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The challenges of Parkinson's in a hospital setting

A free 2-hour training session for ward and other hospital staff.

Course length

All the staff who attended thoroughly enjoyed the day. They were keen to pass on what they had learned to their colleagues.

Course participant

2 hours

Who the course is for

This education session is designed to give all levels of ward and other hospital staff an improved understanding of the challenges of supporting a patient with Parkinson's during their stay in hospital.

It's suitable for ward and other hospital-based staff including nurses, therapists and junior doctors.

Course dates and locations

We will arrange a suitable day and time with you and deliver the training solely for your staff at your organisation's venue.

Find out about education and training in your area for details of your nearest education and training officer.

Aims and learning outcomes

  • To increase your knowledge and understanding of Parkinson's
  • To better understand the needs of people living with and caring for people with Parkinson's
  • To identify challenges associated with the symptoms of Parkinson's, the role and side effects of medication and the challenges faced by patients with Parkinson's in a hospital environment
  • To consider the resources available, including the role of Parkinson's UK, to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson's and their carers

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the key challenges of living with Parkinson's, such as the challenges of mobility, communication, swallowing and the importance of timely drug management
  • Consider strategies to address a range of challenges such as communication, falls, swallowing problems, drug management and mental health issues
  • Recognise the role of Parkinson's UK
  • Evaluate their own practice and care of people with Parkinson's


This course is free of charge for hospitals, because of our commitment to deliver education to health professionals across the UK.

Other information

The course consists of direct teaching and DVD clips.

A range of supporting literature, including booklets and fact sheets, is available for each participant.

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