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CSP outing at moving and handling event

The CSP made its mark at a conference and exhibition billed as the premier event in the moving and handling people calendar.

Professional adviser Léonie Dawson represented the Society at the event at the end of January. 

She was involved in the exhibition and as a conference speaker, talking about manual handling.

Ms Dawson explained  the consensus approach to the revision of the 2002 CSP Guidance on Manual Handling in Physiotherapy and the outcomes of the evaluation of the 2008 version’s value to physiotherapists and other healthcare practitioners. 

The survey was sent out to CSP members, who are able to download the publication free from  the CSP website, to higher education institutions, managers of physiotherapy services and the delegates of the Disabled Living Foundation Moving and Handling People 2008 conference.

Many of the purchases at the 2008 conference were by healthcare assistants and trainers in manual handling. Response to the document was positive, Ms Dawson said, adding it was heartening to see how useful it was proving outside the profession as well as for members, some of whom reported that trust policy does not always address issues faced by practitioners. 

Pam Rose, private manual handling adviser, presented a challenge to the audience on how useful guidance was

in decision-making in the field. She discussed how the CSP guidance sat alongside other professional guidelines and legislation, and why they needed to be understood and referred to in the pursuit of good practice and an informed decision-making process.

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