Updated guidance on Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s released

6 November, 2018 | Posted in: ,

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have released new guidance on the use of occupational therapy in managing Parkinson’s. Currently holding the motto ‘helping people to live, not exist’, the College are, as with many elements of service and care within the NHS, having to make a strong, evidence-based case for their work. This guidance, […]

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Medication alert: Sinemet supply issue September 2018

10 September, 2018 | Posted in:

Article originally published on 6 September 2018 by Parkinson’s UK here   Parkinson’s UK has reported that it has been made aware by Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) that there is currently a supply issue with some of their Sinemet products in the UK and other countries. Current manufacturing capacity constraints mean that the […]

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GIRFT (Getting it Right First Time) – Parkinson’s and MS services to be reviewed in National Census

31 May, 2018 | Posted in:

Following the successful completion of a quality improvement pilot in orthopaedic surgery entitled Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), the Department of Health and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have commissioned an expansion of the GIRFT programme that will cover an additional 35 clinical areas over four years from April 2017 to support providers in delivering clinical […]

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‘Mental health matters too’ says the APPG for Parkinson’s

16 May, 2018 | Posted in: ,

People with Parkinson’s experience both physical and mental symptoms, with up to 40% of patients experiencing depression or anxiety says the report, hot off the press. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Parkinson’s have focussed their latest investigation on mental health and their newly published findings suggest that symptoms such as anxiety and depression […]

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Wearable technologies for monitoring motor and non-motor features of Parkinson’s

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 […]

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