Pharmacy gets the Neurology Academy educational makeover

18 December, 2018 | Posted in:

By Joela Mathews We are delighted that the first Neuropharmacist MasterClass will be held in 2019 (module 1 in January and module 2 in September). This over subscribed within days, showing the lack of existing training for specialist pharmacists. Rachel Dorsey and Joela Mathews who are chairing the Neuropharmacy MasterClass, are already members of the […]

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Why we need to rethink palliative care for neurology

5 December, 2018 | Posted in:

Palliative care has long been associated in our minds with end of life, and often gets popped alongside it as an all-encompassing title of care. But, for many people, palliative care is most definitely not only required at the end of someone’s life. In the past few years, healthcare has been rethinking palliative care and […]

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Disease-modifying treatment (DMT) modelling tool launched to unpick the true cost of MS care

3 December, 2018 | Posted in:

A new tool has been launched which models the true financial and workforce resources needed to safely provide disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) to people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). DMTs are an effective means of treating relapsing-remitting MS, the most common form of the condition, reducing the frequency of relapses and the build-up of lesions in […]

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This week’s Star Showcase: the Founding Four

14 September, 2018 | Posted in:

This week’s Star is not one but four people: our Founders Peter Fletcher, Doug MacMahon, David Stewart and Sue Thomas. Their initial idea was to develop a new kind of educational model which would both upskill and support clinicians in their clinical knowledge of Parkinson’s but also see practical changes in service quality and delivery. […]

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Video guide to diagnosis of Parkinson’s launches

5 September, 2018 | Posted in:

The Parkinson’s Academy has worked together with Dr Frank Phelan, to develop his award-winning MasterClass project into a fully-fledged video guide to the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. It is hoped that the video guide will be an invaluable resource for junior doctors, many of whom do not receive in-depth training on […]

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Technology advances in neurology healthcare

31 August, 2018 | Posted in:

We live in a technological era and seldom a moment goes by when we are not using some sort of device or app, browsing the internet or relating across social media. Healthcare has long seemed behind in using these advances in technology to improve their services, but this is beginning to change. Exciting headway From […]

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Looking back, looking forwards: celebrating 16 years of the Parkinson’s MasterClass

13 July, 2018 | Posted in:

This year, we at the Neurology Academy celebrate 16 years since we first launched our original programme: the Parkinson’s MasterClass. Our enthusiasm for neurology education has only grown with the years, and we want to share our own, and our past students’ passion, with you. Looking back The MasterClass began as a discussion among colleagues. […]

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Faculty member featured in the Guardian

9 July, 2018 | Posted in:

One of our faculty members, Dr Neil Archibald, has contributed to the Guardian newspaper’s recent ‘Blood, sweat and tears’ series looking at people’s experience of healthcare. Neil, who was a graduate of the Parkinson’s Academy before moving into the roles of mentor and faculty, shares his personal story with the newspaper. He explains how his […]

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Acquired brain injury takes centre stage in government

6 July, 2018 | Posted in:

On Monday 18th June, the House of Commons was filled with passionate voices sharing experiences of life after a brain injury, and a unified plea for more joined up, and readily available services for those affected. Whether through injury or as a result of stroke, a person’s recovery and life with an ABI can be […]

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