Your Remote Navigation Service

A new remote assess, supply and training service to support Occupational Therapists and Discharge Teams; helping to make your everyday life easier during COVID-19

EthosGPS is a remote assessment and training service with a Handicare Moving and Handling professional via Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom or a phone call. 

The remote assessment will follow a sequence of questions and a concise practical assessment to ascertain whether your client can GPS -  Grip, Push and Shuffle.

The Ethos GPS remote assessment service includes:

An online remote assessment using the EthosGPS criteria  

Via Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom or a phone call with a Handicare  Level 4 Moving and Handling qualified professional – qualified with A1 Risk Solutions and validated by ROSPA. During the remote assessment, we will be able to recommend  an equipment solution based on your clients FIM level – keeping your client at home for longer, or assisting with a hospital discharge.

A Doorstep Delivery Service*

If purchased directly through Handicare or the Handicare Webshop we will deliver the assembled, clinically clean and bagged ReTurn7500i and   ReTurnBelt direct to your clients front door. We will liaise with yourself, the family member or carer prior to delivery to confirm a suitable time. Upon delivery, we will ensure we maintain social distancing and step at least 2m away.

Post delivery remote assessment 

We will follow up with your client and their family/ carer via Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime or a phone call to confirm that they’re happy with the equipment and answer any other questions that they may have.

Supportive, online information 

  1. Access to a ROSPA Moving and Handling Level 4 professional via Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom or a phone call
  2. How to use instructional videos for the family member/ carer
  3. Functional Independence Measure information
  4. Equipment User Guide PDF’s
  5. Weekly Webinar Programme in collaboration with OTAC – every Thursday at 1pm Handicare’s National Patient Handling Adviser, Mark Ripley RGN, will present a 30-45 minute EthosGPS session. To register for a webinar, or to view the EthosGPS Webinar Programme click here

Click here to view the EthosGPS remote assessment case study on the Handicare Patient Handling blog

Your local Business Development Manager…

Qualified with A1 Risk Solutions to ROSPA Moving and Handling Level 4, your local Business Development Manager will be able to recommend Moving and Handling equipment solutions to keep people at home for longer and support hospital discharges.

Click here to contact your local Business Development Manager or call 01384 405792

Delivery update (18.05.2020):  Handicare UK Patient Handling report no disruption in the delivery capability of its product portfolio. Subsequently, if there are any changes to the current supply and delivery of Handicare Moving and Handling equipment, Handicare will promptly provide updated information to their customers.