World Brain Day 2020 campaigns to end Parkinson’s

23 July, 2020 | Posted in:

This year, World Brain Day had a very specific focus: to raise awareness about ending Parkinson’s disease. The neurological condition affecting almost 150,000 people in the UK and 1 in every 100 people over the age of 60 globally is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.   Parkinson’s UK estimates that UK numbers alone […]

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Neurology Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

On 23rd March 2020, our society was changed overnight. The announcement of a UK-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic meant a drastic change to everyone’s lives, and to our health service.  Health professionals were redeployed to frontline services, regular clinics for diagnosis and review were suspended and frantic attempts to use telehealth and other […]

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Parkinson’s UK Research Conference moves online

17 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September The Parkinson’s UK Research Conference is moving online for 2020, with discounted registration prices. This year’s conference has a brand new stream of content especially for health professionals – approved for 16 category 1 (external) CPD credits by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. All content will be available […]

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Advert: Part-time health writer wanted

10 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Applications close on Friday, 24 July. We will review applications and respond next week (27-31 July). Neurology Academy is looking for another writer to join our small but bustling team in a part-time role. Experience of writing for different audiences, a familiarity with clinical language, and a passion to make a difference for those living […]

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PD nurse roles crucial in leading the way with telemedicine approach

30 June, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Managing Director Sarah Gillett has been a contributing author on a paper which has been published in the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. Parkinson’s disease and the COVID-19 pandemic: responding to patient need with nurse-led telemedicine Sue Thomas, Francesca Mancini, Louise Ebenezer, Jane Price, Tania Carta, Jessica Cordasco, Chiara Tedesco, Sarah GillettBritish Journal of Neuroscience […]

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Introducing our newest staff member and Interim Head of Parkinson’s Academy

30 June, 2020 | Posted in:

Neurology Academy continues to expand as our work broadens, and we are pleased to welcome a new member of our team: Daiga Heisters. Having been responsible for leading the coordination of activities across the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, bringing together the professional community, Parkinson’s UK resources and the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s to […]

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Unite to protect people with Parkinson’s – the world’s fourth leading cause of death

29 June, 2020 | Posted in:

COVID-19 and malaria were the only illnesses that killed more people than Parkinson’s in the first five months of this year. It’s a stark reminder that while the world’s attention is focused on dealing with SARS-CoV-2, people with Parkinson’s and their families are in desperate need of support. According to data from the John Hopkins […]

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The long term implications of COVID-19 are becoming apparent

29 June, 2020 | Posted in:

We have become increasingly aware, over the past few months, that the symptoms of COVID-19 are wider ranging than initially thought.  A recent article in Reuters has highlighted the full extent of this, and called into question whether we are prepared, as a society, for the rehabilitative process that will be needed by many who […]

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