Managers’ attitudes towards mechanical aids
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Managers’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

Thelma McGuire Director, Lothian NHS Occupational Health Service, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh
Janis Moody Research and Audit Co-ordinator, Lothian NHS Occupational Health Service, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh
Margaret Hanson Ergonomist, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh

This article reports a study of the attitudes of NHS management and financial personnel to issues of moving and handling, in particular the use of mechanical aids. The study highlights some confusions about the responsibilities and roles of different personnel, and the authors make some recommendations to clarify these.

Nursing Standard. 11, 31, 33-38. doi: 10.7748/ns1997.04.11.31.33.c2452