by Dr Aishling Murray & Dr Thea Jones After attending the MasterClass and being tasked with producing a project encompassing aspects of Parkinons patient care, we endeavoured to create a project relevant to our particular patient cohort. As a newly appointed consultant geriatrician, and SpR with a specialist interest in orthogeriatrics and movement disorders, we […]
by Rachael Hansford The Neurology Academy is working with ACNR (Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation) to produce an editorial e-newsletter for specialists in Australia and New Zealand in mid-January 2017. This collaboration will allow specialists in the region to freely access high quality, country specific, peer reviewed content via ACNR’s website.
Digitisation of services, big data and informatics by Sue Thomas & Dr Neil Archibald The connected person today is generating more data than ever before and in the retail world, companies are capturing and integrating as much of this data as they can in order to understand each customer better with every interaction. Advances have […]
by Suma Surendranath 2016 has been an important year for the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network with major activities taking place across the UK, all working to transform services for people affected by Parkinson’s.
by Dr Kate Scott In Wellington, New Zealand, our Older Adult service runs three Parkinson’s clinics. In choosing an improvement project, the author reflected that she needed to clarify some basic information before any other improvement was planned: Who the patients are What they want How the clinics fit in with the other services available […]
by Dr Christopher Kobylecki Assessment of people with Parkinson’s is complex for several reasons. Each person has an individual symptom profile and disease trajectory, and we are only starting to understand what makes some people progress at a different rate than others. The pattern and impact of motor fluctuations and dyskinesia varies from person to […]
by Dr Andrea Lindahl Excellence Network Parkinson’s professionals have put together an interactive resource with ideas about how to anticipate issues and keep people with Parkinson’s out of hospital for as long as possible. Having to go into hospital is especially daunting for people with Parkinson’s, because many hospital wards struggle to make sure people with […]
A survey of Parkinson’s disease nurses working in the East Midlands by Dr Christine Helen Taylor Parkinson’s disease is one of only a few disorders which can cause physical and mental health issues in equal measure however traditionally Parkinson’s disease services have focused on the motor symptoms perhaps at the expense of the non-motor symptoms […]
by Dr Matt Butler The soon to be updated 2006 NICE guidelines for Parkinson’s disease (PD) offer comprehensive advice regarding best practice for management of inpatients with Parkinson’s. Most importantly the guidance states that Parkinson’s drugs should not be changed suddenly or withdrawn abruptly on admission to hospital. The majority of hospital patients with PD are clerked in by doctors […]
by Dr James Fisher If you look after people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) you’ll know that sometimes medication administration in hospital is not as good as it could be. Things can get particularly challenging when patients are unable to take their usual tablets due to swallowing difficulties or being made nil by mouth (NBM). Missing […]