Archives (2016)

29 September 2016

Trust committed to improvements following publication of CQC report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report following a planned inspection of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) in May. The report gives the Trust a ‘good’ rating for its service being caring but highlights a number of areas of concern. The report judges the Trust to be ‘inadequate’ overall and NHS Improvement has

27 September 2016

Patients and staff reunited at SECAmb’s sixth annual survivors’ event

Patients from across South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb) region have once again been reunited with the ambulance teams who saved their lives at the Trust’s annual ‘Our Survivors’ event. The event, now in its sixth year, celebrates the clinical skills of SECAmb staff and the lives they have saved. Eight patients, whose lives were saved by the

20 September 2016

Chertsey Make Ready Centre to incorporate more ambulance crews

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has announced plans for staff based at Knaphill Ambulance Station to move in to its established Make Ready Centre in Chertsey. The plans will see the staff begin and end their shifts at the Chertsey centre where ambulances for the region are prepared and maintained. Knaphill station is not in

14 September 2016

Counting the cost of fraud

The Trust has a new team in place from RSM Risk Assurance Services to monitor fraud. They will be producing regular bulletins called Notice Fraud to inform staff about actions, successes and alerts. View Issue 1 of Notice Fraud Fraud cos

13 September 2016

HR Policy & Procedure Review

HR is undertaking a comprehensive review of HR policies and procedures and is consulting on seven policies at the moment. Disciplinary Policy Grievance Policy Capability Policy Managing Safeguarding Allegations Policy Consultation for these four closes on Wednesday 21 September. Bullying &

9 September 2016

West Sussex fire co-responding pilot set to begin

A potentially life-saving scheme in which West Sussex firefighters attend certain medical emergencies with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is to be piloted in the region. The co-responding scheme follows similar work with the fire services in Surrey and Kent with discussions also under way in East Sussex. West Sussex Fire & Rescue Serv

6 September 2016

Schools and children’s groups urged to sign up to learn life-saving skills

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging schools and children’s groups to register their interest to take part in an international CPR awareness drive taking place in October. The Trust is looking for local schools and groups to take part in the Europe-wide initiative, Restart a Heart. As part of Restart a Heart Day on Tuesd

6 September 2016

Flu Vaccination Programme 2016-2017

Every year the Trust makes the flu vaccine available to all staff and this year the Infection Control Lead (ICL) is once again managing the programme for delivery. The flu vaccination programme within SECAmb will commence on the 16th September 2016 and this year we will once again be utilising local Flu Leads for each Oper

1 September 2016

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Every year the Trust offers a free seasonal flu vaccination to every member of staff and our local flu leads try to encourage staff to have the vaccine with varying degrees of success. Between myself and the local flu leads we have heard every excuse for not having the vaccine, from “it will give me the flu” to “I have never had the flu so I don’t need

22 August 2016

Trust thoughts with families, loved ones and all affected on anniversary of Shoreham aircraft crash

Acting Chief Executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), Geraint Davies said: “The thoughts of everyone at SECAmb are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident a year ago today. “It was, of course, an extremely challenging incident to respond to and our staff, as ever, acted with care, compassion an

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