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Rebuilding Lives Conference 2024

Our 2024 Rebuilding Lives Conference took place on 13/14 June at Stadium MK in Buckinghamshire.

This annual event brought together healthcare professionals, legal experts and people from the spinal cord injury community to present and discuss some of the key issues affecting the community, and how we can make positive changes going forward.

Dr Niall McCann opened the conference with his incredible story of adventure and recovery, followed by a huge array of speakers, covering topics from unconscious bias in healthcare, to women’s health; rehabilitation to exo-skeletons.

A Call for Action

Our expert panel discussed the need for a national spinal cord injury strategy to improve patient outcomes, followed up by our director of programmes, Mark Ridler introducing ‘A Call for Action’ which seeks to work in collaboration with the NHS and other key partners, to address inequalities and improve the life outcomes for patients and their families whilst saving resources.

Download the Call to ActioN DOCUMENT

“This call for action seeks to address health inequalities for the spinal cord injured population, working in collaboration with the NHS and other key partners, and in doing so improve the life outcomes for patients and their families whilst saving resources.”

Rebuilding Lives Awards

Baroness Sue Masham achievement award

Presented to a person with spinal cord injury who has shown similar levels of commitment and dedication to the SCI community as our founder, Baroness Masham.

Winner: Lucy Robinson


Frank Williams Academy healthcare professional of the year award

Presented to an experienced outstanding healthcare professional who has gone above and beyond their role and made a significant difference to the SCI community.

Winner: Lucy Greensmith, Specialist Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist at STEPS Rehabilitation

Sponsor: 3D Rehab



Outstanding SCI team of the year award

Presented to a team that has made a significant difference to SCI care or treatment in healthcare, rehabilitation or other SCI settings

Winner: National Spinal Cord Injuries Centre and Outreach team, Stoke Mandeville Hospital



SCI network champion award (nominated by SIA’s network)

Presented to a member or organisation within our network who has made a significant contribution to raising the voice of spinal cord injury, improving access to appropriate care and support for people with SCI or furthering the work of our strategic aims.

Winner: Jo Blatherwick, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist and Spinal Cord Injury Team Lead, Hobbs Rehabilitation

We’d like to say another huge thank you to our sponsors – we couldn’t have done it without you:

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