Training for Healthcare Professionals

Managing Spinal Cord Injury- the non-trauma perspective
NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL
6 September 2017

Caring with Confidence
AJ Bell Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Salford, Manchester M30 7EY
5 October 2017

Both these events will run between 9.00am-4.00pm and lunch and refreshments will be provided.  More details are below.

The SIA Healthcare Professional Study Day programme is supported by Slater & Gordon Lawyers and SIA Healthcare


We are delighted to be relaunching the ‘Managing Spinal Cord Injury- the non-trauma perspective‘ Study Day with a new agenda developed by our SCI Nurse Specialists.  Mr Manish Desai, Consultant in Spinal Injury and Trauma Rehabilitation (London Spinal Cord Injury Centre) and Mr Fadel Derry, Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries (National Spinal Injuries Centre) will speak on Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) and Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) respectively, and there will also be presentations on Transverse Myelitis, the psychological impact of CES and the role of the MSCC nurse. The agenda can be downloaded here– if you need more information please contact Karen using the details at the bottom of this page.  The cost to attend is £50 +vat for NHS health professionals and students and £100 +vat for non-NHS staff.


Caring with Confidence has been developed with our SCI Nurse Specialists in response to demand for a Study Day aimed at healthcare assistants, carers and PAs- anyone involved in the personal care of people with spinal cord injury. Caring with Confidence was launched in Milton Keynes in February and was very well received, so we are delighted to be able to repeat it in Manchester on 5 October 2017. The day will look at issues such as bladder and bowel management, care of the skin and nutrition.

The cost to attend this day is £50 +vat for NHS professionals or people caring for SIA members and £75 +vat for non-NHS professionals or people caring for non-SIA members.

The agenda is available here, and if you have any queries please let us know. You can download the flyer for this event here.

Our cancellation policy applies to all SIA training events and can be read here.

Karen Mikalsen, Training and Education Co-ordinatorFor further information about either of these events please email Karen Mikalsen or to book a place please complete the online booking form.   Spaces on the Study Days are limited and are restricted to staff treating or caring for SCI people. They do not provide proficiency training and any CPD certificates issued are to acknowledge attendance only.



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To help you with any research or further studies around spinal cord injury you can visit SIA’s Library on Spinal Cord Injury.  This reference only collection is based in SIA House in Milton Keynes and is accessible to anyone who wishes to carry out social research, read stories or plan activities.  For more information, or to book a visit, contact Karen Mikalsen.

Visit our online shop to find out about the publications we have available.  We also have a range of downloadable information sheets available in our Resources area.