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26 & 27
March 2019


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Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Speaker profile for Deborah Harrison: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Deborah Harrison

Company Name: A1 Risk Solutions

Deborah believes in challenging the status quo, with innovation for the benefit of society. We strive to assist organisations be a better version of themselves, developing a workforce that are passionate about how they safely care for the vulnerable of society. We enable organisations across health, social care and education to reduce risk, errors and raise standards by using our research and evidence-based training and online systems. Deborah was concerned about the level of risk across the health and care sector and developed the only online video based training and risk management system in the world, which demonstrates it significantly reduces risks for both the service user and the handler.

Deborah is the Managing Director of A1 Risk Solutions ® specialising in moving and handling and single-handed care, working nationally assisting organisations implement successful strategies and deliver tailored and effective training. We developed the only Level 4 qualification in single-handed care which is quality assured and regulated by RoSPA.

Deborah is the honorary lecturer for the Occupational Therapy Directorate at the University of Salford and enjoys developing the student’s skills and the future workforce.

Dont miss this seminar

Seminar Title: Does Single-handed care influence the delay in transfer of care?

Single-handed care has been shown to make significant financial and efficiency savings across several councils (Harrison, 2017) and is a project that is sustainable (Bagatelas and Pluckrose, 2017). Delayed transfers of care (DTOC) from the NHS to a community bed reduces the number of beds available for other patients, can cause considerable distress, unnecessarily long stays (NHS England, 2018) and impacts the elderly frail morbidity due to rapid deconditioning (NAPC, 2016). We will explore how the delayed transfers of care
are measured, why they occur, the impact and the correlation between single-handed care projects and DTOC. The presentation will involve an evaluation of workplace practices of 18 NHS Trusts and associated councils, using four different types of data sets, exploring did the single-handed care projects influence DTOC.

Deborah looks forward to sharing and discussing the finding with you.

Moving & Handling Theatre 8, 14:00 -14:45, Wednesday 25th

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