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Column: behind the pages

Column 32.4 will hit your inboxes on Wednesday 23rd December 2020. It is our Christmas gift to you and we hope that you enjoy this issue. It is a real joy to have Penny Townsend (our guest editor for this issue) on the team. Explaining processes to someone else is a great opportunity to put into words everything that is needed to get an edition out on time. We have regular 'zoom' meetings at all sorts of times of day to meet the deadlines and fit around everyone's lives. There will be a new addi...
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The forgotten frontline – our home care workers

For our latest blog, we talked to NBE advanced member Jan Healey, about her PHD research; why it's important to her and how NBE members and the wider Moving & Handling community can help. Tell us a bit about yourself... I had always wanted to have a career in heath care but for various reasons I didn't manage to achieve this until 18 years ago when I trained and qualified as an OT. I worked in an acute trust initially followed by a move into Social Care and found I really enjo...
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It’s all in the edit

When I was asked by Carole Johnson if I would like to be a guest editor for an issue of the NBE column journal, I jumped at the chance - without knowing anything about the job…. Writing a blog article apparently, is part of the package. When asked for advice, digital marketing hubby said "it needs to pass the 'so what' test" – meaning it needs to be relevant and interesting to the reader. I am going to try and do both but may fail miserably so please be forgiving, a few of you will know me ...
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Advanced Member Meet Up

Calling all Advanced Members ......  Unfortunately this year we could not meet up at NBE Conference 'in person' for our Advanced Member meeting as we would usually do – but we won't let that stop us!If you are an advanced NBE member, you should already have received an invitation to join us on Thursday 26th November 6pm-7pm (with Zoom meeting details).  If you have not received this please accept my apologies and email me at: membershipsecretary@nationalbackexc...
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National Back Exchange Statement – Response to Questions about Training and Covid-19 November Update

The question of continuing to deliver face to face training, or not, has been brought into focus again following a statement from Skills for Care on the 5th November. Their statement on the 'news' section of their website is as follows: "New national COVID-19 restrictions are in place in England from 5 November 2020. During this period, we recommend you stop face to face training and to use digital solutions only." I am sure this has raised questions and may contradict the current practise of so...
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