Rowan Wathes joins as new Associate Director of the UK Parkinson's Excellence Network
Meet Rowan Wathes, the new Associate Director of the UK Parkinson's Excellence Network.
Fiona Lindop is Specialist Physiotherapist with the Parkinson’s multidisciplinary team at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, and she is also the Excellence Network Clinical lead for therapy. In this blog, Fiona shares her own challenges in trying to remain active while much of her working life has drastically slowed down and left her behind a desk rather than in a face to face clinic. She also offers tips and advice for professionals, reminding them of the importance of prioritising their physical wellbeing.
On 26 November 2020, over 100 clinicians from a range of disciplines came together virtually to attend the second UK Parkinson's Excellence Network Mental Health Hub meeting.
Dr Venkata Chaitanya, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, shares his thoughts on having conversations around advance care planning and palliative care for people with Parkinson's, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Emma Edwards is a Parkinson's Specialist Nurse with Livewell Southwest, in Plymouth, Devon. In this blog, she highlights the importance of mental health - whether conducting assessments with people with Parkinson's, or when looking after yourself and your colleagues' wellbeing.
Dr Katy McEwan, Research Fellow at Northumbria University, shares an overview of some of the early findings from the USP research study, which sets out to explore and understand the scope and value of the Parkinson’s Nurse in the UK.
Viv Horton, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, and steering group member of the Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Pharmacy Network (PDSPN), shares an overview for the wider pharmacy community of the group’s recent meeting and their key areas of focus for the year.