Many Parkinson’s nurses struggle to find the right training opportunities to develop their skills. Parkinson’s Academy is collaborating with Parkinson’s UK to create a simple road map of professional development opportunities for Parkinson’s nurses, but first we need your help to identify what training already exists in your area.
Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit provides a one-stop shop resource for professionals working in dementia care.
Following a partnership between academia, the NHS and the third sector, clinicians can now access a free toolkit containing a comprehensive roadmap and resources for the care of people with dementia. Continue reading
Parkinson’s Academy has collaborated with Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation (ACNR) to produce a special Australian & New Zealand (ANZ) e-newsletter.
The e-newsletter is focused on highlighting the ANZ content that has been published in ACNR, and to publicise local stories and projects of interest to ANZ neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, geriatricians, rehabilitation physicians and allied health workers. Continue reading
This year has seen the Parkinson’s Academy go from strength to strength, and so successful in fact that we have now expanded to form an umbrella organisation called the Neurology Academy. Continue reading
by Dr Peter Fletcher
As 2016 ends it is time to reflect on events from across the year – no not those events (although mentions below). I am thinking about the Parkinson’s MasterClasses we have hosted this year. Quite obviously we strive to improve year on year and evaluations of what has gone before plus needs analyses hopefully keep us fresh and relevant. Continue reading
Perhaps one of the less visible services we provide as part of the MasterClass programme is service redesign and integrated care pathway development. Continue reading
John is 43 and lives with his wife Sarah, 38, and their two children in South Yorkshire. He told us about Sarah’s MS and what it’s like to be a carer. Continue reading
Chris is 30 years old and has relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). He lives in Cornwall with his wife and their young child. This MS Awareness Week he told us about his diagnosis and journey with MS so far, and why his MS specialist nurse is so important… Continue reading
The innovative, interactive learning style at the Parkinson’s Academy is what sets it apart. Led by expert clinicians with a strong practical focus on patient encounters, learning is self-directed (with individual mentor support) and goes well beyond the evidence base. Continue reading
This blog is an extract from an article published in the journal of Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation on 15 April 2016
There are around 80,000 people with dementia in the UK and the numbers of people affected is expected to double by 2040 with economic costs likely to treble from the current estimated costs of £26 billion a year (Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Continue reading