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A Partnership for Carers & the Cared for.
Written by Gareth Milner, Director of Osteopathic Solutions Ltd
In 2011, for the provision of our Onsite Moving & Handling Training Courses at our Care Industry clients' venues we invested in Prism Medical's handling aids (for our UK Team) including their Universal Sling range. Compared to other UK suppliers' slings it was evident to me that Prism's were of the highest production quality.
In 2018 my first thoughts to partner with Prism Medical arose and with this I arranged a Product Awareness training day with Prism's Chris Hackett (myself with Chris in the 3rd photo in the left photo gallery) which took place at their Winchester Equipment Centre. This day was extremely productive for me in that I was made aware of their broad range of equipment and handling aids, which included products that no other other supplier in the UK offered, like for example the Freeway Bed Management System. To this day I thank Chris Hackett for his time and expertise on this Product Awareness training day; and with his enthusiasm for the Prism brand it started my aim to establish a Business Partnership with them.
In 2020 discussions commenced with Prism Medical's Sales and Marketing Department in how our businesses could potentially partner up to enhance both business' products and services. Initial discussions centred around marketing of Prism's equipment and handling aids on Osteopathic Solutions' website Buy Online Page.
Discussions with Prism Medical, as well as the production of Osteopathic Solutions' Moving & Handling of People Training DVD went on hold due to the Pandemic in 2020 and were picked up again in 2021 with Prism's Business Development Manager Geoff Lynch (pictured in the photo gallery above with myself and in the gallery of moving and handling techniques and transfers to the right).
After many conversations with Geoff Lynch, it was clear his eagerness to form a partnership matched mine and in the summer of 2021 we commenced our collaboration with Prism Medical UK to market and sell their Freeway and Mackworth Equipment as well as their extensive range of Slings and Handling Aids. Emma Farrell then worked tirelessly over the coming months to add Prism's products to this website, with each product having its own 'explainer' page as well as being featured on our Buy Online page. With this in place, I then put forward the opportunity for Prism to join in on Osteopathic Solutions' 2021/ 2022 DVD project with the supply of their equipment and handling aids for the filming in Manchester, to which I am extremely grateful that Geoff agreed without hesitation.
On the 2nd-3rd December 2021 Geoff Lynch and his Prism Medical colleague Jason Duckett (also pictured with myself in the above photo galleries) attended the Manchester Equipment Centre with myself, Emma and our Videographer Gary Rogers (pictured with me below right quality assuring the footage) to film all the footage for our January 2022 published 'Setting UK Standards' Moving & Handling of People DVD (also in partnership with BackCare). You can view the DVD Brochure as well as the printed Booklet (within the physical DVD case) above.
Our DVD (also available as a USB or Download) features 25 essential Moving & Handling Technique and Transfer sections totalling over 2 hours of practical learning content. The Sitting to Standing section features the Freeway Raiser Safety Belt; the Standing to Sitting section features the Prism Medical One Way Glide; the Standing Transfers section features the Freeway Raiser; the Sitting Transfers section features the Prism Curved Transfer Board; the Assistance Back to Bed section features the Prism Limb Lifter; the Rolling Person to Fit Slide Sheets section features Prism Medical Flat Slide Sheets; the Fitting Slide Sheets when Person Cannot be Rolled section features the Prism Multiglove; the Turning Person on their side section features the Freeway Bed Management System.
The Fitting Slings with rolling Person section features the Prism Medical Universal Sling; the Hoisting and Managing the Falling & Fallen Person sections feature the Mackworth Essentials Mobile Hoist.
For our Public Instructor Courses, with this partnership, we now run these Accredited Programmes at Prism Medical's Equipment Centres in Wigan, Wakefield and Winchester where we showcase the features and benefits of their Moving & Handling of People Equipment and Handling Aids. For our provision at our Clients' venues, our UK Team also teach the practical application of Prism's range of handling aids including their Slings, Freeway Bed Management System, Prism Multiglove etc.
Our final collaboration with Prism Medical (as of 2022) includes our Moving & Handling of People Training Posters (shown to the left). A pack of 10 x A3 visually engaging and informative posters that support your employees' Moving & Handling of People learning and development.
You can keep up to date with developments in Osteopathic Solutions' partnership with Prism Medical UK via our Moving & Handling of People Training LinkedIn Showcase page via this link or by clicking on the image below right.