Parkinson's Academy

About Parkinson's Academy courses


Our longest running Academy. over 1,750 trained professionals have become specialists in Parkinson's via our MasterClasses over the past 18 years. A simple structure of Foundation, Advanced or Cutting Edge caters for professionals at every level of their journey in Parkinson's care, whether starting out in Foundation, or honing their craft through a Cutting Edge conference.

To understand which course level is right for you, see our detailed table...
Foundation Advanced Cutting Edge
Pharmacists

Post clinical diploma, non-rotational, new-to-role pharmacists who will be involved in Parkinson’s management

Pharmacists who are are involved in Parkinson’s management through MDTs and ward and dispensary work

Experienced pharmacists with regular involvement in managing people with Parkinson’s either in hospital or in the community

Nurses

Registered nurses relatively recently appointed to Parkinson’s Specialist (or similar) clinical role

Established Parkinson's Specialist Nurses (or similar role)

Experienced Parkinson's Specialist Nurses in established practice

Neurologists / geriatricians / old age psychiatrists / registrars / GPs

Early years specialty registrars in above specialties and SAS doctors relatively new to Parkinson’s

Consultants and GPwSI in the above specialties, more experienced SAS doctors and specialty registrars in the above specialties nearing CCT

Established Parkinson's specialists from the above disciplines who spend a significant amount of time seeing people with Parkinson’s.

Other AHPs

Band 6 and above therapists new to working in Parkinson’s; to include colleagues from OT, physiotherapy, SALT, psychology and dietetics etc etc from NHS, social services and academic backgrounds.

Band 7 and above therapists experienced in Parkinson's to include colleagues from OT, physiotherapy, SALT, psychology and dietetics etc etc from NHS, social services and academic backgrounds.

Band 8 and above therapists specialist in Parkinson's to include colleagues from OT, physiotherapy, SALT, psychology and dietetics etc etc from NHS, social services and academic backgrounds.

Foundation Level

This course is designed for non-final year registrars, Parkinson's nurses within the first 18 months of post, pharmacists, clinical fellows and clinical lecturers. The course is set as one module over two days with one residential evening.


Advanced Level

This course is designed for consultants, experienced Parkinson's nurses, final year registrars, GPwSIs, associate specialists and staff grade physicians.


Cutting Edge

This meeting unpicks ‘truth’, what is accepted ‘dogma’ and what is done because it has always been done. Speakers untangle their expert area so even where there is little evidence, clinicians return to their patients with knowledge, understanding in context, and application in practice taking patient care to a new level.

This meeting is open to health professionals involved in the management and treatment of Parkinson’s (final year registrars and above).

More info about previous Cutting Edge Science meetings >>