The Neurology Academy is an innovative training programme for clinicians, specialised nurses and allied health professionals.

Currently our main focus is on Parkinson’s, dementia and MS, although an epilepsy MasterClass is also in development. These individually tailored courses have run successfully for over a decade and are co-ordinated through an academic faculty.

Each MasterClass to date has recruited a maximum of 25-30 participants to enable intensive training and support for each participant. Graduates form an alumni who receive further updates and links to topics of interest. The educational style of the Neurology Academy has been commended by the Department of Health in England and by Parkinson’s UK for providing unique clinical skills enhancement and promoting service development.

We work with primary and secondary care NHS organisations at all levels, local authorities, charities, and both NHS and independent providers and we are in partnership with industry to support some elements of course delivery.

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Over 75% of our graduates have gone on to develop specialised services of their own. An integral part of the MasterClass course is a project or audit conducted in the participant’s own location. You can find examples of these projects and audits in the Parkinson’s Academy 2015 Newsletter.

Our academic faculty and speakers are nationally and internationally recognised for their specific expertise providing delegates with training to their individual educational needs.

Our comprehensive pre-course assessment provides a detailed analysis of the delegates’ training and skills as well as identifying their personal learning objectives for the course, so the MasterClass can be truly tailored to their needs. The MasterClass programme is not a standard course; it meets the individual educational needs of each group.

Continuing professional development

All of our MasterClass courses are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (London) for CPD credit and internal and external evaluations have shown consistent high ratings. In 2014/15 our continuing professional development score for 14 courses delivered was at its highest overall average score of 4.