Transforming the lives of people with spinal cord injury through education, training, research and development.
Quality spinal cord injury care, support and education helped Frank rebuild his life. By building the Frank Williams Academy around four principles, we can help everyone affected by spinal cord injury to rebuild their lives.
Our pledge: Through information and training, the Frank Williams Academy will empower people with spinal cord injury to take back control of decisions that affect their lives.
Many health and care professionals lack spinal cord injury expertise and don’t know how to manage complex needs such as bladder, bowel and skin. Decisions and actions, however well intended, regularly put patients at risk.
Our pledge: Through education and training, the Frank Williams Academy will equip a critical mass of health and care professionals with expertise to provide safe, appropriate care.
Information and training that currently exists is outdated. Lack of research means there is very little new data or innovation. Outdated knowledge and practices put lives at risk
Our pledge: Through user-led research & development, the Frank Williams Academy will give people with spinal cord injury a voice to influence and improve training and education.
Nothing will change until we can demonstrate the true impact that high quality care makes on lives, livelihoods, dignity and costs
Our pledge: The Frank Williams Academy will champion best practice, raise national standards and build an evidence base to influence long-term transformational change.