Palliative care MasterClass launches

April 6, 2017

We are pleased to announced the launch of our first Palliative Care MasterClass which is aimed in particular at clinicians involved in Parkinson’s and dementia care. 27 November 2017 Course costs: £275 per person Location: Manchester

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A celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson’s “Essay on the Shaking Palsy”

March 30, 2017

James Parkinson’s “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” was published in 1817 and described the condition that would eventually bear his name. Approximately 127,000 people in the UK are affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is holding a two-day symposium which will cover the management of motor and non-motor […]

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Promotional meeting report: Extending choice in Parkinson’s disease by Profile pharma Ltd

March 7, 2017

Profile Pharma have paid for and placed this article Xadago (safinamide)▼ Prescribing Information Extending Choice in Parkinson’s Disease was a one-day meeting organised by Profile Pharma (a subsidiary of Zambon SpA), held in December 2016 in London.  Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Prof Andrew Lees from The National […]

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What learning opportunities exist for Parkinson’s nurses?

March 6, 2017

Many Parkinson’s nurses struggle to find the right training opportunities to develop their skills. Parkinson’s Academy is collaborating with Parkinson’s UK to create a simple road map of professional development opportunities for Parkinson’s nurses, but first we need your help to identify what training already exists in your area.

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New dementia toolkit is an Aladdin’s cave of information

February 15, 2017

Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit provides a one-stop shop resource for professionals working in dementia care. Following a partnership between academia, the NHS and the third sector, clinicians can now access a free toolkit containing a comprehensive roadmap and resources for the care of people with dementia.

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ANZ e-newsletter in collaboration with ACNR

February 2, 2017

Parkinson’s Academy has collaborated with Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation (ACNR) to produce a special Australian & New Zealand (ANZ) e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is focused on highlighting the ANZ content that has been published in ACNR, and to publicise local stories and projects of interest to ANZ neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, geriatricians, rehabilitation physicians and […]

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Interactive dementia pathway toolkit

December 13, 2016

by Sue Thomas Based on an initial idea from Faculty member Iracema Leroi, December has seen the Dementia Academy develop a new multi-level integrated dementia pathway toolkit that we hope will be a useful resource for everyone working in dementia care.

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Moving On: Academy round up 2016

December 13, 2016

by Dr Peter Fletcher As 2016 ends it is time to reflect on events from across the year – no not those events (although mentions below). I am thinking about the Parkinson’s MasterClasses we have hosted this year. Quite obviously we strive to improve year on year and evaluations of what has gone before plus […]

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My MasterClass Story: The Pharmacist

December 13, 2016

by Viv Horton As an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist for Neurosciences at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a special interest in Parkinson’s I am involved with patients’ non-oral therapies and refer them for deep brain stimulation. It was Dr Neil Archibald who I work alongside in the movement disorders team who first suggested the […]

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