News archive from August 2020
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Don’t miss the opportunity - share your views and help us improve together
If you haven't yet responded to the pulse survey don’t miss out on your opportunity to help improve the Trust.
27 August 2020
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Blue light colleagues join EEAST’s bank
Blue light colleagues who joined our crews to drive emergency vehicles during the height of the coronavirus pandemic will be returning to EEAST.
27 August 2020
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Volunteer training recommences with record size courses
The Commercial and CFR Training team have just delivered the largest courses to date for CFRs in Norwich and Essex.
27 August 2020
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Free Introduction to Evaluation Online Course
Due to popular demand, NIHR ARC North Thames Academy is rerunning their Introduction to Evaluation Online course. There are only 50 places, so book early to secure your place!
26 August 2020
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EEAST celebrate graduation of first apprentices
EEAST is celebrating its first group of apprentices becoming qualified EMTs.
25 August 2020
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Digital Risk Assessment Form
The digital risk self assessment form has been specifically designed for individual staff members to complete and if necessary share the results with their line manager.
25 August 2020
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Feedback wanted on gender/cultural appropriateness of ambulance uniform
The National Ambulance Diversity Forum is supporting the AACE to gather feedback regarding uniform for ambulance staff.
24 August 2020
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Urgent Recall of Compressors
Can all stations please report locations of the pictured compressor for urgent recall and replacement.
24 August 2020
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Payroll Notification
The Trust is experiencing a significant increase in payroll paperwork being received after the published cut-off dates.
24 August 2020
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Leadership message from Jessica Watts, Head of Improvement Programmes
This weeks leadership message comes from our Head of Improvement Programmes, Jessica Watts
20 August 2020
Podcast
Is pressure sometimes good for us? The EEAST General Broadcast
The latest episode of EEAST General Broadcast talks about why pressure is sometimes good for us, and what to do when you're maxed out.
20 August 2020
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A Welcome Pack for new starters joining the Trust has been developed
A Welcome Pack has been developed by the Organisational Development & Communications and Engagement team to help introduce new colleagues.
20 August 2020
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Corpuls pre-shift check procedure
Details of the Corpuls pre-shift check procedure.
19 August 2020
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COVID-19 Risk Self Assessment
Many staff have been assessed to determine what measures, if any, may be needed to mitigate and identify COVID-19 risk.
19 August 2020
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Lord Lieutenant's thanks to EEAST staff and volunteers
The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire has sent a message of thanks and appreciation to our staff and volunteers.
19 August 2020
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Digital projects handed £5m funding boost
Plans are in place to issue all 3,500 of our frontline staff with a personal iPad to access any resources they may need while on the road.
18 August 2020
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Pulse survey out now - check your inbox
The first quarterly pulse survey is out now! Share your views and help us improve together.
18 August 2020
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Insight set to be offline for update
Please note that Insight, (often referred to as 4Risk), will be offline from 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday 18 August).
17 August 2020
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Leadership Message from the CEO, Dorothy Hosein
This weeks leadership message comes from the Dorothy, our Trust CEO.
15 August 2020
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“Please wear a mask – I can’t stress enough how important it is”
An EMT from Luton has shared her story to encourage others to wear a mask and make sure they are using PPE correctly.
15 August 2020
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Serious Incident (SI) MPT training
The Safety and Risk department are rolling out a Manager’s Passport Training (MPT) titled Serious Incident (SI) Modules.
14 August 2020
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Identifiable information on personal devices
No identifiable information regarding an incident should be recorded on personal devices.
14 August 2020
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Gideon retires after 20 years
Gideon Chilton retired on August 7 - exactly 20 years since he joined the service.
14 August 2020
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Uniform survey - what next?
Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill out the uniform survey.
14 August 2020
South Asian Heritage Month
Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month
Kunal Pandya, Intermediate Ambulance Practitioner, talks to his priest, Shree Mr Hemangbhai Bhatt, about his family, history and culture to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month.
13 August 2020
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COVID-19 Risk Assessment tool now available
The Trust has made an online COVID-19 risk assessment tool available for all staff to use.
13 August 2020
EEAST Wellbeing Support
What is burnout and what can I do?
Feeling physically and emotionally drained with no reserves of energy? Are you acting negatively, responding with cynicism/pessimism and resenting anyone and anything around you? These are all signs that recent life has taken its toll, you may be approaching burnout.
13 August 2020
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Message in a Bottle (MIAB) Survey
The Trust’s Community Engagement Group (CEG) would like to find out to what extent the Message in a Bottle are still fit for purpose. Please complete the survey.
13 August 2020
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Dates for the new QSIR V programme
The Quality and Improvement team are pleased to announce dates for the new QSIR V programme.
13 August 2020
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New Freedom to Speak Up Guardian announced
Janice Scott has joined EEAST as the Trust's new full-time Freedom to Speak Up Guardian.
13 August 2020
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Learner Reference Group
The next Virtual Meeting of the Learner Reference Group takes place on 9th September at 4pm
13 August 2020
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REAP Level Change to REAP 2
The Trust has increased its REAP level to REAP 2 - moderate pressure.
12 August 2020
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Data Quality – Understanding Ambulance Quality Indicators (AQI)
The Ambulance Quality Indicators (AQI) are a series of standards, indicators and measures used by all Ambulances Trusts to ensure that all aspects of ambulance performance are measured accurately and consistently.
12 August 2020
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Video Update: Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive 11th August 2020
Trust video update from Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive on 11th August 2020.
11 August 2020
A wellbeing garden has opened at Huntingdon Ambulance Station
Wellbeing garden at Huntingdon Station opens after community effort
A ‘wellbeing garden’ has been unveiled at Huntingdon Ambulance Station
11 August 2020
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Disabled staff survey: Experiences during COVID-19 and lessons to learn
NHS England and NHS Improvement are keen to hear about the experiences of disabled staff during the last five months.
11 August 2020
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New dates - Spot the Signs suicide awareness training
New dates now available for September and October. Spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis. The training is open to all staff and volunteers.
11 August 2020
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EEAST Pulse Survey
The Trust will be undertaking quarterly pulse surveys as an additional way to listen and see how well we’ve responded to your feedback and where improvements are still required.
10 August 2020
'It paints an exciting picture of a positive future' - leadership message from Nicky Ward, Head of Strategy and Transformation
Leadership message from Nicola Ward introducing the new corporate strategy 2020-2025.
10 August 2020
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CQM – Summer edition focuses on Information Governance
The recently published Summer edition of Clinical Quality Matters focuses on Information Governance from the position of being a healthcare provider.
10 August 2020
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Spit kits
Spit kits are currently being delivered to every frontline vehicle starting this week. Each vehicle will have one kit and the LOMs will have spares.
10 August 2020
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Advice on Face Masks in Non-Direct Patient Facing Areas
The Trust continually reviews government information to inform our internal risk assessments and advice.
07 August 2020
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Frontline staff wanted for new survey
Can you help Tessa Mochrie as part of her Masters degree in Criminology at the University of Essex?
07 August 2020
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Mop up sessions for Managers Passport Training
We are pleased to inform you that we now have a couple more mop-up sessions for staff, who have missed the previous Finance modules.
07 August 2020
Burnout - What can I do?
07 August 2020
What is burnout?
07 August 2020
The Blue Light Race will raise money for Meadowgate Academy
EEAST enter ‘Blue Light Race’ charity event
EEAST are taking part in a virtual ‘Blue Light Race’ organised by the Police
07 August 2020
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British Paramedic Journal: new reviewers wanted
The BPJ is currently looking for new reviewers who have an honours or higher degree and a specialist interest/expertise in an aspect of paramedic practice.
07 August 2020
Future of Trust reporting
The future of Trust reporting
The Development and Informatics teams are continuously learning and developing new capabilities to improve the Trust’s digital transformation.
06 August 2020
Webinar
Online diabetes training opportunity
EEAST staff are invited to join a virtual educational training webinar about Diabetes.
06 August 2020
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2020 Eyecare voucher scheme
We are very pleased to announce that we have now teamed up with Vision Express to create the new EEAST eyecare voucher scheme.
06 August 2020
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REAP Increase Level 1 to 2
Due to current operational pressures, the Trust has moved from REAP level 1 to REAP level 2.
06 August 2020
Mass casualty dressing bags
Dressing bag load list update
To help clinicians follow the EEAST Skin-Tear (ST) Pathway, we have introduced additional products into the general dressing bag.
05 August 2020
Chelmsford student paramedics
Funded MSc top-ups announced
The successful applicants have been announced for a scheme allowing student paramedics to have part of their remaining MSc credits paid for.
05 August 2020
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Late availability for Spot the Signs suicide awareness training
There has been some late availability for spaces on a Spot the Signs suicide awareness training, open to all EEAST staff and volunteers.
05 August 2020
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Update on BOC cylinder valves
From August 2020, BOC will be introducing alternative valve cylinders. This update provides details.
05 August 2020
CFR Handbook Launch
CFR Operational Handbook launched
The community response team are pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the CFR Operational Handbook.
04 August 2020
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Notification of Datix Maintenance (4, 5 & 6 August)
The Trust's DATIX hosting provider will be carrying out essential work on 4, 5 and 6 August between 4am-7am each day.
03 August 2020
EEAST and HM Coastguard staff with one of their response vehicle at its new home at Saxmundham Ambulance Station
Coastguard and ambulance service come together to reduce response times
EEAST and HM Coastguard are trialling an initiative to improve response times.
03 August 2020
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IP&C Champion network launch
Following keen interest shown, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team will be launching an IP&C Champion network.
02 August 2020
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Baby Face Mask – Advice for Staff/Parents
Face coverings and face masks should NOT be used by children under the age of three years.
01 August 2020

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