SCI Nurse Specialists

In order to ensure that their title better defines the role they perform, our Nurse Advocate Service  will now be known as  SCI Nurse Specialist Service.

Who we are

Our SCI Nurse Specialist Service combines over 50 years of specialist clinical expertise in spinal cord injury nursing to offer information, advice and guidance on all aspects of care.

What we do

For newly spinal cord injured people

Whether a newly injured person is receiving treatment in a district general hospital or rehabilitation setting, SIA’s  SCI Nurse Specialists will work alongside the treating care team to raise awareness of the issues relating to spinal cord injury and provide guidance on appropriate care. To request the support of the SCI Nurse Specialists service in relation to the care of a newly injured person, please fill in our referral form or call 0800 980 0501.


If you are an SIA member, have an existing spinal cord injury and are concerned about admission to a District General Hospital we can help.  SIA’s SCI Nurse Specialist Service is available to offer support with care planning, and by liaising with relevant healthcare professionals that will be involved in your care, help increase confidence that your spinal cord injured needs will be met during your admission.

To request the support of a SCI Nurse Specialist for either a planned or emergency readmission, please fill in our referral form or call 0800 980 0501.

Please note this is a member-only service. Membership to SIA is FREE!! All new full members will receive a free six-month subscription to our FORWARD magazine! The bi-monthly publication provides the SCI community with information on topics including health, daily living, employment, relationships, sport, travel, families and friends, and much more.  To sign-up, please go to our Membership page.

SIA also produce guidelines to help ensure your SCI-related care needs are taken care of in a non-specialist hospital. The form can be filled in prior to admission and provides treating healthcare professionals with information about your injury and your specific needs. In addition, there is also information for healthcare professionals giving details of publications etc. on spinal cord injury. Download the guidelines here.

Contact Us

To get support from our SCI Nurse Specialists,  just fill in and submit this form  or find out more by ringing our Advice Line on 0800 980 0501.