My MasterClass Story: The Pharmacist

13 December, 2016 | Posted in:

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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Neil Archibald reflects

19 December, 2015 | Posted in:

By Dr Neil Archibald I attended the Parkinson’s Academy MasterClass in 2012, as a final year neurology trainee. At that time, I had already decided on a career in Movement Disorders, and had a fair amount of experience under my belt already. What I was looking for, amongst other things, was to ensure that my knowledge […]

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A passion for Parkinson’s

19 December, 2015 | Posted in:

by Dr Robin Fackrell I attended the inaugural SpR Masterclass at the Knowledge Spa in Cornwall and this was really my first foray in to the world of Parkinson’s. Having had my interest significantly piqued by the MasterClass I began my journey of developing an expertise in Movement Disorders.

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Life after the MasterClass

19 December, 2015 | Posted in:

by Dr Rob Skelly I was appointed as consultant geriatrician in Derby in 2000. My predecessor, Dr Mishra, had established a multidisciplinary PD clinic and had left things in good order.  Although I had done some movement disorder clinics as a registrar, I often struggled to know how best to advise patients. Hoping to fill a […]

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My MasterClass story

19 December, 2015 | Posted in:

by Dr Richard Genever My life as a movement disorder specialist began in 2006, when still working as an SpR, I received a bleep at work. It was an outside line, the most intriguing of bleeps, which could potentially be something very good but also something very bad. On this occasion it was one of […]

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Building a Parkinson’s service: Demystifying data

19 December, 2015 | Posted in: ,

by Dr Andrea Lindahl and Dr Lucy Strens Following our graduation from the Parkinson’s Academy in the mid-noughties, we embarked on our consultant careers full of vim and gusto, determined to revolutionise services for our local people with Parkinson’s. We were armed with facts, figures, references and the business plan templates from the Academy but, despite this considerable head start, found it difficult to know where to begin, whom to seek out, what data to obtain and then how to analyse the information we had gleaned. The aim of this article is to share our experiences so far and hopefully give new graduates the means to avoid some of the pitfalls we have encountered.

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