Matthew P Anderson, medical student, Centre for Medical Education,Susan Carlisle, lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Clare Thomson, e-learning developer, Department of General Practice,Catherine Ross, teaching assistant, Clinical Skills Education Centre, Centre for Medical Education,Helen J Reid, academic GP registrar, Department of General Practice,Nigel D Hart, senior clinical lecturer, Department of General Practice; Queen’s University Belfast.Angela Clarke, manual handling specialist/ergonomics adviser, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast.
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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: http://rcnpublishing.com/page/ns/about/author-guidelines. For related articles visit the archive and search using the keywords above.