This week’s Star Showcase: the Founding Four

14 September, 2018 | Posted in:

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

10 September, 2018 | Posted in:

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

5 September, 2018 | Posted in:

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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National audit of dementia care in general hospitals published

13 August, 2018 | Posted in:

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

30 July, 2018 | Posted in: ,

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

24 July, 2018 | Posted in:

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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Looking back, looking forwards: celebrating 16 years of the Parkinson’s MasterClass

11 July, 2018 | Posted in: ,

This year, we at the Neurology Academy celebrate 16 years since we first launched our original programme: the Parkinson’s MasterClass. Our enthusiasm for neurology education has only grown with the years, and we want to share our own, and our past students’ passion, with you. Looking back The MasterClass began as a discussion among colleagues. […]

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Faculty member featured in the Guardian

9 July, 2018 | Posted in:

One of our faculty members, Dr Neil Archibald, has contributed to the Guardian newspaper’s recent ‘Blood, sweat and tears’ series looking at people’s experience of healthcare. Neil, who was a graduate of the Parkinson’s Academy before moving into the roles of mentor and faculty, shares his personal story with the newspaper. He explains how his […]

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Last minute: Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts for MDS International Congress

1 June, 2018 | Posted in:

This is the last chance for delegates who want to submit abstracts for the International Congress of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society (MDS). The deadline for Late-Breaking Abstract submission is today, June 1 at 11:59 pm (CDT, 6 hours behind UK). Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted. A Late-Breaking Abstract reports data that […]

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