The Parkinson’s Academy offers a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to receive expert training in Parkinson’s disease.
Whether you are a consultant, GP, pharmacist, specialist nurse, physio or other allied healthcare professional with an interest in Parkinson’s, the aim is to build your confidence in managing this condition.
We do this by drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field who deliver top quality education in small groups (25 to 30) and a relaxed atmosphere. The courses address both the clinical and managerial aspects of running a Parkinson’s service, with input from a range of disciplines, and of course from patients themselves.
Not only does the Academy provide updates on the evidence base for managing Parkinson’s and practical support on how to develop a Parkinson’s service, but course graduates also tell us that the Academy is an invaluable opportunity to establish an ongoing network of peer support – not just in Parkinson’s but in other rarer movement disorders too.
Advanced training also includes a mentorship programme, which means that individual support continues even after the residential course is has finished.
The Academy is also a chance to gain CPD points – this year’s Classic Masterclass for example was awarded 24 credits.