James Smith TechIOSH
Senior Moving & Handling Practitioner Medway NHS Foundation Trust, and Co-director of RQS (Recognising Quality Solutions
James has over 20 years of experience in moving and handling and has worked across many areas of Kent. James has held a number of posts within the NHS, specialist charities and Health Care organisations. James has worked in two acute trusts in the last 10 years in his current role he assists the Trust on how to implement the Moving and Handling Policy and advises on strategies to meet specific Trust and departmental needs. James has a clinical background in Physiotherapy and has worked with a number of different patient groups from adults with learning disabilities in the community to blind and visually impaired children. Along with these specialist roles he advised and trained staff in the moving and handling of patients with multiple physical and learning disabilities, often with extremely complex physical conditions and specialist requirements. James has been qualified to teach Moving and handling for 22 years and now holds a qualification in advanced moving and handling of people along with specialist Physiotherapy qualifications. James has been elected for a 2nd term as the Chair of the Kent group of the National Back Exchange. James is co-founder and a director of RQS, Independent consultants in Moving and handling, providing award winning solutions and product assurance for individuals that work within the Moving and Handling and care industry.