The joint Peninsula and South West regional Excellence Network meeting was held on 27 November 2018 in Taunton. Jane Rideout, lead for the Peninsula regional Network chaired the day. The South West Network is recruiting for a lead.
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Annette Hand, Parkinson's Nurse Consultant and Excellence Network clinical lead reflects on new BMA RCP clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) guidance and the challenges of getting advanced decision planning conversations right.
New learning pathway offers easy way for health and care staff working with people with Parkinson's to find appropriate learning to improve their understanding of the condition.
A national campaign and a medicines use review pilot in South East England are shining the spotlight on the important subject of medicines safety and awareness.
Nikki Walker describes her research findings on the role and experience of physiotherapists when caring for people affected by Parkinson's and respiratory issues, and reflects on her experience of conducting the study.
The Excellence Network held its first meeting in the South East on 27 September, bringing together professionals in Parkinson's to assess how the Network will work across the region and identify strategic work themes. Denise Wilcox summarises the event.
How is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Long-Term Conditions (IAPT-LTC) programme progressing and could IAPT-LTC one day offer Parkinson's-specific support?