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DSA survey conclusion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Pittman   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 10:01

East of England Ambulance Service

DSA Survey Monkey - Conclusion

A total of 576 members of staff responded to the DSA survey monkey which ran for two months in early 2015. Some answers were anticipated and some were not, but there were some which give cause for concern. Of the 576 members that took part 89 (15.45%)  were ECA’s,  100 (17.36%) were Student Paramedics, 108  (18.75%) were Emergency Medical Technicians and 279 (48.44%) were Paramedics

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 10:08
Roger Poole PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fraer Stevenson   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 17:13

Today we heard the very sad news that Roger Poole has passed away, after a period of ill health.

We are awaiting the details of Roger’s funeral and will let staff know when this is planned.

Roger was an inspirational leader in UNISON throughout the Ambulance dispute, giving an iconic 'Coach & Horses' speech:

“Today we have driven a coach and horses through the Conservative government’s pay policy.”

The dispute laid the foundations for transformation of ambulance workers into Paramedics, through gaining the confidence of the workforce, understanding the issues and leading staff nationally in a campaign for major change.

Roger Poole will be very sadly missed.

Kind regards,


Fraer Stevenson

UNISON Branch Secretary

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 17:14
“Donkeys and Lions?” Perhaps we are not as far from 2013 as we thought… PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fraer Stevenson   
Saturday, 04 July 2015 13:10


“Donkeys and Lions?” 

Perhaps we are not as far from 2013 as we thought…

In 2013 Anthony Marsh wrote a Governance review of our Trust: 


This acknowledged a lot of the issues we faced:

  •  “The senior management team appear to have developed a sense of helplessness.”
  •  “There is a feeling across the organisation that the Trust Board do not listen.”
Last Updated on Saturday, 04 July 2015 14:53
Branch Sec Update... CEO recruitment, Parliament demonstration, OOS codes, Telematics and more... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fraer Stevenson   
Friday, 26 June 2015 11:18

Return to Parliament

A few years ago a group of EEAST frontline staff travelled to Parliament to voice our concerns over the direction of our Trust. The time has come for a return visit. 


UNISON is funding minibuses for members that want to take part in a demonstration at Parliament to highlight the issue of late finishes.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 12:03
Student Paramedic update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fraer Stevenson   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:24

Discussions to support Students Paramedics delayed in their progression are ongoing with the Trust.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 June 2015 13:23
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