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Are your details and Subs Payments Correct?? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jackie Robinson   
Saturday, 23 August 2014 22:24



It is a member’s responsibility to update their branch of any change of circumstances because if your details are not current it could lead to delays getting the assistance you may require in a timely manner. It is also really important that you provide us with a contact phone or e-mail address – ideally both but one or the other would be better than nothing at all. It can make a fairly routine task unnecessarily time consuming if we have no means of contacting you to check something or contact you about any membership related matters.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 06:25
Peoples March for the NHS in the Eastern Region PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cheryl Godber   
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:51

Dear All,

The March for the NHS is well under way now & will arrive in North Allerton, Yorkshire & Humberside, at teatime today. Here are the latest details regarding the People March for the NHS in terms of when, where & what is happening regarding our legs of the march within the Region.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 13:57
Written by Steve Imrie   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 17:46



Its been sometime since I’ve updated you all, but Fraer has been doing an extremely good job of keeping you all informed with the ongoings of within the trust. What I did want to do, is bring your attention to the upcoming and looming dispute over pay within the NHS.

And yes it is coming to our shores within the ambulance service, we ARE entering a national pay dispute!

As I’m sure you know, the Pay Review Body (PRB) recommended a 1% pay increase for everyone within the NHS for this year. This would of been consolidated into our salaries, which means we should of had an uplift to basic pay, overtime pay, unsocial hours and it also would of been included in our pensions.

But, the coalition government decided to ignore the PRB recommendations of a 1% increase (incidentally they chose to accept the PRB recommendations of an 11% pay rise for themselves!) and instead decided to give NHS workers a 1% unconsolidated pay rise for those workers that are at the top of their pay banding for the next two years, other workers will get their incremental rises.

So what does this mean to you?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 20:46
H&S Postbag - August 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Pittman   
Friday, 08 August 2014 10:39


Post Bag – August 2014

Red to Reds (New Allocation Flow Chart):  The Trust has produced a coloured flow chart which is designed to guide EOC staff in the allocation of calls to available resources. The first box in the flow chart asks “Is the resource past meal break point?” This flow chart should be used at every initial stage when allocating calls to resources even when the resource being considered is already on a call and is past their meal break point. There is no agreement for ignoring this flow chart and allocating a call of a higher category to a resource that is past their meal break point.

Calls at end of shift: When a crew have gone past the end of their planned shift finish time, they cannot be assigned to any calls. The crew may be contacted by EOC and asked if they are prepared to accept any further calls but if they decline they are not to be challenged, and are to be returned to their base. There is no agreement that permits EOC to allocate calls of a higher category to be passed to a resource that is already assigned to a call and are past the end of their planned shift finish time.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 10:40
Calls in Progress PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Pittman   
Friday, 08 August 2014 08:01

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Calls In Progress

Members of staff are still voicing their concerns regarding the service dispatching crews to presumed emergency calls with blue lights and sirens.  This situation has been a “hot potato” for a very long time and is exacerbated by the pressures placed upon ambulance crews to meet clock-stopping targets while we have insufficient qualified clinical staff and vehicles to realistically provide adequate cover to our vast area of 7,500 square miles.

The advice which we received from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) was not acceptable to the Trust despite the advice making rational sense. The situation was escalated to the extent that the Department of Health became involved which brought about them meeting with the seniors of all three emergency services.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 08:40
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