Changes to national terror threat

EEAST RRVs and amb on scene

As you are probably aware, the current national threat level has been changed from critical to severe which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely. It is essential that we are extra vigilant regarding security of Trust premises, vehicles and equipment, including uniform. 


  • Don’t let anyone tailgate you into any secure areas at NHS premises, including hospitals and your own station/place of work. 
  • Always check who is following behind you and challenge – if safe to do so.
  • Wear your ID in a prominent position.
  • Ensure doors and windows are closed when you leave your station/place of work.
  • Don’t prop front doors (or any access door) open.
  • Make a note of the registration number of any suspicious vehicles and report them.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to EOC or dial 999 if there is an emergency, or 101 if not an immediate emergency.


A marked Trust vehicle is potentially an easy target for criminals and potential terrorists, so please keep your vehicle safe and secure at all times.


When travelling to and from work please wear a jacket or other item which covers the Trust insignia and/or rank markings and do not leave high visibility coats and other uniform on display in private vehicles, or any items that could be used as a means of identity for a criminal.

Any surplus or old items of uniform or equipment must be returned to your base station, where arrangements are in place for their disposal. Again this is to help protect the security of our staff and the public. Uniforms do belong to the trust and must never be offered for sale or given away on any sale or social media sites. Disciplinary action may be taken against any member of staff doing this as this creates a potential security risk amongst other things. 

We all have a role to play in making sure we stay safe and secure, so your help and co-operation is much appreciated.

Published 28th May, 2017

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