Posts Categorized: General

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 the public to knit, crochet or craft neurons so we can compile them into a spectacular spinal cord in the run up to Christmas.  To download your Patterns click the PURPLE BUTTON BELOW and remember to send back your details with your completed neurons  by completing the Crafty Neurons Registration Pack here…..Crafty Neurons… 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

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 »