Registration Opens for the first in the NBE webinar series: Early Mobilisation

The first of our new webinar series will begin on Wednesday 31st May at 2pm with the topic of Early Mobilisation.

The objectives of the webinar are:

  • Describing the causes and effects of immobility
  • Understanding the importance of mobilisation
  • Describe and conduct a patient mobility assessment
  • Assess a patients level of risk
  • Ensuring you have the right equipment to enable you patient to mobilise.

Presented by our very own Sharon Rindsland, Moving and Handling Senior Coordinator at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and NBE Conference Director, this webinar is CPD certified and is anticipated to run for about 1hr 15 mins including Q & A time.

Sharon has extensive knowledge of the topic and in 2021 wrote a series of five articles on early mobilisation, published by the Nursing Times.

The Webinar will discuss how promoting early mobilisation is a fundamental part of a patient’s recovery and is crucial to prevent complications associated with bed rest.

Sharon will also be discussing her experiences of how she implemented early mobilisation in her Trust.

See Sharon’s impressive full bio below.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Guldmann for sponsoring this webinar.



Register for the webinar!


Sharon Rindsland


Cert Ed in teaching from Canterbury college, ROSPA BTEC Level 4 in safer people handling, Dip Mammography from the Jarvis Breast Screening Centre, PGCE Loughborough University Manual Handling Management, IOSH health and safety certificate. MSc in Ergonomics at Derby University. HSIB (Health and Safety Investigation Branch) for patient safety covering System Approach to Handling and handling which includes bariatric patients’ safety Bariatric Master Class on mobility. Member of National Back, Exchange Conference Director Chair of the Kent group.


Sharon has over 26 years’ experience in manual handling and has worked across many areas of Kent. Having worked in three acute trusts in the last 26 years, in her current role Sharon assists the Trust strategically on how to implement the Moving and Handling Policy and advise on the importance of patient and staff safety. Sharon works within all clinical areas to ensure that the standards of manual handling are followed. One of her bigger projects is to promote patient mobility and the importance of keeping patients moving. The effects of immobility in older people in hospital who are confined to bed is that they become at risk of losing physical condition, function and independence; this is known as deconditioning and is one of the most common reasons for delayed hospital discharge. Helping patients to get up and move after an acute illness is a vital part of recovery, and failure to mobilise is associated with physical and psychological complications. Sharon has written and had published five series on early mobilisation for the nursing times, all articles look at why this activity of daily living is an important part of nursing care. She is in the process of completing 5 Podcasts on the importance of manual handling and the effects on patient safety. More recently Sharon became one of the co-founders and director of RQS (Recognising Quality Solutions) an independent moving and handling consultancy providing award winning solutions and product assurance for individuals working within the moving and handling and care industry.

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