Mission statement:


The Association exists

to develop, disseminate

and promote evidence

based best practice

in moving & handling.


National Back Exchange was established to share and exchange ideas and information on all aspects of moving and handling. Posts on this platform must comply with the NBE Social Media Policy, and does not indicate explicit or implied endorsement by NBE. Anyone requesting assistance from the membership regarding surveys and research are expected to share results.

NBE Regional Officer 1



Damian Martin


Regional officer 1 supports the following groups:

Lancashire and Greater manchester

Northern Ireland





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I have been involved in moving and handling since qualifying as a physiotherapist 15 years ago starting in residential and nursing care.


I then moved into the world of paediatrics taking a role in a special school in North Yorkshire, training staff and risk assessing all aspects of the school day.

Taking the training further I am now Moving and Handling Facilitator for North Yorkshire County Council covering all the schools and childrens resource centres requiring moving and handling training.


I have been an active member of the Yorkshire Back exchange group for 6 years before moving into the Executive committee of National Back Exchange.














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