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.

Regional Officer 2


Lorraine DeMott


Regional Officer 2 supports the following groups:


East Anglia



East Midlands


For more info see the Local Groups Tab



 I qualified as a State Enrolled Nurse in 1977 and a Registered Nurse in 1997.


I spent much of my nursing career working with medical patients eventually becoming a senior nurse on a respiratory unit in an acute NHS Trust on the south coast.


It was whilst working on this unit in 1995 that I was asked to become a link worker in moving and handling. Four years later I became the Back Care Nurse advisor, a post which involved training all applicable healthcare staff in safer patient handling skills.


In 2003, I became the trusts Manual Handling Co-ordinator and Deputy Occupational Health Manager. Within this role and department, I was able to audit the number of musculoskeletal injuries and worked closely with risk management.


In 2009, I left the NHS and went to work for Linet UK as a clinical specicalist, where I met many NBE members at their local groups advising and educating on the clinical benefits of good equipment with regards to moving and handling and spinal log rolling.


In 2012, I went to work for the parent company, Linet CZ, where I spent most of my time teaching in hospitals in Europe,the Middle East and some parts of Africa.


In 2015 I retired from work, but still sometimes work independantly.


 I have been a member of the Sussex Back exchange since 2000, I spent 16 years as their secretary and became chairperson in April 2017.


I am really looking forward to the role of regional officer as I think that my experience could be very useful. I am still after so many years passionate about moving and handling and cant wait to meet the local group members at their meetings and bringing their idea's back to the Executive.









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