Survey of healthcare professionals' knowledge and use of Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist


By Dr Suzanne Thompson, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, Royal Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Background

  • Established PDNS at Trust working in neurology service
  • Busy outpatient work load
  • Hypothesis that PDNS not being involved in hospital care hence:
    • Review PD inpatients for PDNS involvement
    • Survey current practice of doctors, nurses and therapists treating PD inpatients
Survey of healthcare professionals' knowledge and use of Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist

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'The things you can't get from the books'

Parkinson's Academy, our original and longest running Academy, houses 20 years of inspirational projects, resources, and evidence for improving outcomes for people with Parkinson's. Led by co-founder and educational director Dr Peter Fletcher, the Academy has a truly collegiate feel and prides itself on delivering 'the things you can't get from books' - a practical learning model which inspires all Neurology Academy courses.