Service development - how to plan and implement a Parkinson's dementia clinic (Excellence Network)

An online course examining how to set up, manage and increase services for patients living with Parkinson's. This course uses a case study exploring these services for people with Parkinson's who have dementia, and is aimed at all health and social care professionals.

3 hours (2 hours content, 1 hour webinar
Event / learning type

Who is the course for?

All health and social care professionals working with people living with Parkinson's.

What will participants learn?

Using a case study example from Cardiff and Vale Health Board's Parkinson's dementia service, this course focuses on:

  • managing Parkinson's services, and what that entails
  • why set up a new service? Focusing specifically on the reasons why Cardiff and Vale Health board set up a Parkinson's dementia clinic
  • the process of setting up Parkinson's services - discussions of what needs to change in your practice, focus groups, required resources and planning ahead
  • evaluating the success of your new service(s) - has there been an improvement?

How does it work?

This course will give you access to multimedia resources about setting up, managing and increasing Parkinson’s services using a case study example that focuses on Parkinson’s dementia services. You'll be able to read, watch and listen to multimedia and interactive resources. You'll then attend an optional webinar (or watch it recorded) to discuss what you have learnt, the challenges and solutions. You'll then take an assessment (multiple choice quiz) to demonstrate what you've learnt.

You can log in at any time to this self-directed learning to work through the course and assessment at a pace that suits you. A certificate and digital badge are available to download once you have passed the quiz. The course, webinar and assessment should take a minimum of 3 hours to complete. The 3 hours are split between the initial discussion presentations, the additional learning/resources and the webinar. Each of these takes approximately 1 hour. If you fully engage with all the supporting resources and guidance it will take longer.