October Newsletter


Guidelines are an important part of our work. MASCIP seating guidelines and weight management guidelines are currently in development. Pain management guidelines will also be reviewed. Contact Dot Tussler if you would like to contribute to any of these or if you have any other ideas or suggestions for guidelines..

Vocational rehabilitation guidelines will also be developed in 2015. Contact Stef Cormack if you would like to contribute.


Calling all therapists

Calling all therapists involved in managing SCI in pre-transfer hospitals: Sheffield spinal centre are running a short SCI course ‘Spinal cord injuries in a nutshell’ on 15 and 16 November. Download this flyer for more information


The Daisy project

The Daisy project aims to improve the identification of dysphagia following acute cervical spinal cord injury and needs input from physiotherapists, dieticians, nurses, doctors and speech and language therapists who may work in critical care or acute units in the early weeks or months after spinal cord injury. See for more information and click here to complete the survey


Your MASCIP committee needs you! Recruiting now…

Particularly if you work in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Rookwood, Salisbury, Middlesbrough or Wakefield spinal centres, we’d like to hear from you. Committee meetings can sometimes be joined by teleconference facility if needed. See the committee member role description here for more details and contact Dot Tussler for a chat about the role or to express interest.


Back Up’s campaign

The Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health has endorsed Back Up’s campaign for specialist rehabilitation for children and young people with spinal cord injury. Find out more here


Call for outline applications for research funding

Call for outline applications for research funding: Apply by 30 October for up to £120,000 of funding for research projects which are guided by the national agenda for research into spinal cord injury and which aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of people living with spinal cord injury and their caregivers. Click here for more information


2014 MASCIP conference ‘STAFF WELL-BEING: pulled in different directions’

13 November, Loughborough.
Download the programme here and the delegate booking form here.

Final delegate, exhibitor and sponsorship enquiries to Lorraine Hedgecock. We look forward to seeing many of you there.


Spinal Cord Injury Priority Setting Partnership

Spinal Cord Injury Priority Setting Partnership announces the top ten research priorities. Find out what they are here.


ISCOS 2015 conference

ISCOS 2015 conference: Registration opens 27 October. Deadline for abstract submissions is 15 December 2014. Click here for more details
Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals


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