MasterClasses and Events
Join a national network of healthcare professionals dedicated to specialist skill development and transformational service change.
Neurology Academy is an innovative educational provider for healthcare professionals including consultants, specialist nurses, pharmacists, therapists and other allied health professionals. Our courses are developed by practicing specialists who combine their experience and expertise into case-based learning designed to create specialists in their field with confidence in effecting change.
The collegiate atmosphere found through our MasterClasses has meant that our Academies have been likened to professional families. Peer support and mentorship create networks of healthcare practitioners who share a passion for their specialism, a heart for their patients and a vision for optimal service delivery. HOW OUR COURSES WORK
Healthcare professionals have come together from across different backgrounds, localities, experiences and service models to develop our courses. They make up our valued Faculty, and are constantly shaping and updating the content and style of delivery to maximise its relevance and practicality. MORE ABOUT US
A phrase coined by Academic Director of Parkinson's Academy and co-founder of Neurology Academy Peter Fletcher, this epitomises what makes us different to other educational providers. Our mix of practical, peer-to-peer learning takes delegates from evidence-based information to transformational action that cannot be found in a textbook. EXPLORE ALL COURSES AND EVENTS
Whilst each courses' content is entirely unique and shaped by that specialism, the course format and learning style used create an entirely transferable model which can be replicated for any disease area. MORE ABOUT HOW OUR COURSES WORK
Forthcoming highlights in the MasterClass programme...
"The things you can’t get from the books"
"This is the first MS educational course I have been involved in that I have come away from and thought, ‘Yes we can make a difference’."
"Empower practitioners to improve their knowledge, care and systems for people living with dementia"
"The only educational course dedicated to pharmacists specialising in neurosciences, delivered by colleagues from a range of professions."
Webinars – unlimited learning
We're hosting a series of educational webinars to share experiences and resources during the pandemic. These meetings are held as live video conferences for an interactive discussion with members of our Academy faculty. You are invited to join our live webinars from your computer, tablet or phone.
Featured news and articles
Our 10th MasterClass for multiple sclerosis took place this week, bringing with it a 10th workplace project winner. Our congratulations go to Dr Andrea Stennett, a research physiotherapist working in Barts Health NHS Trust, who won the award for her project around remote monitoring of people with MS during the pandemic.
Explore all of the academies
Neurology Academy is an umbrella organisation. It houses a collection of academies each addressing particular conditions or health themes, so that we can really focus on the nuances of each. From diagnosis, treatment and management to reducing risk and optimising services - we break the most relevant research down so that you can use it in a practical way - transforming people's healthcare experiences
Encouraging excellence, developing leaders, inspiring change
MS Academy was established six years ago and in that time has accomplished a huge amount. The six different levels of specialist MS training are dedicated to case-based learning and practical application of cutting edge research. Home to national programme Raising the Bar and the fantastic workstream content it is producing, this is an exciting Academy to belong to.
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Forthcoming courses, webinars and events
'The things you can't get from the books'
Parkinson's Academy, our original and longest running Academy, houses 17 years of inspirational projects, resources, and evidence for improving outcomes for people with Parkinson's. Led by co-founder and educational director Dr Peter Fletcher, the Academy has a truly collegiate feel and prides itself on delivering 'the things you can't get from books' - a practical learning model which inspires all Neurology Academy courses.Read More
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Promoting prevention, supporting management
Led by proactive clinicians determined to see improvement in the way we prevent, diagnose and manage dementias, Dementia Academy supports healthcare professionals with the latest tools, resources and courses to do just that.
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For every person, at any stage
Palliative Care Academy challenges the idea of palliative care as a late-stage service. Whilst recognising the practical nuances and bespoke approaches needed in palliative care for people with dementia, Parkinson's, MS and motor neurone disease respectively, the Academy promotes a holistic and positive approach to palliative care at any stage of any condition.Read More
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An innovative training programme for pharmacy professionals
Developed in recognition of the essential role that neuro-pharmacists can play in a good neurology team, this Academy exists for pharmacy professionals who want to develop expertise in neurological conditions.Read More
Expert training in neurology
Neurology Academy is an innovative education provider for clinicians, specialist nurses and professions allied to medicine. The training programme focuses on both disease management and service transformation. Each priority condition is led by an Academic Faculty of practicing clinicians who operate within a separate disease focussed Academy.
Delivering uniquely practical education to produce specialist clinical leaders and transform local healthcare
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neurological disease areas covered
Academy & Faculty Leaders
We are led and supported by experts with a variety of backgrounds across a range of disciplines. By bringing different passions to the Neurology Academy, they ensure we maintain a high quality of content and information across a diverse field of knowledge
Prof Gavin GiovannoniProfessor of NeurologyFaculty
Rachel Dorsey-CampbellSenior Lead PharmacistFaculty
Joela MathewsLead Neuroscience PharmacistFaculty
Dr David PalingHonorary Strategic Director, MS AcademyFaculty
Dr Nikos EvangelouClinical Associate Professor in NeurologyFaculty
Dr Helen FordConsultant NeurologistFaculty
Dr Niall MacDougallConsultant NeurologistFaculty
Ruth StrossMS Specialist NurseFaculty
Sue ThomasIndependent Healthcare ConsultantFaculty
Dr Ed RichfieldConsultant in Elderly MedicineFaculty
Dr Ross DunneClinical DirectorFaculty
Prof Iracema LeroiAssociate Professor of Geriatric PsychiatryFaculty
Dr Peter FletcherAcademic Director, Parkinson's AcademyFaculty
Louise EbenezerClinical Nurse Specialist for Parkinson’s diseaseFaculty
Dr Emily HendersonAcademic Consultant GeriatricianFaculty
Dr Conor MaguireConsultant Physician in Geriatric and General MedicineFaculty
Prof Richard WalkerConsultantFaculty
Sarah GillettManaging DirectorNeurology Academy
Jamie McGregorDirector of Policy, Intelligence and OperationsNeurology Academy
Dr Neil ArchibaldConsultant NeurologistFaculty
Daiga HeistersInterim HeadSpeaker