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Naidex: An Insight into the Future of Healthcare


With 43 years under its belt, Naidex is a well known name in the disability community. But for those who haven’t yet visited this acclaimed show, Naidex is Europe’s largest disability and independent living event, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th & 26th April. Attracting over 12,000 trade, healthcare professional and public visitors, Naidex is the ultimate independent living experience, and best of all – it’s completely free to attend!


Naidex has a long established history, and many devoted attendees that return year on year. The diverse range of 300 international exhibitors showcasing the latest in support solutions, manual handling devices, medical equipment and much more, provide the most accurate overview of the healthcare sector and what is available to promote and enhance independent living anywhere in Europe.


Manual Handling


National Back Exchange (often known simply as “NBE”) is a not-for-profit association set-up to develop, disseminate, and promote evidence-based best practice relating to manual handling activities. NBE’s vision for “excellence in all aspects of moving and handling” is supported with aims to reflect the growing recognition and significance of its work. The association consults widely with other organisations having similar goals and actively contributes to national working parties and projects, as well as supporting research and practice development.


Hospital and Nursing Beds


LINET is a major European manufacturer of hospital and nursing beds. The company’s portfolio includes solutions designed for intensive care, products for regular in-bed treatment and also special beds for old people’s homes and long-term care facilities. The LINET range also includes a wide range of accessories such as anti-pressure ulcer mattresses, mobile equipment and healthcare furniture. The company’s mission is to be instrumental in improving the standard of healthcare and nursing services. Through their products and services, they define the highest standard of quality in the production of hospital and nursing beds.


Professional Training Systems


A1 Risk Solutions is an independent organisation delivering specialist innovative multimedia online managed training systems, risk management resources and training solutions within manual handling and ergonomics for the health, social care and educational sectors.

A1 Risk Solutions provides a combination of structured innovative web-based multimedia and risk management systems, blended with traditional learning and training courses, running alongside an easy-to-use, unique, comprehensive ‘Risk Management and Manual Handling Training Programme’. Deborah Harrison, Founder of A1 Risk Solutions has worked extensively across the specialised fields of manual handling, ergonomics and vocational rehabilitation within the health, social care and education sectors. Deborah will be providing a series of interactive training sessions in the Moving & Handling Lab at Naidex – a dedicated platform for healthcare professionals to continue their professional development and stay at the forefront of the manual handling sector.

Disability Equipment 


Osprey Healthcare Limited is a leading supplier of all types of disability equipment including adult and paediatric hoist slings, mobile hoists and standing aids, shower chairs, sani-chairs, tilt in space chairs and cradles, Timo UK shower trolleys, wall mounts and bariatric solutions. The Osprey policy is to provide solutions to everyday healthcare problems that go beyond the ordinary, providing the best products that will best match their clients needs.




Worldwide pioneers in the field of robotic exoskeletons, Ekso Bionics have been committed to developing the latest technology and engineering to help people rethink current physical limitations for over 10 years.


The EksoGT is the first exoskeleton of its kind that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used for stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. It’s designed to help patients get back on their feet and, consequently, reduces the physical strain on therapists and the risk of injury during rehabilitation sessions. This robotic exoskeleton allows individuals to stand up and walk bearing the full weight of their bodies within a clinical setting. This exoskeleton provides the ability to mobilise early during the recovery stage thanks to the significant amount of steps taken from the patients. Ekso Bionics are changing the standard of care by supporting patients hope of early mobility and independence with exoskeleton technology.


To complement the comprehensive range of exhibitors at Naidex, there is also the Moving & Handling Lab – an area dedicated to healthcare professionals, as well as a world class CPD accredited seminar schedule of 200 expert speakers ranging from Sarah Clayton, CEO of Simple Stuff Works; Vic Rayner, Director of the National Care Forum; and Dr Martin J Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, NHS England.


Don’t miss out on this incredible free event. Naidex is the one stop shop for healthcare professionals looking to further themselves in this incredibly progressive industry.


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