New competency framework for Parkinson’s nurses

August 15, 2017

The third edition of the competency framework for Parkinson’s nurses is now available following work led by the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA) in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing and the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network. This revised competency framework describes the competencies (in terms of knowledge, education and skills) required by specialist nurses to provide safe and effective […]

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Advanced care planning in dementia round table discussion

August 8, 2017

Professor Alistair Burns National Clinical Director for Dementia and Professor Bee Wee National Clinical Director for End of Life Care held an NHS England (NHSE) Round table discussion with key stakeholders in London at which the Dementia Academy was represented by MasterClass faculty member Sue Thomas.

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From MasterClass to Chair of Psychiatry

June 22, 2017

by Dr Peter Fletcher One of the many joys of having been the Parkinson’s Academy’s Academic Director since we began our MasterClasses in 2002 is that I have read every single needs analysis questionnaire submitted by our participants – 100s and 100s of them! What talent we have passing through our MasterClases, with what I see […]

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Palliative care MasterClass launches

April 6, 2017

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

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

March 30, 2017

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

March 7, 2017

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?

March 6, 2017

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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New dementia toolkit is an Aladdin’s cave of information

February 15, 2017

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.

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