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Moving & Handling Theatre 8

Please Note: Below timetable speakers are for the 2018 show

Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

Clare Barber speaking in Moving & Handling Theatre 8 at 11:00 - 11:45

Seminar Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Speaker Name: Clare Barber

Seminar Title: Practical Assessment for Home Adaptations

This 45 minute presentation will look at simple ways to assess and measure for minor adaptations in line with the Trusted Assessor framework. It will also look at the development of Trusted Assessor and where the role will fit in the future. Learning Outcomes: · Understand what Trsuted Assessor is · Know where the role fits now and in the furture · Know the equipment a trusted assessor can assess for · Assess for, measure for Stair rails and raisers · Understand more about the DLF, their training programs and charitable aims.

Elizabeth Hallows speaking in Moving & Handling Theatre 8 at 12:00 - 12:45

Seminar Time: 12:00 - 12:45

Speaker Name: Elizabeth Hallows

Seminar Title: Safe system of work: it’s all in the detail - Experiences of a moving and handling expert witness

This seminar will review and share the lessons learnt through Elizabeth's work as an expert witness in cases involving moving and handling.

Carole Johnson speaking in Moving & Handling Theatre 8 at 13:00 - 13:45

Seminar Time: 13:00 - 13:45

Speaker Name: Carole Johnson

Seminar Title: The thin blue line: professional integrity and unsafe practice

This topic can be highly emotive and fraught with complications. The session will consider the difficulties professionals face when they observe bad practice, and questions are set to run very deep. What is poor practice? How do professionals confront such a complex subject? Should we always raise a safeguarding when we see something we are unhappy about? Has balanced decision-making made a difference? How do we maintain integrity and facilitate positive handling experiences for everyone involved?

Deborah Harrison speaking in Moving & Handling Theatre 8 at 14:00 - 14:45

Seminar Time: 14:00 - 14:45

Speaker Name: Deborah Harrison

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.

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