What do people with Parkinson’s want, what do they need and do health care professionals actually know?

19 June, 2017 | Posted in:

by Dr Peter Fletcher One of the joys of the World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) is meeting people with Parkinson’s (pwp) and their families, carers and significant others. The 4th WPC in September 2016 drew participants from all over the world but specifically it was a huge opportunity to speak with so many from the USA […]

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A celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson’s “Essay on the Shaking Palsy”

30 March, 2017 | Posted in:

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 […]

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Promotional meeting report: Extending choice in Parkinson’s disease by Profile pharma Ltd

7 March, 2017 | Posted in:

Profile Pharma have paid for and placed this article Xadago (safinamide)▼ Prescribing Information 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 […]

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What learning opportunities exist for Parkinson’s nurses?

6 March, 2017 | Posted in:

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.

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ANZ e-newsletter in collaboration with ACNR

2 February, 2017 | Posted in: , ,

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 […]

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