Safe moving and handling of patients: an interprofessional approach

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A gap in the medical undergraduate curriculum on safe moving and handling of patients was identified, and a project to enhance moving and handling education for undergraduates in various healthcare disciplines was undertaken. A team of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and e-learning professionals developed a cross-discipline e-learning resource, piloted with medical and nursing students at Queen’s University Belfast. One outcome of the project was the development of a deeper recognition of the common curriculum across healthcare disciplines.ReviewAll articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.OnlineGuidelines on writing for publication are available at: For related articles visit the archive and search using the keywords above.

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