The Network Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Best Practice Guide has been updated (Jan 2020).  This guide should be used to ensure that appropriate care is given to traumatic SCI patients.  It can be used by both critical care and trauma services as well as any other service who looks after this cohort of patients.  

The guide provides a set of core care elements, example checklists, SCIC information, useful posters and the referral pathway.


We aim to continually update this guide in line with legislation and change in practice, therefore YOUR FEEDBACK would be welcome and beneficial. If you have used the guide and wish to provide feedback please email us at