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Learning hub

The Excellence Network learning hub offers training programmes for professionals to improve the quality of care for people affected by Parkinson's.

Developing an expert health and social care workforce is crucial – and a priority for the Excellence Network.

We provide learning that is suitable for all levels of staff working across different disciplines.

We collaborate with Excellence Network members across all disciplines and people affected by Parkinson's to develop our learning content.

You can browse all our of events and learning in the directory, follow one of our learning pathways or download our learning programme leaflet (PDF, 1MB).

learning pathways

We've developed 3 learning pathways, each for a different specialism. The pathways are designed to take you through a programme of learning that's relevant to your profession or experience.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the pathways, please get in touch.

Choose a learning pathway

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See all events and learning

Find all of our learning programmes in the learning directory.

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What is Parkinson's?

There's currently no cure for Parkinson's and we don't yet know why people get the condition.

Symptoms vary from person to person, and Parkinson's medication can often cause additional side effects.

Find out more about the types of Parkinson's

What it's like to work with us

We speak to 3 people about their experience of working with the Excellence Network.

Contact the team



Jackie Burke, Education Adviser (Cascade Learning Education)
Tel: 0344 225 9865
Email: [email protected]


Gail Creswick, Education Adviser (Accreditation and Quality)
Tel: 0344 225 3631
Email: [email protected]


Claire Hewitt, Education Adviser (Virtual Learning Programmes)
Tel: 0344 225 3651
Email: [email protected]


Jenny Wilcox, Education Adviser (Volunteer Educator Programme)
Tel: 0344 225 3621
Email: [email protected]

Northern Ireland

Nuala Campbell, Education Adviser
Tel: 0344 225 3681
Email: [email protected]


Candice Dillen, Education Adviser
Tel: 0344 225 3701
Email: [email protected]


    Tracey Anderson, Education Adviser
    Tel: 0344 225 3711
    Email: [email protected]

    Other contacts

    Fiona Barrett, Education Programme Manager
    Tel: 0344 225 3721
    Email: [email protected]

    For our train the trainers programmes - Understanding Parkinson's for health and social care staff health and Parkinson's explored - please contact:

    • Jackie Burke, Education Adviser (Cascade Programme)
      Tel: 0344 225 9865
      Email: [email protected]
    • Debbie Bishop, Cascade Programme Co-ordinator
      Tel: 0344 225 3624
      Email: [email protected]

    For our volunteer education programme please contact 

    • Patricia Eccles, Education Programme Co-ordinator
      Tel: 0344 225 3641 
      Email: [email protected]