Survey: Understanding views of neurology trainees in the UK about MS as an area of sub-specialty interest

16 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Do you want to develop specialist skills in multiple sclerosis? Research undertaken by Dr Riffat Tanveer has shown trainee neurologists largely feel unsupported in developing skills in this specialist area. Complete our short survey to help us understand your views as a neurology trainee about pursuing a neurology sub-speciality. Start Survey Dear Colleague, I am […]

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‘Rapid guidance’ from NICE released on managing COVID-19 in primary care

9 April, 2020 | Posted in:

New guidance on community management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, alongside specific advice on managing those with pneumonia, have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guidelines, released last week, are part of a series of ‘rapid guidance’ that NICE is developing in response to the coronavirus […]

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Parkinson’s Academy alumni provide Italy with unique way to remotely manage patients during the Covid-19 crisis

8 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The healthcare challenges under the COVID-19 pandemic are broad, from the direct impact of those ill from the virus, to the difficulties in maintaining patient support and providing frontline care to people requiring regular input into their care. People with Parkinson’s are amongst the population of patients who are predominantly older, are considered vulnerable and […]

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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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