National audit of dementia care in general hospitals published

August 13, 2018

A new National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) has been published. The audit examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas for quality improvement and share good practice, helping to improve outcomes […]

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New Parkinson’s learning pathway for therapists launches

July 30, 2018

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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Creative approaches to Quality Improvement

July 24, 2018

Dr Richard Genever, on behalf of the UTI Quality Improvement Team: At Chesterfield Royal Hospital we have been working to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of urinary tract infection. Audits had shown that the majority of inpatients treated for UTI did not have symptoms to support that diagnosis. We recognised that there was a cultural […]

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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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