Simple isolation checklist for Parkinson’s patients

24 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Parkinson’s MasterClass delegate Jane Price has created a simple isolation checklist for her service and has used this to contact patients with a structured approach to check on issues and difficulties that may have arisen as a result of the lockdown. Many patients begin by saying that they are self-isolating, but when Jane asks them […]

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NHS volunteer responders available to anyone who feels at higher risk of contracting COVID-19

23 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Health and social care professionals have been informed today that they can refer people directly to the NHS volunteer responder scheme.  The scheme, established in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, was launched as a means of supporting those who are self-isolating or have been told to shield* because they are at higher risk from […]

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Video advice on COVID-19 issued for people with Parkinson’s

17 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Prof Joaquim Ferreira has published a short video responding to some questions posed by people living with Parkinson’s. His succinct message is that the Parkinson’s community should adopt exactly the same guidance as is being issued to the wider public, and should continue with their normal medications. He states clearly that there is no evidence […]

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Survey: How has COVID-19 impacted your Parkinson’s service?

17 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The Parkinson’s Academy faculty would like to know how other Parkinson’s centres are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and if there is anything we can do to share best practice. Please take 2 minutes to fill out our survey. Start survey Thank you for your participation! Our webinars around COVID-19: parkinsonsacademy.co/covid-19

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‘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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