Faculty member featured in the Guardian

July 9, 2018

One of our faculty members, Dr Neil Archibald, has contributed to the Guardian newspaper’s recent ‘Blood, sweat and tears’ series looking at people’s experience of healthcare. Neil, who was a graduate of the Parkinson’s Academy before moving into the roles of mentor and faculty, shares his personal story with the newspaper. He explains how his […]

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Last minute: Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts for MDS International Congress

June 1, 2018

This is the last chance for delegates who want to submit abstracts for the International Congress of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society (MDS). The deadline for Late-Breaking Abstract submission is today, June 1 at 11:59 pm (CDT, 6 hours behind UK). Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted. A Late-Breaking Abstract reports data that […]

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

May 31, 2018

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

May 16, 2018

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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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May 3, 2018

You may have heard about the EU’s new privacy law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sarah Gillett, the Neurology Academy’s Managing Director, has been talking to Toby Foster this morning on BBC Radio Sheffield about what the Academy does to comply with upcoming legislation. You can listen to the interview about the GDPR here. (Source: BBC […]

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Nominations open for the Tom Isaac’s Award 2018

April 11, 2018

The Tom Isaacs award, set up by The Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), recognises a researcher who has demonstrated the greatest impact on the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and/or has involved people with Parkinson’s in a participatory way in their work. The award was created in memory […]

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New learning pathway for Parkinson’s nurses

March 20, 2018

The Parkinson’s Academy is delighted to have collaborated with UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network and Parkinson’s nurse specialists nationally to develop a comprehensive Parkinson’s Nurse Learning Pathway which is now available on the Parkinson’s UK website. Many nurses find it difficult to select the right training opportunities to develop their skills so this bespoke resource is a new […]

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Creating an interactive video guide to Parkinson’s diagnosis

January 23, 2018

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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