Ergonomics to improve patient care and staff well-being

The CIEHF explore the discipline of human factors and ergonomics in improving patient safety and staff well-being

NHS ergonomist and manual handling adviser Liz Leigh writes about the risks involved in moving and handling patients and advises on how it can be made safe for patients and staff

Liz Leigh, member of the Institute of Ergonomics and a manual handling adviser/clinical ergonomist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, continues her look at ergonomics and how it affects healthcare services

Liz Leigh, clinical ergonomist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, discusses how ergonomics affects the NHS

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Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

More recently, ERIC (Estates Returns Information Collection) data collection has contained some deeply alarming news about the condition of NHS buildings and equipment.

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