- Advanced Back Care Advisor
- Assessor Update
- Bariatric Workshop (plus size)
- Children with Disabilities
- Competency Assessment
- Dementia Awareness
- Discharge Assessors
- Emergency Evacuation
- Falls Champions
- Hoisting Master Class
- Key Trainer in Manual Handling
- Key Trainer Update
- Level 3 Award - Education & Training
- Load Handling
- Manual Handling for Theatre Staff
- Minibus Assistants
- Nursery Nurse
- People Handling and Hoisting
- Risk Assessor
- Single Handed Care
- Trips and Falls Reduction
- Wheelchair Pushing
- Cancellation Policy
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MA; BSc(Hons); PGDip; DipNEd; RNT; RGN
Rosemary is a Registered General Nurse and has worked in a variety of clinical settings before moving into an educational post in 1990. This post afforded her the opportunity to work with a range of students including pre and post-registration student nurses as well as NVQ students. Having worked as a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care for a number of years, Rosemary developed an interest in moving and handling and worked closely with colleagues in the NHS running a range of moving and handling training courses.
She joined Herts Handling Training Ltd in 2001 and has since increased her knowledge and skills in moving and handling by working closely with Pat Alexander. Subsequently she gained a postgraduate Diploma in Back Care Management and is now an Advanced Member of National Back Exchange. She is also an active member and has been the chairman of the Oxford Region Group of the NBE since 2004.
In more recent years her interests have expanded to related subjects such as falls prevention and management and working with clients who may present with behaviours that challenge in the field of moving and handling. Rosemary has also presented at national and regional conferences.
RN RM HV BSc hons
As an experienced Registered Nurse, Evadne had a substantial NHS Career especially in Community Nurse management. A keen interest in preventative health care has fuelled her enthusiasm in delivering manual handling training to varied groups and individuals.
Having gained her Certificate of Education, she then successfully attended a post-qualification in Train the trainer in manual handling. Evadne has presented at various national conferences, and run a variety of workshops. Her facilitation skills have enabled delegates to demonstrate learning in risk assessment, teaching and learning, as well as therapeutic handling.
Claire Broughton Welsh
As a community and independent OT, and more recently as a case manager, working with children and young people, Claire has always advised family or carers to assist them safely as well as providing the best possible outcome for all concerned.
She is extensively engaged in moving and handling in her every day work, assessing individual situations and recommending equipment and bespoke processes to best manage care delivery whilst maintaining the dignity of the young person and the safety of the carers.
Claire completed the Manual Handling, Training for Trainers course with the University of Luton, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, in 1998. She has taught part time at Northampton University School of Occupational Therapy providing modules on moving and handling, including delivering training to visiting Russian lecturers in Occupational Therapy, and also works for Herts Handling Training.
Sam started work as an OT in 1992, having previously gained a degree in Social Science, and progressed to working as a moving and handling advisor from 2002, working with children and adults.
She took a 5 day course in trainer and risk assessor in safe movement of patients and loads in 2002, and updated on the ROSPA course in 2007. Sam now has the Post graduate certificate in Back care management from Loughborough .2009
For the last 6 years she has worked as a moving and handling advisor at Barts Health Trust. Experienced in working with patients with complex handling needs and Dementia, she also runs training sessions for nursing staff in moving and handling the patient with dementia in a dignified and safe way.
Sam also provides consultancy for children’s services and visit schools, writing up handling plans and carrying out risk assessments as well as training all the Teaching Assistants. She has worked as a trainer for the Disabled Living Foundation, amongst other clients, including as a Consultant in single handed care projects for various London Boroughs, and now also works with Herts Handling Training.
Sam achieved her Post grad Diploma from Loughborough, an NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care and is proficient and experienced in people moving and handling. She also qualified at Level 3 on the Education and Training award . Her present roles comprise Community Care Worker/Lead in Moving and Handling – at a Borough Council Children’s OT Service, and working as a consultant trainer for Herts Handling Training.
Sam specialises as a lead practitioner relating to moving and handling concerns and implements Safe Systems of working, including training with equipment, and core handling practices. She is also involved in mentoring of qualified and unqualified staff pertinent to moving and handling, this can include training with specialised equipment, and can apply to the informal and formal care networks. The assessment also includes, planning and implementation of an agreed care plan for children up to 18 years, who have substantial and permanent physical disability. This work also includes identifying the need for postural seating at home that enables the child greater opportunity to develop and achieve appropriate milestones, promote function and postural alignment, thereby reducing risk of health complications and/or developmental problems.
MSc RGN SFHEA
Ann originally qualified as an orthopaedic nurse, she then became an RGN and worked in a trauma unit, which led her into the field of rehabilitation. Working in people’s own homes has given her an insight into the skills required for mobility and daily living. She later gained her Master’s degree in Health Promotion, and was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority for her teaching achievements.
All this came together when she commenced working as a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University, where she also gained a qualification in manual handling. Her strength in communication has enhanced her teaching, and she taught basic care skills as well as manual handling at the university, amongst the other subjects the nursing students required. She now works as a consultant Manual Handling Advisor for Herts Handling Training.
Lanre Nehan Babalola
Lanre qualified as a Physiotherapist in Nigeria, working in Nigeria then in the USA. She moved to the UK, working as a manual handling Advisor for Social Services in Camden. She gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Ergonomics at the University of Surrey, and now works as a Consultant Manual handling Advisor for Herts Handling Training.
With a particular interest in paediatric problems, she has now developed a specialty in complex manual handling situations, including dementia care and problems around behavioural issues. She has spoken at national conferences on these subjects, at National Back Exchange and the Disabled Living Foundation Conferences.
Lanre is an active member of National Back Exchange, South London Group, and has served on the National Executive as well.
DMS; LPD (Back Care Management); BA (Hons); Cert Ed; FAETC; RGN
Saintelia Douglas was previously employed by a Primary Care NHS Trust as the Team Lead for the Back Care Advisory Service for over 15 years. Saintelia has experience within the variety of community setting, day centres, and children with disabilities in schools. Saintelia was a member of the data collection team for the Guide to the Handling of People 5th and 6th edition. She has been the membership secretary for National Back Exchange, and is currently the secretary for the Oxford local NBE group. She continues to be an advanced member of NBE.
Saintelia is a professional who attends conferences and workshops and has spoken at the National Back Exchange Conference, The Disabled Living Foundation Conference and frequently at local NBE groups. Saintelia continues to provide manual handling training, and is competent at undertaking complex manual handling risk assessments.
MSc PGD PGCE MCSP CMIOSH
Pat has worked in a variety of health care settings during her career as a physiotherapist. Her work included working with children with cerebral palsy under Dr Bobath. She also has worked in a general hospital, a mental health hospital, the community and as a Back Care Advisor for the NHS. She is now the Director of Herts Handling Training Ltd.
She has gained a post-graduate award in Physiotherapy in Occupational Health and an MSc in Physiotherapy, with her research being on Risk Management of manual handling in Community Nursing. She has a post graduate Diploma in Back Care from Loughborough University, a post-graduate certificate in Education, and is an Advanced Member of National Back Exchange.
Pat has a wide experience in manual handling issues. She has published books on handling children, handling in the community and residential home, guidance for physiotherapists at the request of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is a co–author of Handling of People,4,5,6th editions. She also teaches post-graduate students at several universities, and works as an expert witness in lifting injuries, including cases for the HSE.
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