutions of offenders.
14 July 2020
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NEAT survey for Norfolk & Waveney
The Network of Escalation Avoidance Teams (NEAT) that cover Norfolk & Waveney are interested in your views and experiences of their service and how they can help support you and patients.
14 July 2020
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College of Paramedics AGM
The College of Paramedics invites members to attend their CPD and AGM event taking place tomorrow, 14th July 2020 at 12:00 via Zoom.
13 July 2020
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Manager’s Passport Training - Finance mop-up session
Managers Passport Training (MPT) finance mop-up session now available.
13 July 2020
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Liberate Meditation App
Liberate Meditation is offering NHS staff a free subscription until December 2020 to the #1 meditation app for POC/BAME communities.
13 July 2020
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Mindfulness course special offer for NHS staff
Mindfulness teacher Danny Jolly would like to give back to NHS employees.
11 July 2020
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Jamie’s 999 Challenge for Mind
Charities have suffered during the pandemic, and Jamie wants to do his bit.
11 July 2020
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Increased Cases of Non-Accidental Injuries (NAI) to Babies and Children
During the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, there has been an increase in NAI in young babies and children.
10 July 2020
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Volunteers needed for neuropsychology research
The Department of Psychology at City, University of London is looking for volunteers to take part in a study.
10 July 2020
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Stork Award success for new Chelmsford call handler
Being a new call handler during a global pandemic is no easy task, but there have been many success stories across the Trust.
10 July 2020
Rostering
Introduction to the Rostering Services Team
Learn more about the Rostering Team and its functions, as well as the GRS system available to all staff.
09 July 2020
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Share your thoughts on the flu vaccine
The Trust would like your feedback to understand any reasons why you may not have the vaccine and how many members of staff would be interested in the new non-egg based vaccine.
09 July 2020
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Uniforms - have your say!
Have your say and take part in this quick uniforms survey!
09 July 2020
Webinar
Patient Safety Virtual Event
The patient safety team will be holding a virtual live event on 31st July to talk about all things safety in EEAST.
09 July 2020
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Nominations still open for the #ChildrenofEEAST
At the beginning of June, we launched our Thank You badge scheme for the children of all our staff.
09 July 2020
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Trust Chair, Nicola Scrivings, relaunches EEAST Women's Network and asks for staff support
It has always been important to the Trust to ensure that our workplace offers equal opportunity for everyone to achieve their potential and this remains a key focus for us all.
08 July 2020
Ambulance nurses to join EEAST
Passphrase implementation for all staff
On Monday 3rd August, we will be implementing “Passphrases” to replace the current Password Policy.
08 July 2020
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Patient Safety Notice Boards
Patient safety boards are being updated in all stations over the coming weeks – look out for the blue and green posters.
08 July 2020
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Using the new pelvic binder and head blocks
This new video demonstrates putting the new pelvic splint on in conjunction with the new head blocks.
08 July 2020
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Black Lives Matter – EEAST’s call for change
June was a particularly difficult month for many, but in particular, the BAME members of our EEAST family.
07 July 2020
Firefighters and EEAST staff at the unveiling of the memorial garden at Luton
Green-fingered firefighters display appreciation to ambulance service colleagues
Bedford firefighters enlisted to help EEAST during the Coronavirus pandemic have designed and built a memorial garden at Luton.
07 July 2020
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Antibody Testing - project close
Thank you for your participation in the recent COVID-19 Antibody testing that was carried out across the Trust.
07 July 2020
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VIDEO: Introducing the BME Network
Members of the Trusts BME network come together to share their thoughts.
07 July 2020
Clinical Instruction
Guidance for patients in post-ROSC uncorrected hypotension
This updated clinical instruction outlines the process for administering adrenaline to a patient with uncorrected hypotension following ROSC.
07 July 2020
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Public Board Meeting
The next public Board meeting is being held virtually on Wednesday 8th July at 1:00pm.
06 July 2020
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Important instructions for implementation immediately 03/07/2020 – until further notice
To best protect the patient and mitigate any risk from a device failure all crews will please undertake the following actions.
03 July 2020
NHS Birthday 2020
EEAST says ‘thank-you’ on 72nd Birthday of the NHS
On Sunday July 5th, the nation will be celebrating the NHS’s 72nd birthday, and at 5pm will be taking part in one final Clap for Carers.
03 July 2020
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VIDEO: Trust Update from Dorothy Hosein, CEO – 2nd July 2020
Today's video is an update from your CEO
02 July 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
Working from home - your emotional, psychological, physical, social and mental health
Last week we talked about your physical comfort. Now we want to look at a different element.
02 July 2020
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Marauding Terrorist Attacks advice for non-clinical staff
For non-clinical staff the attached leaflet provides useful information to prepare them if they are ever in an environment where there is a MTA occuring.
02 July 2020
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Annual Leave Buy Back Scheme Extended
The Trust published guidance on the Annual Leave ‘Buy-Back’ scheme in April. The Trust has made the decision to extend the current scheme to 30th September.
02 July 2020
End of Life
End of Life Care Guide
Many people no longer know what normal dying looks like - this leaflet can help clinicians talk to patients and their families about dying.
01 July 2020
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Data Quality – Correcting Reporting Errors
All data that is recorded on a Trust system should be accurate at the point of collection. This applies to anyone who records data as part of their role.
01 July 2020
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Luton ambulance worker raises £10k
Dionne Jones, who completed a fundraising challenge for her colleagues while shielding during the Coronavirus lockdown, has raised over ten thousand pounds!
01 July 2020

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