Here is a collection of resources for Parkinson’s healthcare professionals.
Parkinson’s Academy newsletter
The alumni of the Parkinson’s MasterClass programme maintain contact through a newsletter called ‘MasterClass: Moving on’.
- Issue 3, Winter 2016 MasterClass Moving On
- Issue 2, Winter 2015 MasterClass: Moving On
- Issue 1, Winter 2014 MasterClass: Moving On
Previous editions of Masterstrokes newsletter:
- Issue 12 – Summer 2010 Masterstrokes 12
- Issue 11 – Spring 2010 Masterstrokes 11
- April 2009 – masterstrokes 1 – 10 This includes MasterStrokes from Jan 2006
Non-oral therapy CARE pathway
A new best practice pathway for the use of non-oral treatments in Parkinson’s has been devised by clinicians to make the referral process for these therapies more explicit.
The new guideline pathway, for the first time, gives clinicians a road-map for the use of non-oral therapy (apomorphine, intestinal levodopa gel infusion (Duodopa) and deep brain stimulation).
Parkinson’s DRUG Guideline & calculator
OPTIMAL is an award winning Parkinson’s medication and conversion calculator. Its designers hope their new online tool will help professionals who are unfamiliar with Parkinson’s to better manage their patients’ medicaiton in hospital.
Driving with Parkinson’s
In general terms patients with Parkinson’s are able to drive as long as they are physically and psychologically in a fit state so to do. We all take personal responsibility only to drive when we are able to – this applies to people with Parkinson’s in the same way as it does to the general population. More information in the Driving brochure.
Pathways – a Paradigm for Disease Management in Parkinson’s
Community Matron/ Specialist Nurse Workshop
Essence of Care in Continence Management
Carer care pathway in Parkinson’s
information for professionals
Parkinson’s UK have much information for professionals which can be accessed on their website.