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National Back Exchange Conference returns in September

10th September 2013

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

Preparations are coming to a head for the annual National Back Exchange Conference, presenting the healthcare sector's back care experts with the chance to discuss the latest developments within the industry and to see a range of products that can be used in the home to help those with back problems, including mobility chairs and slings. Those who are interested in attending the event will be heading down to Leicestershire from 30th September to 2nd October for the annual gathering.

The National Back Exchange is a multidisciplinary group that brings together a range of people involved with back care and musculoskeletal problems. They aim to help prevent work-related musculoskeletal issues from developing and also provide advice on how to manage them. Their annual conference has been held every year since 1992 and has always provided a platform for discussion about care practices and the correct use of aids such as hoists and slings, as well as an opportunity to discuss ideas that could improve the industry for both healthcare professionals and patients. A number of exhibitors will also be talking about their products and services that could be beneficial to many people with back problems.

The three-day conference will include a number of talks from industry professionals about issues that are currently affecting their work, including how to make the most of the partnership between the NHS and local healthcare workers and the key actions necessary for a coordinated handling and moving response when those with severe difficulties need to be moved from their homes.

Handicare will be attending this event as an exhibitor and will be running a workshop entitled 'Awareness of Managing Complex risk assessment'. As well as manufacturing accessible bathrooms, riser recliner chairs and stairlift solutions that help those with back problems feel comfortable and safe at home, they will be offering plenty of advice on using balanced decisions to create risk assessments - an important part of ensuring that those with back care issues are not put at unnecessary risk and that those helping to care for these people feel confident in undertaking their tasks.

The conference will no doubt ensure that providers of back care within the healthcare sector are well-equipped to help people with difficulties benefit from the most up-to-date practices and the most advanced technology. There is now a real opportunity for progress to be made throughout the country in this area, and those with mobility difficulties are sure to reap the benefits of this as a result of the National Back Exchange Conference 2013.

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