Mission statement:


The Association exists

to develop, disseminate

and promote evidence

based best practice

in moving & handling.


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Links Directory

Below are some of the links we recommend (from feedback from our members). As these are external organisations and web sites, we neither take responsibility nor are accountable for the content on these sites. If you feel a link needs adding to this page, please contact us to suggest it using the form at the bottom of this page.


Australian Association for the Manual Handling of People

AAMHP is a multidisciplinary group consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners and Ergonomists. Our aim is to promote the improvement of training and practice in the manual handling of people and develop a compassionate and collaborative network of likeminded professionals interested in the manual handling of people.


Back Care

Back Care is an independent national charity registered as the National Back Pain Association that helps people manage and prevent back pain.


British Healthcare Trades Association

The British Healthcare Trades Association is focused on representing companies which provide products and services for people with special physical needs and other specialist healthcare areas.


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 45,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.


College of Occupational Therapists

The British Association / College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapy staff in the UK.


Department of Health

The DH website provides access to up to date publications and guidance from the Government , as well as consultation documents.


Disabled Living Foundation

The Disabled Living Foundation is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice about all types of equipment to older and disabled people, their carers and families.


Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (formerly the Ergonomics Society) is an international organisation for professionals using knowledge of human abilities and limitations to design and build for comfort, efficiency, productivity and safety


Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the Commission.


Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy

The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the Commission.


Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhances and safeguards the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe.


Moving and Handling Association of New Zealand

The Moving and Handling Association of NZ is a non profit incorporated society whose aim is to promote safe moving and handling practice for workers in the health, disability, social and education sectors.


Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals

The Association's prime objective is to provide a national professional forum to promote standards in clinical practice, foster research and encourage the development of health and social care services for people with spinal cord injuries.


National Patient Safety Agency

The NPSA is a Special Health Authority that was established in July 2001 to co-ordinate the reporting of patient safety incidents and to learn from these incidents in order to improve patient safety in the NHS.


Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.


Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique has been taught for over one hundred years. In 1958, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) was founded in the UK by teachers who were trained personally by FM Alexander. STAT's first aim is to ensure the highest standards of teacher training and professional practice.


AT Today

AT Today is a new magazine that the BHTA is producing in partnership with THIIS magazine. It is available online to read or to download as a PDF and includes some of the very latest developments in the Assistive Technology world


The Homecare Industry Information Service

LINK TEXTTHIIS is updated every day with details of new and updated products related to disability, the latest literature and job opportunities, updated safety alerts and more.d>


Changing Places

A website which gives users information about public toilet facilities with hoists and changing beds. Simply type in the place or post code and it will come up with a comprehensive list with the places, opening times, access and facilities.


Moving & Handling Instructors

News snippets from around the world relating to back care as well as moving an handling issues.


The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals

The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals is a non-profit association that brings together like-minded individuals that want to share ideas, support research, and advocate for sound regulatory activity that improves and promotes a safer working environment for all caregivers. They also seek to establish standards and practices for both the practitioner and the facilities where they work.


Community Equipment Code of Practice Scheme

CECOPS is a not-for-profit organisation set up with the purpose of making community disability equipment services safer, of better quality and much more efficient.


American Association for Safe Patient Handling & Movement

The mission of the American Association for Safe Patient Handling and Movement is to improve the safety and function of patients and residents, as well as enhance the safety of those who provide their care.


Health & Care Professions Council

The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator, and was set up to protect the public. To do this, the HCPC keeps a Register of health and care professionals who meet the HCPC standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.


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