Hi, I’m Gavin Wright and I am the editor of the Moving & Handling Instructors newsletter.


The primary purpose of this online journal is to share knowledge of best practice and equipment that’s available as well as to give general tips relating to back care, critical incidents and other useful snippets of information that will keep your teaching sessions fresh and current.


Although I am UK based, my motto is “uniting the world of safe patient handling”. To this end the newsletter takes stories from all over the globe to help us see what others are doing.


It is supposed to be monthly, but in reality, it’s published at irregular intervals, typically one every month or two. It started in 2008 by being distributed to just 150 key selected individuals. Through word of mouth it quickly grew to being one of the most widely circulating newsletters of its kind in, at the time of recording, 25 countries.


One of the reasons for it’s success has been its brevity. Each story just gives a taste of the bigger picture. If you want to know more, then follow the link to discover more. If not, you haven’t wasted your time reading something that you are unlikely ever to use.


As you read the stories, ask yourself, who would be interested in this article? Then forward either the article or the newsletter to them.


Anyway, that’s enough of me. To learn more of who I am please read the testimonials and about pages on this web site.

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