Julie Barker

Moving and Handling Trainer

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health
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Julie has been a  registered nurse since the early 1980’s, and the Moving & Handling Trainer for the University of Suffolk, from December 2018. Julie has worked in the NHS and the private sector as a nurse. Julie also worked for an independent local company for fifteen years teaching moving and handling all over the country at universities and local trusts.  

Julie qualified as a Moving and Handling trainer in 2005 and has trained at numerous universities around the country and here at the University of Suffolk training the following cohorts:- Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Childrens Nursing, Midwives, Radiology, Operating Department Practitioners, Paramedics, Erasmus & Nursing Associate students. Outside of the University, she has experience training Podiatrists, Community staff and cottage hospitals in East Anglia and Oxfordshire. 

Julie's knowledge has grown over the years . She now belongs to the National Back Exchange where there are numerous resources to access, including local groups where she has been a member since 2018. 

Julie makes use of the Health & Safety Executive, the CQC and Skills for Health websites. She also communicate with the local hospitals where our students are placed, for moving and handling updates.

Registered member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council

Member of the National Back Exchange