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Back support

05 April 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

An updated guide to manual handling has been produced by the charity BackCare to reduce the problems nurses experience.

Risk factors for moving and handling bariatric patients

18 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To identify and explore the manual handling risks for patients and caregivers using bariatric patient pathways in health and social care. Method A mixed...

Dynamic duo

24 May 2005

Nursing Standard


Summary Working in the community as manual handling nurse specialists, Linda Rankin and Emily Millar have run education programmes for parents and carers of...

Safe moving and handling of patients: an interprofessional approach

16 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A gap in the medical undergraduate curriculum on safe moving and handling of patients was identified, and a project to enhance moving and handling education for...

Moving and handling: reducing risk through assessment

01 June 2016

Nursing Standard


Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere in a healthcare environment, and most staff perform a variety of moving and handling tasks every day. Heavy...

An integrated practice approach to mobility care for older people

16 March 2016

Nursing Standard


Mobility is important to older people in nursing homes and residential facilities since it contributes to their health and quality of life. Many residents in such...

Open AccessCare after death in children’s hospices: recommendations for moving and handling, and for managing physiological deterioration

21 February 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Background Children’s hospices provide a range of services for babies, children and young people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, including...