Posts Categorized: General

NIHR Internship Award

Congratulations to Emily Whicher, our clinical research therapist on being awarded an NIHR and Thames Valley HEE( Health Education England) integrated clinical academic internship.   The 6 months course starts in  September and involves 6 study days at the University of Hertfordshire and some local study days. The course involves learning about clinical research including… Read more »

35th Guttmann Conference Emily’s Blog

The 35th Guttmann Conference took place in Sheffield earlier this month. Thanks to corporate sponsorship from Slater and Gordon Emily Whicher, SMSR’S Research therapist was able to attend. Here she shares a therapist’s view of Guttman… I was delighted to be able to attend this year’s conference together with my colleagues from the NSIC and… Read more »

If you shop on Amazon – read on!!

GOOD NEWS – NOW YOU CAN SHOP ON AMAZON – AND AMAZON WILL GIVE BACK TO SMSR. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and… Read more »

Join our Crafty Neurons campaign!

We’re inviting everyone to knit, crochet or craft neurons to raise awareness of spinal cord injury.   As well as decorating our Christmas Tree in the National Spinal Injuries Centre with completed neurons, we will be compiling them all to create a special spinal cord installation in 2019.   Please click on the two buttons below to… Read more »


SMSR presents latest research findings to key audience at NeuroConvention 6 – 7 June, Excel, London.  Two talks, led by Dr Julian Taylor and James Cooper with special guest Ali Gibson, will feature updates on the  PReSUTINeB Study that is looking at the use of immunotherapy to prevent and treat urinary tract infection and the… Read more »

SMSR showcases research at Corporate Open Day

On 17th May we were delighted to welcome businesses with an affinity to Spinal Cord Injury to the National Spinal Injuries Centre where we had pleasure in showcasing our quality of life research.  Speakers included Mr Nigel Henderson, and Research Director, Dr Julian Taylor who shared our vision to improve the quality of life for… Read more »

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 »

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