This week’s Star Showcase: the Founding Four

September 14, 2018

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

September 5, 2018

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

August 31, 2018

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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Faculty member featured in the Guardian

July 9, 2018

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

July 6, 2018

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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Time to ‘think differently’ about dementia

June 11, 2018

Alzheimer’s Research UK recently commissioned a groundbreaking new report which models hypothetical treatments for alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), with advice from a clinical panel, have published ‘Thinking Differently: preparing today to implement future dementia treatments’. The report […]

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‘Mental health matters too’ says the APPG for Parkinson’s

May 16, 2018

People with Parkinson’s experience both physical and mental symptoms, with up to 40% of patients experiencing depression or anxiety says the report, hot off the press. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Parkinson’s have focussed their latest investigation on mental health and their newly published findings suggest that symptoms such as anxiety and depression […]

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