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07 Jun

Spinal Cord Injury Care – A National and Local Picture, Learning and Education Day

Spinal Cord Injury Care – A National and Local Picture, Learning and Education Day.

Myself and Colleagues are attending a conference, on Wednesday 12th June at the Headland Hotel, Newquay. The day has been organised in order to share best practice in supporting and caring for patients with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in both community and hospital settings in Cornwall.

The day will offer information and advice, from a variety of guest speakers on a range of topics including:

Pressure area care -Damian Smith, Specialist Nurse, Salisbury Spinal Cord Injury Unit

Bladder and bowel services – including autonomic dysreflexiaJune Skinner, Nurse Specialist, Cornwall Foundation Trust

NICE Guidelines – Sally Plumb, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England

Spinal Injury Association (SIA) and Peer Support –Graham Anderson, Support Worker for SIA

Community Peer Support Group – Dr Katherine Stone & Steve Paget

Manual Handling – Damian Smith and Carol Walpole, Specialist Moving and Handling, RCHT

Spinal Injury and Solicitors – David Healey, Solicitor

I am very much looking forward to the event to gain further knowledge and understanding that I can cascade to clients, staff and professionals in order to raise awareness of what pathways are available for individuals with an SCI in Cornwall.

Gemma Thomas (Care Manager)