James Parkinson FGS (11 April 1755 – 21 December 1824) was a surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’, in which he was the first to describe “paralysis agitans”, a condition that later became known as Parkinson’s disease.
Public registration to observe the NICE Quality Standards committee meeting for Parkinson’s disease has opened on the NICE website. If you would like to register for this committee meeting, please do so via the following web page: https://www.nice.org.uk/event/qsac1-november-2017 Registration for this meeting will close on Thursday 19 October 2017.
Today and tomorrow we will be at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for their two-day symposium, which will cover the management of motor and non-motor complications of Parkinson’s, updates on the latest scientific developments and the important role of multidisciplinary teams in caring for people with Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson’s Academy roadshows are touring the country again offering expert MasterClass training in one afternoon for busy healthcare professionals. Courses are available on the non-oral therapies for Parkinson’s and non-motor symptoms. Following its success in 2016, the Non-Oral Therapy Roadshow is back on the road. We have re-launched a new series of this regional roadshow which explores […]
The third edition of the competency framework for Parkinson’s nurses is now available following work led by the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA) in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing and the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network. This revised competency framework describes the competencies (in terms of knowledge, education and skills) required by specialist nurses to provide safe and effective […]
Professor Alistair Burns National Clinical Director for Dementia and Professor Bee Wee National Clinical Director for End of Life Care held an NHS England (NHSE) Round table discussion with key stakeholders in London at which the Dementia Academy was represented by MasterClass faculty member Sue Thomas.
by Dr Peter Fletcher One of the many joys of having been the Parkinson’s Academy’s Academic Director since we began our MasterClasses in 2002 is that I have read every single needs analysis questionnaire submitted by our participants – 100s and 100s of them! What talent we have passing through our MasterClases, with what I see […]
What do people with Parkinson’s want, what do they need and do health care professionals actually know?
by Dr Peter Fletcher One of the joys of the World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) is meeting people with Parkinson’s (pwp) and their families, carers and significant others. The 4th WPC in September 2016 drew participants from all over the world but specifically it was a huge opportunity to speak with so many from the USA […]
The Parkinson’s Academy has an opportunity to respond to suggest five key areas for improvement to go into the NICE Parkinson’s Quality Standard and we are keen to hear about your ideas.