Dr Simon Stott and Prof Bastiaan Bloem receive Tom Isaacs Award 2018

October 1, 2018

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) and Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have announced Simon Stott Ph.D., and Bastiaan Bloem M.D., Ph.D., as the recipients of this year’s Tom Isaacs Award, set up in memory of the late CPT co-founder and President who passed away in May 2017. The award recognises an inspirational researcher who has […]

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Research Engagement: A meeting dedicated to Research Engagement and Involvement

September 20, 2018

Our Parkinson’s Academy has a 16 year pedigree of designing, delivering and evaluating its MasterClasses in order to educate UK frontline clinicians, support quality improvement and provide a forum for the Parkinson’s (PD) clinical family to network. We are very proud that those clinicians reflect real-world practice in that they are drawn from medicine, nursing […]

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This week’s Star Showcase: the Founding Four

September 14, 2018

This week’s Star is not one but four people: our Founders Peter Fletcher, Doug MacMahon, David Stewart and Sue Thomas. Their initial idea was to develop a new kind of educational model which would both upskill and support clinicians in their clinical knowledge of Parkinson’s but also see practical changes in service quality and delivery. […]

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Medication alert: Sinemet supply issue September 2018

September 10, 2018

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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Video guide to diagnosis of Parkinson’s launches

September 5, 2018

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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Technology advances in neurology healthcare

August 31, 2018

We live in a technological era and seldom a moment goes by when we are not using some sort of device or app, browsing the internet or relating across social media. Healthcare has long seemed behind in using these advances in technology to improve their services, but this is beginning to change. Exciting headway From […]

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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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