SCI Nurse Specialist Service and Healthcare Professionals

If you’re a healthcare professional working in a district general hospital, rehabilitation centre or care home, our SCI Nurse Specialists Service can support you in the care of anyone with a spinal cord injury.

If you are currently involved in the care of someone with a spinal cord injury and you feel SIA’s SCI Nurse Specialists Service could help, please fill in our referral form or call 0800 980 0501.

We are also committed to improving knowledge around spinal cord injury care within non-specialist healthcare settings, with our nurses available to deliver education and training on key aspects of patient care.

Our education modules are designed to provide an overview of all aspects of care, and are available at a time and place to suit your needs. For more information on costings and content, or to book a session, please email or call Karen Mikalsen on 01908 604191.

In 2018 the SCI Nurse Specialists service launched the education and skills module, ‘Managing the neurogenic bowel following spinal cord injury’. This full day course is designed to prepare delegates with the knowledge and skills to deliver appropriate bowel management to spinal cord injured people. Learning will be evaluated through a written exam and case study work, and delegates will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to safely undertake DRE, DRS and DRF during a practical session on an anatomical training model. See our website or contact Karen Mikalsen for more information.

This specialist education compliments SIA’s range of study days held throughout the country. For more information about all our training please visit our training and education section.