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Primary care moving and handling e-learning course

This course explains what moving and handling are and how an injury might affect you. It explores why we need to manage risk when completing manual handling tasks, how we assess these risks and the principles of safer handling.


A standardised, endorsed, national core curriculum is a key means to deliver cost-effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations.

This course aims to help prevent injury to primary care staff. In health and social care, work often involves manual handling, so knowing how to do it safely is very important for staff both at work and at home.

Course Content

  • Session 1: Introduction to manual handling
  • Session 2: Your back & you
  • Session 3: Your back & your posture
  • Session 4: Risk assessment
  • Session 5: Principles of safer manual handling


1 hour 10 mins approx

What will learners get out of it?

  • How to promote compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines - both national and local
  • How to assess and minimise workplace risks
  • Understanding of how to reduce negligence, accidents and incidents to patients, service users, and visitors

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all primary care staff as part of statutory training requirements.


The sessiuons are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners' understanding of the course.

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course was originally commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and endorsed by the National Back Exchange (NBE).

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the Framework.

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