Anne McMahon

Job title

Moving & Handling Consultant



Reason for joining the committee

To create and develop a professional forum for this very under resourced science in New Zealand. I have worked in a Moving and Handling focused culture before and have experienced the benefits it can bring for healthcare providers and receivers alike. As we do not yet have the legislation, MoH directives or treasury funding to really embed this, it is up to us the healthcare professionals to get the ball rolling. We do very difficult jobs and this is one area that risk can really be reduced for our patients and us.

Special areas of interest

Developing Moving and Handling as a recognised field of its own.

Areas of expertise

Organising and implementing a training programme, Orthopaedics, Spinal injuries and Accident and Emergency.