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The Association exists

to develop, disseminate

and promote evidence

based best practice

in moving & handling.


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NBE News & Blog

Dear Member

  • Conference Early Bird rate closes on 15th July – Don’t miss out - get your application form in today, details are on the NBE website you can save up to £84 by booking early
  • Don’t forget to get your application in for the Maggie Williams award.  This will be awarded for the initiative which links to the theme of this year’s conference “Working Solutions”. To enter you must submit (via email) an outline of your work, with a maximum of 500 words. This should outline the problem you have addressed, and how your initiative has improved Patient, Service User, Client or Staff Safety. You should demonstrate any costs of development and how you have measured any benefits gained. You must provide a clear rationale for your intervention and state how this links to current practice with appropriate references where relevant.

            All completed applications to be submitted via email to admin@nationalbackexchange.org

Closing date for receipt of applications 19th September 2019. Further details are om Column 31.1 

  • The very successful 'App' will be available again for conference this year – very popular last year and enables delegates to get interactive with live Q & A’s, schedules, competitions, speaker notes, polling and more
  • Get involved – Volunteers are needed to steward sessions at conference – contact Admin Office for details
  • Come and join your vibrant and active Executive Committee, nominations deadline is 25th July. All positions are up for re-election. If you want to give something back to the organisation, contact any member of the Executive for further details
  • If you have any issues, please contact the Executive or the Admin team as we are here to help you


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Notice of Annual General Meeting of NBE

To comply with the NBE Constitution this Notice is to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of NBE is to take place on Monday 23rd September 2019 at 17.15 venue Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire.  

The Agenda for this meeting, Minutes of AGM of 24th September 2018, copy of Accounts and all forms and reports will be available on the NBE forums under Member Announcements.

For those who are unable to attend the AGM, or who would prefer to place their votes electronically, a facility to register preferences online will be made available via the website.  Details of this option will also be on the NBE forums under Member Announcements.

Motions for consideration at the AGM

NBE is a membership association and thrives on the ideas and contributions of its members.  As part of this process members are invited to propose motions for consideration at the AGM of NBE to be held on Monday 23rd September 2019.  All proposals must be submitted using the form available in the Members Announcements post in the members forum.

All motions for consideration must be received into the NBE administration offices on or before midday on Friday 26th July 2019.  Proposals received after this deadline will not be eligible for for consideration at the 2019 AGM.

Nominations to the Executive of National Back Exchange

Each year all standing members of the Executive Committee are required to retire from their positions.  All posts on the Executive Committee then become vacant for nominations from the membership body.  All persons who hold active membership at both the time of nomination and the time of election are eligible for a position on the Executive.
The posts available for nominations this year are


  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • Communications Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • 4 Regional Officers posts

Please consider standing for one of these roles to ensure that the work of NBE continues and becomes the organisation you would like it to be.
Nominations must be submitted using the form available in the Members Announcements section of the members forums.  All nominations must be received into the NBE administration offices on or before midday on Friday 26th July.  Forms received after this deadline will not be eligible for consideration prior to the AGM when any vacant positions will be offered for nominations from the floor.

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NBE will be not accepting cheques beyond 31st March 2019

NBE are not accepting cheques beyond 31st March 2019. Payments can be made by PayPal or Bacs. Please contact the NBE admin team for more details.







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