The Palliative Care MasterClass’s new hybrid learning model expands its educational offering

15 December, 2020 | Posted in:

The changes in education and the time pressures felt amongst healthcare practitioners as a result of COVID-19 have led to unexpected benefits within Palliative Care Academy.  The Palliative Care MasterClass is a broad course seeking to upskill palliative care practitioners in neurology, and neurological practitioners in palliative care, and until now, getting the balance of […]

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New mental health app may improve cognition in Parkinson’s

20 November, 2020 | Posted in:

An NHS cognitive training app may help improve the cognitive health of those living with Parkinson’s. Early research conducted in the Netherlands found that those who used MyCognition regularly over a 24 week period reversed the decline in their overall cognitive health.  Whilst these positive findings must be taken with an element of caution owing […]

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Neurological Alliance pleas for parity of priority in rare neuro conditions

13 November, 2020 | Posted in:

Neurological Alliance released a new report this month highlighting the need for parity of priority for those living with a rare neurological condition. The comprehensive report, ‘Out of the Shadows‘, outlines the current situation for those living with a rare neurological condition, highlighting that the world ‘rare’ may be misleading with one in 17 people […]

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Neurology Academy encourages ‘whole health’ focus via Snowflake appeal for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

10 November, 2020 | Posted in:

We often think of neurological conditions as affecting adults and older people, but we know that countless children are impacted by them every day.  Whether living with a neurological condition themselves, actively caring for a parent or loved one, or witnessing a relative experiencing radical changes to their lives, numerous children are affected by neurological […]

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AHP Competency Framework for Neurology

9 November, 2020 | Posted in:

The latest Allied Health Professionals’ competency framework for progressive neurological conditions has just been published.  Developed in partnership and sponsored by MS Trust, Parkinson’s UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the competencies framework contains additional content specific to multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease (MND). The framework has separate sections for dieticians, […]

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Data published by Wilmington Healthcare, Parkinson’s Concierge and Parkinson’s Academy highlight the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and NHS contact to people with Parkinson’s

30 September, 2020 | Posted in: ,

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a dramatic difference to the way in which people with Parkinson’s (PwP) see their Parkinson’s team. A new summary of data by healthcare intelligence provider Wilmington Healthcare, Parkinson’s Concierge and the transformative educator Parkinson’s Academy has highlighted the huge impact COVID-19 has had on people with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s services. […]

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International Virtual MasterClass – the first of its kind!

17 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Our first ever International Virtual MasterClass ran last month over a period of two weeks, attended by 53 healthcare professionals from around the globe.  Co-created by Roche Egypt, the MasterClass was specifically focussed on multiple sclerosis (MS), and provided a virtual learning experience for delegates across 10 countries (table 1) where specialists in the condition […]

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Changes to the Neurology Academy Team

8 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Neurology Academy has remained as dynamic as ever over the past few months. Adapting our educational offerings to reflect the changing times and limitations brought about through the coronavirus pandemic, we have also expanded our workforce, which has shifted and adapted too. Dr Arthi Rajkumar, who initially joined us as PA to Jamie and Project […]

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Reframing powerpoint – giving a message that lasts

7 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Most of us assume that if we are asked to ‘give a talk’, we are also being asked to ‘prepare some slides’. Does it follow that the two should house the same information, though? TED talks, arguably some of the best-delivered speeches available online, say that  ‘A single, strong, graphic image or succinct line of […]

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