NHS RightCare progressive neurological conditions toolkit launches

27 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

A new toolkit has just been published to help healthcare systems better understand the priorities in care for people living with various progressive neurological conditions. Currently, those living with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing: delays in diagnosis and treatment,  fragmented and uncoordinated services,  limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and  a lack of psycho–social […]

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New Parkinson’s learning pathway for health and care staff

12 December, 2018 | Posted in:

The Parkinson’s Academy is delighted to have supported the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network in developing a comprehensive Health and Care Staff Learning Pathway which is now available on the Parkinson’s UK website: parkinsons.org.uk/learning The pathway is designed to enable staff working with people with Parkinson’s to easily find appropriate learning, development opportunities, and improve their understanding […]

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Video guide to diagnosis of Parkinson’s launches

5 September, 2018 | Posted in:

The Parkinson’s Academy has worked together with Dr Frank Phelan, to develop his award-winning MasterClass project into a fully-fledged video guide to the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. It is hoped that the video guide will be an invaluable resource for junior doctors, many of whom do not receive in-depth training on […]

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New Parkinson’s learning pathway for therapists launches

30 July, 2018 | Posted in: ,

The UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network has launched a new learning pathway, created in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Academy, to help occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists easily find appropriate learning to improve their Parkinson’s-specific skills and care. When someone has Parkinson’s it affects every aspect of their therapist’s assessment and intervention. Understanding the specific challenges and […]

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Creating an interactive video guide to Parkinson’s diagnosis

23 January, 2018 | Posted in:

The Parkinson’s Academy is now working with Dr Frank Phelan, the 2017 MasterClass Project Award winner, to turn his video guide to diagnosis project into an interactive tool for clinicians. The MasterClass project is an integral part of the Parkinson’s MasterClass which attendees undertake on a subject of interest within their own work setting. Frank […]

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Parkinson’s disease and other related movement disorders: a video guide to diagnosis

13 December, 2017 | Posted in: ,

by Dr Frank Phelan Dr Frank Phelan is the winner of the 2017 Parkinson’s Academy MasterClass Project Award for his video guide to diagnosis. The intermodule project is an integral part of the MasterClass. Course participants choose an area of interest which might be around service delivery, patient or drug management and present their findings at […]

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Inpatient drug calculator & guideline now available

2 August, 2016 | Posted in: , ,

Dr Naomi Fox’s Parkinson’s medication and conversion calculator called ‘OPTIMAL’ has been launched and is now available for use. The new online tool, which will help professionals who are unfamiliar with Parkinson’s to better manage their patients in hospital, won the Parkinson’s Academy 2015 award for the best inter-module project.   It is essential that people with […]

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New Parkinson’s pathway maps out referral process for non-oral treatments

12 April, 2016 | Posted in: ,

A new best practice pathway for the use of non-oral treatments in Parkinson’s has been devised by clinicians to make the referral process for these therapies more explicit. The new guideline pathway, for the first time, gives clinicians a road-map for the use of non-oral therapy (apomorphine, intestinal levodopa gel infusion (Duodopa) and deep brain […]

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