Expert training in neurology

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Expert training in neurology

Neurology Academy (NA) is an innovative education provider for clinicians, specialist nurses and professions allied to medicine. The training programme focuses on both disease management and service transformation. Each priority condition is led by an Academic Faculty of practicing clinicians who operate within a separate disease focussed Academy.

Delivering uniquely practical education to produce specialist clinical leaders and transform local healthcare

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6+

academies set up

2,800+

people educated

62

masterclasses delivered

5

neurological disease areas covered

Course attendees improve their own understanding in management of the condition as well as working towards improvements in their own local services through audit, data, education and networking.

Current Academy priorities are multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, palliative care and neuropharmacy.

Each MasterClass to date has recruited a maximum of 20-30 participants to enable intensive training and support for each participant. Graduates form an alumni who receive further updates and support to help service change. 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.


Service transformation

Health and social care services in the UK are constantly changing and the Academy keeps pace with the changes by working at all levels: NHS hospital trusts, CCG’s, Local Authority, Independent providers, charities and the voluntary sector. Partnerships with life science organisations and charities support some element of course delivery.

98% of course members have undertaken and competed the inter-module service audit required within the course programme. 75% of these graduates have gone on to develop specialised services of their own.

You can find examples of these projects and audits on our website via the resources pages:

→ Multiple Sclerosis Academy projects

→ Parkinson’s Academy projects

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.

Our mission

Neurology Academy: delivering uniquely practical education to produce specialist clinical leaders and transform local healthcare.

Continuing professional development

All Academy courses are accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Physicians (London). Our internal and external evaluations have shown consistently high ratings. Our 2017/18 CPD ratings by the Royal College of Physicians show constant maximum scores, 4/4.

MasterClass feedback

“Excellent course with eminent faculty. Lots of interaction. Balance between clinical and service development training”

“Thanks for all your hard work – it will undoubtedly make a difference to the lives of patients”

“Probably the best and most clinically relevant course I have ever attended. Well run and excellent speakers throughout the whole course.”

Proud finalists of the HSJ Partnership Awards

Neurology Academy, a finalist in the Best Educational Programme category, felt immensely proud to be shortlisted and were thrilled to see the range of innovative partnerships represented. Our entry for the HSJ Partnership Award was ‘Addressing variation in MS services nationally through clinical engagement and collaboration’.

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