Mental Health Awareness Week

17 May, 2019 | Posted in:

Mental Health Awareness Week is coming to a close and this year’s focus has been body image. There has also been an abundance of focus on the commonality of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as well as a renewed encouragement of our society to normalise mental health, to see it in as […]

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The new vision for community pharmacy and its role in the NHS

14 May, 2019 | Posted in:

Real transformation will be needed to fulfil the NHS vision for community pharmacy and its role in healthcare provision for the future, say the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). Outlined in a video animation, the PSNC highlight the importance of pharmacy’s current work whilst detailing the transformation that community pharmacy is expected to undergo in […]

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A new type of dementia is identified

8 May, 2019 | Posted in:

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have identified a new type of dementia, ‘LATE’ which until now may have been being wrongly diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. LATE, or limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, has been linked with the brain protein TDP-43, and may be the dementia type experienced by up to a third […]

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Neurology Academy in the BJNN

3 May, 2019 | Posted in:

The British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing (BJNN) have just published a piece on the national drive to address unwanted variance in multiple sclerosis (MS) services. The project was initiated at ‘the Way Forward’ event last year when the MS Academy, part of Neurology Academy’s umbrella organisation, organised and hosted a lively two day conference full […]

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The Neurology Academy’s expanding influence

1 May, 2019 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy has come a long way in the past few years, ballooning from a single offering of MasterClasses in Parkinson’s to an extensive offering of educational courses spanning disease areas and tailored to different levels of learning. Recently that offering has diversified into cross-conditional topics like palliative care and neuropharmacy, and seen a […]

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Early research suggests groundbreaking changes afoot for Parkinson’s

1 May, 2019 | Posted in:

Parkinson’s is a neurological condition that affects many elements of day to day functionality, changing a person’s experience of their everyday life. One of these elements is movement, with freezing, stumbling and falling all common symptoms of Parkinson’s. A recent pilot study in Canada has seen some radical changes in patient’s walking, resulting from electrical […]

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Our first Neuropharmacy MasterClass

30 April, 2019 | Posted in:

In January this year, we ran our first ever Neuropharmacy MasterClass. The growing specialism is a complex and wide-ranging one, covering a vast range of roles and responsibilities, and this was fully reflected in our packed and practical programme. As Professor Gavin Giovannoni points out, the role of the pharmacist has evolved as the complexity […]

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Getting prepped – where will your project take you?

25 April, 2019 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy’s unique blend of education puts a heavy emphasis on the practical, and integral to our Parkinson’s Advanced MasterClasses is the inter-module project. For some this can be an exciting opportunity to get stuck into an audit, or service development project that they have been waiting impatiently to carry out, but for others it […]

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