The Parkinson’s Academy has an opportunity to respond to suggest five key areas for improvement to go into the NICE Parkinson’s Quality Standard and we are keen to hear about your ideas. Continue reading
We are pleased to announced the launch of our first Palliative Care MasterClass which is aimed in particular at clinicians involved in Parkinson’s and dementia care.
27 November 2017
Course costs: £275 per person
Location: Manchester Continue reading
James Parkinson’s “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” was published in 1817 and described the condition that would eventually bear his name. Approximately 127,000 people in the UK are affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD).
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is holding a two-day symposium which will cover the management of motor and non-motor complications of PD, updates on the latest scientific developments and the important role of multidisciplinary teams in caring for people with PD. Continue reading
Profile Pharma have paid for and placed this article
Extending Choice in Parkinson’s Disease was a one-day meeting organised by Profile Pharma (a subsidiary of Zambon SpA), held in December 2016 in London. Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Prof Andrew Lees from The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, it brought together 161 specialists from all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) care for a day of engaging and informative discussion covering the entire patient journey from diagnosis to end-of-life care. Continue reading
Many Parkinson’s nurses struggle to find the right training opportunities to develop their skills. Parkinson’s Academy is collaborating with Parkinson’s UK to create a simple road map of professional development opportunities for Parkinson’s nurses, but first we need your help to identify what training already exists in your area.
Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit provides a one-stop shop resource for professionals working in dementia care.
Following a partnership between academia, the NHS and the third sector, clinicians can now access a free toolkit containing a comprehensive roadmap and resources for the care of people with dementia. Continue reading
Parkinson’s Academy has collaborated with Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation (ACNR) to produce a special Australian & New Zealand (ANZ) e-newsletter.
The e-newsletter is focused on highlighting the ANZ content that has been published in ACNR, and to publicise local stories and projects of interest to ANZ neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, geriatricians, rehabilitation physicians and allied health workers. Continue reading
This year has seen the Parkinson’s Academy go from strength to strength, and so successful in fact that we have now expanded to form an umbrella organisation called the Neurology Academy. Continue reading
by Sue Thomas
Based on an initial idea from Faculty member Iracema Leroi, December has seen the Dementia Academy develop a new multi-level integrated dementia pathway toolkit that we hope will be a useful resource for everyone working in dementia care. Continue reading
by Dr Peter Fletcher
As 2016 ends it is time to reflect on events from across the year – no not those events (although mentions below). I am thinking about the Parkinson’s MasterClasses we have hosted this year. Quite obviously we strive to improve year on year and evaluations of what has gone before plus needs analyses hopefully keep us fresh and relevant. Continue reading