MS Academy in Neurodigest
Neurodigest have just published a piece on how unique education creates clinical leaders and transforms services.
Part of Neurology Academy, whose vision is to deliver uniquely practical education to produce specialist clinical leaders and transform local healthcare, MS Academy’s variety of bespoke courses follows the hugely successful model established 18 years ago for Parkinson’s. Fully funded through pharmaceutical support, the Academy is also endorsed by national charities and UK-wide professional bodies.
Originally intended as a one-off course, four clinical specialists collectively developed the ‘MasterClass’ as a new kind of educational model which would upskill health care professionals (HCPs) in their clinical knowledge whilst supporting them to enact practical changes to improve service quality and delivery: an educational model that delivered real benefits to people with Parkinson’s.
The Academy’s ultimate aim is one that benefits the whole MS community: to empower every consultant, nurse, clinician and allied health professional who goes through the Academy with the knowledge and skills they need to give every person with MS the best possible care, and to design and implement world class services.
Encouraging excellence, developing leaders, inspiring change
MS Academy was established five years ago and in that time has accomplished a huge amount. The six different levels of specialist MS training are dedicated to case-based learning and practical application of cutting edge research. Home to national programme Raising the Bar and the fantastic workstream content it is producing, this is an exciting Academy to belong to.