Ambulance staff are still unhappy about changes to their rotas and general leadership at the trust, pushing them to launch a public petition to health secretary @MattHancock and health minister @SteveBarclay – both also MPs for the area the trust covers. https://t.co/fYbSB6v9QO
— Geri Scott (@Geri_E_L_Scott) September 24, 2018
East of England Ambulance Trust has adopted a policy of diverting ambulances with patients ALREADY inside to new emergency calls to improve response times when considered ‘safe’ to do so. https://t.co/3cneYdjlFA
— Patrick Greenfield (@pgreenfielduk) September 16, 2018
Thank you to everyone who has completed, supported and shared our survey.
In less than 24 hours, over 520 staff have completed the survey
60% said they’ve signed a grievance
30% said they’ve contacted their MP
The full results will be shared with all staff, and used to inform our discussions and decide on next steps.
If you haven’t already done so, take a few minutes to add your views and encourage others to do the same:
We’ve had questions raised today about GDPR and survey monkey. To be clear the data collated does not contain personal information and survey monkey have assured us they are compliant with the GDPR.
We’ve also had questions raised about the survey being potentially completed multiple times by the same person. The survey is set up to only allow it to be completed once by each individual, and this is one of the reasons why we chose to use survey monkey.
We can see from the results so far that this is a very emotive subject you feel strongly about – and we do too.
You are not alone – and there is strength in our solidarity.
All EEAST staff have been emailed a link to the survey (which you can also add free text to). It’s only open though for a short period of time and hasn’t been put out in NTK. We’re sure that’s an oversight… Please take a few moments to fill in the survey and add your views – and encourage your colleagues to do the same, as a matter of urgency.
Please take a few minutes to make your views heard.
MIND Bluelight is offering free courses to Ambulance staff in resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, such as being socially isolated or dealing with stressful workplace conditions, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience can be taught and learned.
For a more detailed definition of resilience visit resilience at Mind page. You can also find more information on resilience and mental wellbeing in the information booklets which are free to download.
During the course, you’ll build up your own collection of tools and skills for coping better with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, social pressures, and difficult emotions like anger.