Haslar Consultancy and Training Services can offer the unique provision of an experienced multidisciplinary team, all focused on the care and management of the Plus Size (Bariatric) person.
Created by John Humphray, HCTS has a wealth of experience and understanding of the challenges caring for, or supporting, the Plus size person can bring.
The HCTS team consists of
HCTS understand the need for bespoke assessments and training, specific to the needs of the person or service. The wealth of experience the team brings allows HCTS to offer problem solving and practical solutions in all aspects of the management of the Plus Size person.
The HCTS team can provide support and training at every stage of the Plus Size persons journey, including:
We have developed an experienced multi disciplinary team to support and guide the service user, family and organisations.
We will work in partnership with the service user, their family and the organisations providing a service.
HTCS has selected its associates according to their skills and experiences as well as upholding the core value of acting with integrity.
HCTS offer a range of courses to facilitate your organisations moving and handling needs.
John Humphray is our lead bariatric clinical specialist and has many years experience in supporting service users with complex needs including bariatric service users he has developed and designed the courses to meet your needs.
HCTS offer courses designed to meet your regulatory requirements following the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) as well as being able to provide bespoke courses to meet your staff and service users individual needs.
All of our courses are CPD accredited.
This course is suitable for staff who already have completed a level 2 moving and handling training and is designed for nurses, allied health professionals and carers supporting bariatric patients and service users. This course can be delivered over 2,3 or 4 days depending on the needs of the service.
By gaining a thorough knowledge base of body dynamics and normal movement for this group of service users delegates will be able to provide safe and dignified care when supporting plus sized people with moving and handling.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to undertake a dynamic risk assessment to ensure they are providing person centred care and support demonstrating that every person is different and must be considered individually.
By the end of the course you will have explored the following:
These courses are interactive and designed to give you the opportunity to explore new ways of supporting the moving and handling care and support needs of the bariatric service user.
This course is suitable for staff who already have attained level 2 moving and handling training and is designed for paramedics, local ambulance, and transport services.
Gaining a good knowledge base of body dynamics and normal movement for this group of service users will assist when supporting with moving and handling. Being able to undertaking a dynamic risk assessment is key to providing the right care and support.
Essential to assist with effective planning for the transfer of this service user group both for planned transfers and Emergency evacuations to hospital.
Demonstrating that every person is different and must be considered individually.
By the end of the course you will have explored the following:
This is a course designed for care staff to highlight the practical application of managing falls with the older person. It’s not just about the fall it’s also the consequence of the fall that can impact on a person’s wellbeing.
This course will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of:
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Core Skills for Health training framework levels 1, 2 and 3.
These courses are suitable for staff working within inpatient and community settings. This will include staff such registered nurses, healthcare support workers, AHP Professionals, where their role requires them to have patient facing contact or visits
These are practical courses to enable delegates to gain an understanding of the process of moving and handling of both inanimate loads and practical handling of people. It will help delegates to identify risks and determine the safest method of handling without injury, in line with approved code of practice, safe moving and handling methods, and current regulations; to understand the consequences of poor moving and handling practice.
These courses will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support service users with the following care and support:
This course is designed as a refresher session but can also be delivered as an induction course depending on the service needs.
Individual moving and handling assessment of care and support needs for a bariatric service user in their own home, a care home or hospital.
Advice and guidance on appropriate assistive aids, specialist equipment and techniques to be used and help promote safe moving and handling for individual service users.
Advice and guidance on emergency evacuation and development of PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) for bariatric service users who live in care homes.
Advice and guidance on the development of a bariatric service for your care home.
We are proud to have worked with some fantastic organisations. Our team of experienced moving and handling specialists have delivered hundreds of courses to thousands of health professionals.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, information overload in a good way! John was really great. I will be recommending this course.
A very thorough and enjoyable session, great course to add knowledge for bariatric handling.
Good time allowed to practice, and a very knowledgeable trainer. Thank you very much for two enjoyable and informative days.
Practical workshops were very informative and beneficial. Workshops included real life scenarios and gave you the opportunity to problem solve what you would do in this situation.
Far more confident with the use of equipment and more aware of what is available for different patients depending on their personal issues.
Meet the incredible team behind HCTS.
Moving & Handling Advisor specialising in the Management of the Plus Size email@example.com
John Humphray is our lead Manual Handling advisor specialising in the moving & handling support, care of the bariatric service user. John has over 20 years’ experience of supporting service users in the field of Manual Handling.
His passion for supporting people with person centred care and support developed when he worked as a support worker for the Leonard Cheshire Foundation. Here John undertook a train the trainer course facilitated by Osteopath for Industry and supported other support workers to develop their skills in Manual Handling.
Over his Manual Handling career John has worked in acute and community services. He worked in a large NHS Trust where he developed safe system to support the bariatric service users. This is where he developed his knowledge and skills when supporting this service user group.
John is a specialist in supporting bariatric service users, he is able to undertake bespoke training to meet the needs of the service user group. Empowering staff and carers with the skills to feel confident when supporting with Manual Handling.
John is able to undertake home assessments to advise on assistive equipment and recommendations for moving & handling care and support.
Emma is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 13 years’ experience specialising in complex manual handling following completion of a PgD in the Management of Manual Handling in Healthcare. Emma brings a wealth to HASLAR Consultancy Training Services with extensive experience supporting organisations in health and social care settings as well as in industry.
Emma is a specialist moving and handling consultant, also working as a clinical manual handling advisor for the NHS and specialises in the area of risk assessment and complex patient handling.
Claire brings a wealth of knowledge and experience since joining the NHS in 1992 of Health Care, community, ambulance and emergency work related to all aspects of moving and handling activities and patient care. Claire Is a registered moving and handling trainer and practicing sports injury and back care therapist. Claire has devised and delivered statutory & mandatory training programs for over 15yrs to clinical and non-clinical staff, in addition to delivering training on hoists, bariatric, complex & advanced level handling practical skills. She also provides advice and joint visits to support clinicians from the NHS, Adult and social care services including acute, community mental health and learning disability services with the following:
1. Supports both inpatient and community and social care staff with joint visits with risk assessments including a care planning for complex moving and handling interventions and safe care delivery.
Managing challenging behaviour.
2. Signposting, clinical advice and support.
3. Bariatric Handling Training.
4. Single Handed Care Training.
5. Hoisting Awareness Training.
6. HoverJack Training.
Janet is a registered nurse for people with learning disabilities with over 20 years experience working in the field moving and handling. Janet has supported service users and staff in acute, community and local authority settings. She has extensive knowledge and skills in supporting organisations to develop a comprehensive moving and handling care and support for the individuals receiving support.
Janet spent some time working in the field of quality improvement within the care home sector, this has enabled her to develop skills in audit and action planning. She specialises in policy and protocol development to meet the needs of a service as well as meeting all regulatory requirements.
Janet has worked in large and specialised acute NHS Trusts, charity sector and local authority, she is currently working as a lead moving and handling advisor. Janet is passionate about putting the individual service user at the heat of the moving and handling care and support being offered.
Justine Lacquiere has experience in Tissue Viability that spans over 20 years and is currently Tissue Viability Lead Nurse at a Leading London Teaching Hospital. She has a broad experience in all aspects of service delivery relating to Tissue Viability, to include staff and patient education, strategy planning to reduce pressure related injury and complex caseload management.
Justine has a passion for the prevention of pressure ulcers and has experience in both the acute and community settings. She believes that improving communication across the boundary from primary to secondary care is essential. Her experience with acute settings, independent nursing homes, district nursing teams, practice nurses and General Practitioners places her in a unique position to act as a link to ensure the highest quality care is delivered at the bedside.
With a special interest in organisational dynamics, Justine is passionate about the development of staff to ensure the highest possible standards for practitioners and their patients. Her Masters studies in Consulting and Leading in practice; Psychodynamic and Systemic approaches has developed a confident leader, who is committed to providing a safe environment where staff can communicate effectively to developing creative solutions to complex challenges.