Posts Categorized: General

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School gets up close with SMSR

Year 7 pupils from Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School were both challenged and challenging when they took part in a morning of workshops specially created by SMSR for their year group.  As well as learning about spinal cord injury, the groups discussed issues surrounding disability and inclusion and our team were impressed and delighted by… Read more »

Can you knit or crochet? If so we need you!

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research has teamed up with the National Spinal Injuries Centre to create a spectacular knitted spinal cord to reflect the importance of quality of life research.  We need your help to knit or crochet neurons to raise awareness of the complications of spinal cord injury.  Get together with friends, knitting groups or… Read more »

SMSR takes your privacy seriously.

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research takes your privacy seriously.  We hold records with personal or professional information (contact details and correspondence history) on a secure database.  We will only use this information when it is pertinent and appropriate to your existing engagement with us.  We will not pass on your details to any third parties.  If… Read more »

New study highlighting impact of UTIs on everyday life

Latest research from SMSR show that fears over increased risk of antibiotic resistance motivate people with spinal cord injury to seek alternative methods for the prevention of urinary tract infections….click on the link below to view our latest press release….. Share

SMSR hosts first two-day training workshop

How sensitive are you to hot and cold pain triggers? SMSR was delighted to welcome psychologists from the University of Buckingham together with clinicians from the NSIC to participate in its first two-day workshop on diagnosing neuropathic pain following a spinal cord injury.  Held in SMSR’s Applied Neurolab, the hands-on practical course offered valuable insights… Read more »

Bony Buns, Phantom Limbs, Snakes and Bladders: The Trials of Living and Working with Spinal Cord Injury.

The below is a post taken from and is written by SMSR founding Trustee, Nick Hutton.   Bony Buns, Phantom Limbs, Snakes and Bladders: The Trials of Living and Working with Spinal Cord Injury. On Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March, volunteers at TBWA\London will be spending the day in a Wheelchair in order to… Read more »

Institute of Fundraising Membership

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research is delighted to become a member of the Institute of Fundraising, demonstrating our commitment to best-practice in fundraising.  We will continue to monitor any changes to The Code of Fundraising Practice and review our polices and procedures on a regular basis.   Share

Preventing Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers  occur in up to 80 per cent of people with spinal cord injury and typically occur at the buttocks.  Development of a pressure ulcer is related to high rates of rehospitalisation and disability, and can be an enormous physical, emotional and financial burden. Pressure ulcers develop when continuous unrelieved pressure, friction or shear… Read more »

A trial of the SEM Glove

Loss of hand function is considered by SCI individuals as one of the most devastating consequences of their injury.  Many daily living tasks such as feeding, bathing and dressing become difficult without the normal function of the hands.  Intricate and fine movements which may be taken for granted but are required for various object manipulations… Read more »