Chair of Professional Affairs Committee (PAC)
Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse at Guy’s Hospital in 1985, following Orthopaedic nurse training, and developing an early interest in safer moving & handling, becoming the moving and handling trainer for students, care assistants and qualified staff on her first ward as a newly qualified staff nurse.
She started LPS Training with her physio husband in 1992 and currently delivers a variety of manual handling training in health, social care and special education settings. She also undertakes individual risk assessments, delivering bespoke training for the carers and family of clients with complex handling issues.
Julia was an author and co-editor of the Handling of People, 6th Edition writing the chapter on Safer Hoisting, and co-wrote the NBE Hoisting leaflets. Julia led a small working party to re-write the Skills for Health Moving and handling e-learning modules and led a group to revise the Moving and handling element of the Core Skills Training Framework.
She remains an active member of her local National Back Exchange group, having Chaired the group, as well as spending time on the National Executive Committee, as a Regional Officer, National Secretary and NBE Chair for 3 years. She is currently the Chair of the NBE Professional Affairs Committee.
RGN ONC Advanced Member of NBE