Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues
We would like to welcome you all to this symposium – the first to be held in the Region.  We hope that you all learn something useful that you will be able to apply to your everyday lives either at work or at home.
Moving and handling has been a very important part of our lives in the United Kingdom for over 25 years. In the UK, if lifting is part of your job role, then it is a statutory requirement for you to receive instruction and training. It is hoped, then, that after this training, injuries to employees are reduced, and in the case of patient moving and handling, injuries to the patient are also reduced, if not eliminated. This is turn, has great financial benefits and savings to the organization. 
We hope that you will visit all of the exhibitors - the speakers will be available all day for you to ask questions.  The speakers will also visit the stands and may do some impromptu workshop sessions.
Lorraine Demott
Independent Clinical Nurse Educator 
Moving and Handling Practitioner