Nick Bryden

Parkinson's nurse specialist
NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Qualified in nursing 2006, having worked in the Bakery before doing my training. As a student nurse I wrote an essay about a lady I met in a nursing home but must admit looking back my essay lacked so much detail. I worked for 3 years in a Geriatric Rehab ward and most patients with Parkinson’s requiring rehabilitation would be admitted to that ward.

I have been a parkinson’s Nurse coming up to 14 years, I love my job and often it is the small things that make a difference.

My passion in Parkinson’s is the administration in hospital of their time critical medications. Locally we have been running and developing a project for over 10 years. We have increased timely administration of Parkinson’s Medications from 41.27% to 75.02% so far.

I was honoured to be chosen as the Project winner at The Parkinson’s Advanced Masterclass 42 but also to be shortlisted for the Nursing times Awards 2023. Last week we won the “Innovation in practice” award and the overall “Excellence” award at the Parkinson’s Excellence Awards 2023.