Live webinars: COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis

17 March, 2020 | Posted in:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, there is a clear need to advise patients with MS on what to do in relation to their treatment. The MS Academy is hosting a series of webinars on what advice to give our patients with MS. These meetings will be held as live video conferences for an interactive discussion […]

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New MS prevalence data and smoking statistics

17 March, 2020 | Posted in:

A new briefing from Public Health England has issued new prevalence data on MS and links with smoking. Seeking insight into the characteristics of people with MS, the briefing was developed in collaboration with the MS Society and using the THIN dataset.   The evidence, which was gathered over an eight year period from financial […]

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NICEimpact dementia

11 March, 2020 | Posted in:

Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released their latest impact report, this time for dementia.  Impact reports share positive examples of where NICE guidance is improving outcomes, focusing on cost-effective, evidence-based care across priority health and care settings. Highlighting that around 460,000 people in England currently have a diagnosis of […]

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ABN highlight emerging neurology workforce crisis

4 March, 2020 | Posted in:

New data published by the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) shows that the UK’s workforce of consultant neurologists is significantly lower than might be expected. In comparison to France and Germany, our workforce is considerably lower, even in London and the surrounding areas where ratios of patient to consultant are better.  The ABN conducted a […]

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Our latest Palliative Care MasterClass

28 February, 2020 | Posted in:

Our Palliative Care MasterClass has a unique attendance to our other MasterClasses being both cross-condition and cross-specialism, and tends to have a greater range of professionals in attendance.  Developed in partnership with Dr Ed Richfield, faculty member for both Parkinson’s and Palliative Care Academies, the course examines this complex and emotive area by drilling into […]

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British Movement Disorders Conference 2020

12 February, 2020 | Posted in:

This year’s British Movement Disorders Conference, or ‘BritMODIS 2020’ was held in Birmingham on 31st January. Co-created by the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders (BGS-MD) Section and the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA), BritMODIS 2020 was attended by a large group of neurologists, geriatricians, therapists and nurse specialists. It was also live-streamed for those […]

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Latest data shows upward trajectory for avoidable MS emergency admissions continues

3 February, 2020 | Posted in:

The latest Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data shows that emergency hospital admissions for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) continue to rise despite many of them being avoidable through preventative care.  MS Academy have partnered with healthcare intelligence provider Wilmington Healthcare to analyse the latest HES data and compare it to the previous two years, and […]

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One night of poor sleep can increase Alzheimer’s biomarker

10 January, 2020 | Posted in:

An initial study has found that depriving healthy young men of just one night of sleep can increase their levels of the protein tau found in their blood, as compared to an uninterrupted night’s rest. Tau, a known biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease is found in neurons and can form into tangles which accumulate in the […]

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Quarter of people with Parkinson’s are misdiagnosed with another condition

3 January, 2020 | Posted in:

A survey commissioned by Parkinson’s UK has found that a quarter of people living with Parkinson’s were initially misdiagnosed with a different condition, from stroke to anxiety.  The survey of over 2,000 people living with Parkinson’s found that 26% of people were initially wrongly diagnosed with a different condition, whilst 21% were only referred to […]

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New year, new MasterClasses!

3 January, 2020 | Posted in: , ,

This year we are excited to announce two new MasterClasses to our range of educational offerings: the Leadership MasterClass and the Alzheimer’s MasterClass.  Leadership MasterClass Our Leadership MasterClass will commence with its first nine delegates this February and promises to be an exciting and innovative course, drawing on interactive workshops, coaching techniques and a practical […]

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