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The Association exists

to develop, disseminate

and promote evidence

based best practice

in moving & handling.


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National Back Exchange offers professional publications and leaflets to both members and non-members.  see list below.


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Standards in Manual Handling

Manual Handling of Children - currently  OUT OF PRINT

Moving and Handling of Plus Size People

Safer Moving and Handling in the Perioperative Environment

Moving and Handling in the Community and Residential Care


Leaflets - sold in mixed packs of 20

Leaflet 001 Working at or Near Floor Level                   

Leaflet 002 The Safe Handling of a Manual Wheelchair  


Leaflet 003 Choosing a Sling for your Hoist

Leaflet 004 Safer Use of Hoists                 


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National Back Exchange offers professional publications and leaflets to both members and non-members.


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