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Invacare course achieves RCOT endorsement

Invacare course achieves RCOT endorsement

2 weeks ago, Jun 12 at 4:29pm
Invacare's Impetus training course has been officially endorsed by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. The successful course offers Invacare retailers and healthcare professionals core skills and competencies in assessing and prescribing wheelchairs to clients.
NHS releases Conflicts of Interest guidance

NHS releases Conflicts of Interest guidance

Mar 01 at 10:35am
NHS England has published new guidance on conflicts of interest which will be in force from the 1st June 2017. The guidance, issued  for NHS England organisations and staff, covers subjects regarding promotional gifts, hospitality and transparency about sponsorship arrangements relating to the industry.
Fraud alert as retailers are used to con suppliers

Fraud alert as retailers are used to con suppliers

Apr 25 at 10:10am
Companies are reporting some serious fraud activity in the industry with one leading retailer being targeted and others also being used to mislead suppliers.

New supplier search site launches

New supplier search site launches

Mar 08 at 2:08pm

A brand new portal has been created that will give suppliers plenty of exposure if they are looking to promote to either the trade or key professionals.

New study identifies risk with joystick armrest location

New study identifies risk with joystick armrest location

Jan 11 at 9:29am
Research led by Alberto Esquenazi, MD, the Director of the Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory at MossRehab, is the first to study the effects of joystick control position for wheelchair users.
New guidance on getting a powered wheelchair

New guidance on getting a powered wheelchair

Jul 13 at 3:55pm
Rica, the consumer research charity, has published a new guide called Getting a powered wheelchair: a guide to help you choose - available free online and in print.
Big fines in Stairlift Prosecution

Big fines in Stairlift Prosecution

Mar 23 at 1:29pm
A company that claimed to sell new Stannah stair lifts to elderly Warwickshire residents actually sold them lifts which were made up of second hand parts, and in some cases were unsafe.

An invitation to join the new trade only LinkedIn group

An invitation to join the new trade only LinkedIn group

Mar 16 at 2:30pm
THIIS magazine has launched a trade only LinkedIn group and is inviting everyone in business in the mobility, independent living and assisted technology to join up.
Innovators urged to apply for European funding

Innovators urged to apply for European funding

Feb 10 at 9:46am
Designers of innovative new products for the community healthcare sector have been urged to apply for a European funding stream before the programme deadline expires.

New LOLER Approved Code of Practice

New LOLER Approved Code of Practice

Jan 22 at 8:58am
A new LOLER Approved Code of Practice and guidance has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

 
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