‘Rapid guidance’ from NICE released on managing COVID-19 in primary care

9 April, 2020 | Posted in:

New guidance on community management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, alongside specific advice on managing those with pneumonia, have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guidelines, released last week, are part of a series of ‘rapid guidance’ that NICE is developing in response to the coronavirus […]

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Parkinson’s Academy alumni provide Italy with unique way to remotely manage patients during the Covid-19 crisis

8 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The healthcare challenges under the COVID-19 pandemic are broad, from the direct impact of those ill from the virus, to the difficulties in maintaining patient support and providing frontline care to people requiring regular input into their care. People with Parkinson’s are amongst the population of patients who are predominantly older, are considered vulnerable and […]

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Parkinson’s and COVID-19

7 April, 2020 | Posted in:

This article has been updated on 1 May 2020 Until recently, the given advice has been that people with Parkinson’s are not any more at risk of catching coronavirus than anyone else, although their risk of severe illness should they become infected is higher.  This is both because of having Parkinson’s, which we know can […]

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Our latest Palliative Care MasterClass

28 February, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Our Palliative Care MasterClass has a unique attendance to our other MasterClasses being both cross-condition and cross-specialism, and tends to have a greater range of professionals in attendance.  Developed in partnership with Dr Ed Richfield, faculty member for both Parkinson’s and Palliative Care Academies, the course examines this complex and emotive area by drilling into […]

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British Movement Disorders Conference 2020

12 February, 2020 | Posted in:

This year’s British Movement Disorders Conference, or ‘BritMODIS 2020’ was held in Birmingham on 31st January. Co-created by the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders (BGS-MD) Section and the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA), BritMODIS 2020 was attended by a large group of neurologists, geriatricians, therapists and nurse specialists. It was also live-streamed for those […]

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How dance can help improve symptoms of Parkinson’s

9 January, 2020 | Posted in:

When we think of neurological conditions or mental health we think of the brain. But this can mean we lose sight of the significance of the rest of the body. As Professor of Psychology Adrienna Mendrek shares in a recent article in ‘the Conversation’, ‘I have been mesmerized by the complexity of the brain, completely […]

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Quarter of people with Parkinson’s are misdiagnosed with another condition

3 January, 2020 | Posted in:

A survey commissioned by Parkinson’s UK has found that a quarter of people living with Parkinson’s were initially misdiagnosed with a different condition, from stroke to anxiety.  The survey of over 2,000 people living with Parkinson’s found that 26% of people were initially wrongly diagnosed with a different condition, whilst 21% were only referred to […]

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Our Pd MasterClasses – what next?

18 December, 2019 | Posted in:

By Dr Peter Fletcher, Academic Director Welcome to the 2019 edition of Moving On, the in-house on-line newsletter of our Parkinson’s Academy. Last year (December 2018) I opened with the line “Uncertainly reigns as the year draws to an end”. We may have had a general election but can anyone tell me where we are miraculously going to […]

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36th Parkinson’s MasterClass projects are commendable

2 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Our 36th Parkinson’s MasterClass shared their intermodule projects recently, and as always there was a wealth and variety of information, findings and actions based on the class’s practical learning.  Project winner Dr Tom Mace shared his exciting local work in a Parkinson’s Hub, part of a newly commissioned integrated care pathway for Parkinson’s to tie […]

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