Below is a selection of documents published by the National Wheelchair Managers’ Forum.  All are available for download. Latest items are at the top.


The majority are in Acrobat PDF format .  The acrobat PDF reader is free and can be down loaded from  adobe.com  

Publications

Item

Title

Description

Document

Date

64

DoH response document to the NHS England Mandate Consultation

Full response document from DoH

Setting the Mandate to NHS England for 2016 to 2017 Government Response to the Consultation

Document link

Dec 2015

63

Competencies for Therapy Assistant Band 3 *new

Competencies for Therapy Assistant Band 3 Aim: to help individuals plan relevant objectives, and for appraisers to measure level of competence approaching KSF foundation gateway or completing 1st year in Wheelchair Service


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Aug 2015

62

BRC putting the wheels in motion *new

British Red Cross - Assessing the value pf BRS short-term wheelchair loan .  Authors Alison McNulty, Chloë Carter and Jacob Beswick

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Jul 2015

61

Guidelines Regarding Equipment That Has Been Abused or Lost by a Patient *new


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Jul 2015

60

Providing Wheelchairs in Care Home settings *new


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Jul 2015

59

Healthcare Standards for NHS-Commissioned Wheelchair Services April 2015

Reflecting the needs of users, and in accord with legal requirements, the following minimum national standards and best practice have been agreed for NHS Wheelchair and Seating Services throughout the UK.

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April 2015

58

A.Final v2.1 Local Wheelchair Service Competencies for Wheelchair Therapist April 2014

NWMF Local Wheelchair Service Competencies Wheelchair Therapist April 2014 This is a blank template for managers to create local competencies.

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April 2014


57

A.Final v.1 NWMF Foundation Competencies Wheelchair Therapist April 2014  

NWMF Foundation Competencies Wheelchair Therapist April 2014

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April 2014

56

B.Final v.1 NWMF Intermediate Competencies Sr Wheelchair Therapist April 2014

NWMF Intermediate Competencies Sr Wheelchair Therapist April 2014

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April 2014

55

C.Final v.1 NWMF Advanced Competencies Sr Lead Therapist April 2014

NWMF Advanced Competencies Sr Lead Therapist April 2014

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April 2014

54

Are OT’s emotionally intelligent  

Having high emotional intelligence can improve both your personal and professional life.

Jacqui McKenna and Jo Anne Mellson discuss how

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May 2013

53

REHABILITATION ENGINEERING

SERVICES FOR

PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

This document has been produced by the Prosthetics & Orthotics Interest group of RESMaG

Documnet Link

July 2012

52

REHABILITATION ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR WHEELCHAIRS AND SPECIAL SEATING   

This document has been produced by the Rehabilitation Engineering Services Management Group (RESMaG)

Document Link

July 2012

51

REHABILITATION ENGINEERING SERVICES:FUNCTIONS, COMPETENCIES, AND RESOURCES  

Providers of rehabilitation healthcare require clarification of standards expected of rehabilitation engineering services. .

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July 2012

50

NWMF Constitution 2012

Updated Forum Constitution (2012)

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May 2012

49

Education and Training for Rehabilitation Engineers - UPDATE  

Presentation given by Simon Fielden, Director, Health Design & Technology Institute at the Forum meeting on 24th Jan 2012

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Feb 2012

48

Rehabilitation Engineering Standards of Practice  

Rehabilitation Engineering Standards of Practice

Produced by Produced by RESMaG

(Rehabilitation Engineering Services Management Group)

and IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine)

Document Link

Feb 2012

47

The Future of Wheelchair Services

- Any Qualified Provider  


The Posture & Mobility Group - in collaboration with the British Healthcare Trades Association, National Wheelchair Managers Forum, and the Rehabilitation Engineering Services Management Group - has issued a document today asking "Wheelchair Services: What is needed to make Government policy work?".

Document Link

Oct 2011

46

Chairman's Annual Report 2011

NWMF Chairman's Annual Report 2010-2011

Document Link

June 2011

45

Treasurers Annual Report 2011

NWMF Treasurer's Annual Report 2010-2011

Document Link

June 2011

44

Emerging Key Findings and Invitation to Contribute

On 26 May 2011, the OFT published emerging key findings based on the information it had received from a wide range of interested parties and from consumer research it commissioned to understand the purchasing experiences of users/purchasers of mobility aids http://www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/markets-work/current/mobility-aids/


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May 2011

43

Latest Wheelchair Guidelines from Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Wheelchair Provision for Children

and Adults with Muscular Dystrophy

and other Neuromuscular Conditions

 published by Muscular Dystrophy Campaign www.muscular-dystrophy.org

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May 2011

42

The safety of wheelchair occupants in road passenger vehicles

Research carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory under contract to the Department for Transport into the safety of adult and child wheelchair users travelling in motor vehicles. (See link E below)

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Apr 2011

41

Disclaimer letter from Physionet

A disclaimer letter that Physionet has drawn up with a solicitor to offer more peace of mind to those who want to scrap equipment

Word Format

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PDF Format

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Apr 2011

40

MHRA reporting AT Adverse Incidents

Information from MHRA on reporting adverse incidents involving assistive technology (See link A and B below)

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Feb 2011

39

Associate Parliamentary Group for Limb Loss - Wheelchair Charter

Helping to empower Patient Led Wheelchair & Special Seating Services with the support of this Patients Charter throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Document Link

Nov 2010

38

Allied Health Professional Referral to Treatment

Debbie Wolfe - AHP RTT Clinical Lead, presented to wheelchair and seating services advisory group - Thursday 28th October.

Document Link

Oct 2010

37

East of England Wheelchair and Seating Services Pilot

Presented to wheelchair and seating services advisory group - Thursday 28th October.

Document Link

Oct 2010

36

The Scottish Experience

Janet Garcia - Wheelchair and Seating Services Project Manager, presented to wheelchair and seating services advisory group - Thursday 28th October.

Document Link

Oct 2010

35

South West Wheelchair Pilot

Presented to wheelchair and seating services advisory group - Thursday 28th October

Document Link

Oct 2010

34

Healthcare Standards for NHS-Commissioned Wheelchair Services

This document was developed by The National Wheelchair Managers Forum , British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, emPower, Posture & Mobility Group and Whizz Kidz.

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Apr 2010

33

MHRA Adverse Incident Report 2009

This annual report provides an overview of medical device-related adverse incident reports received by the MHRA in 2009, and records recent developments in adverse incident reporting.

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2009

32

Autumn 09 NHS SC WCSS Update

Autumn 09 NHS Supply Chain Wheelchair and Special Seating Update

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Oct 2009

31

Setting up and Maintaining a Wheelchair User Group

Tips on setting up and maintaining a wheelchair user group - Sue Wood/Krys Jarvis, January 2009

Document Link

Jan 2009

30

Transforming Community Equipment & Wheelchair Services Programme

Presented to 23/10/07 NWMF meeting by Lucia Fiveash, National Programme Manager


Document Link

Oct 2007

29

Disability and Rehabilitation

Young people's experiences using electric powered indoor - outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs): Potential for enhancing users' development?.


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Feb 2007

28

Older adults use of, and satisfaction with, electric powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs

Older adults use of, and satisfaction with, electric powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs

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27

Out and About- Wheelchairs as part of a whole systems approach to independence

Out and About- Wheelchairs as part of a whole systems approach to independence - Government Review of Wheelchair Services in the UK.

Document Link


26

RAATE 2007 - Call for papers


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25

NWMF Wheelchair Therapist Competencies Document


Document Link


24

June 06 Leaflet entitled: Assistive Technology - Reporting Adverse Incidents


Document Link


23

NHS Delivering Quality and Value - Focus on Productivity and Efficiency


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22

Scottish Executive Report - Moving Forward: Review of NHS Wheelchair and Seating Services in Scotland, March 2006


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21

Whizz Kidz don't push me around report. - A report on disabled children's experiences of wheelchair services in the UK


Document Link


20

NWMF Questionnaire

Questionnaire seeking your views and suggestions on the NWMF, what it does, and how it can improve/change.

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19

Care Services Improvement Partnership - Listening and learning events flyer.


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18

Parliamentary Conference paper Nov 2005

Fast Track to Assistive Technologies? - Presentation given to parliamentary conference, 30 November 05

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17

Minimum Standards for Wheelchair Services - Updated 2005 Version


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16

Paper from October forum meeting - Drive From Wheelchair Solutions. Motability and the Wheelchair Services.


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15

Wheelchair Services Outcomes Survey

Further information and forms for NWMF audit of outcomes for patients recently issued wheelchairs. (MS Word Format)

Document Link


14

Wheelchair Standards/Guidelines Audit

Further information and forms for NWMF audit of service performance. (MS Word Format)

Document Link


13

 

BHTA Battery Charing Gidelines

BHTA Guide on maximising battery power and life in mobility equipment.

Document Link


12

Limbless Association Conference Invitation Letter

Half day conference being held in the afternoon of 30 Nov 2005 in Westminster

Document Link


11

 Limbless Association Conference Booking Form

Half day conference being held in the afternoon of 30 Nov 2005 in Westminster

Document Link


10

Considerations In Mobility Provision

September 2004 Draft.

Document Link


9

Accredited Prescriber Information

Guidelines and certificate for accredited wheelchair prescribers course.

Document Link


8

Basci Accredited Referrer Certificate


Document Link


7

NWMF Information Leaflet (New 2005 Version)


Document Link


6

National NHS Wheelchair Service Definition


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5

NWMF Terms Of Reference


Document Link


4

What is an Adverse Incident In Terms Of Wheeled Mobility?


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3

Launch of Wheelchair Service Mapping Project News Release


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2

Information on The Safe Transportation of Occupied Wheelchairs.


Document Link


1

Assistive Technology Forum - Most Recent (Summer 2004) Position Paper.


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