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Your Network

The UK Parkinson's Excellence Network brings together health and social care professionals to transform care for people affected by Parkinson's.

What does the Network do?

Helps health and social care professionals work together for change

This is your Network.

It's a way for you to connect with other health and social care professionals with an interest in Parkinson's locally and across the UK. Share your ideas and get support to deliver changes in treatment and care.

Local Excellence Network regional working groups span the UK to empower and support people in their areas to drive change and innovation.

Builds an expert workforce

Developing the right expert health and social care workforce is crucial to improving the quality of care for people affected by Parkinson's – and a priority for the Excellence Network.

The reach of Parkinson's education is increased with the Excellence Network's varied offer of accredited, online, cascade and volunteer educator learning programmes.

All learning content is developed in collaboration with Excellence Network members across professional disciplines.

Through the Network you can access expert education advisers and Parkinson's educators. These advisers support education development and delivery in priority areas, and work to influence the core curriculum of professionals involved in Parkinson's care.

Equips professionals to influence services

Equipping health and social care professionals to influence and shape provision is a key way the UK Parkinson's Excellence Network drives improvements in care.

The Network gives you the tools you need to review and redesign Parkinson's services to meet the needs of your patients and clients, including:

  • data, evidence and resources to help you make the case for high quality, cost effective provision
  • targeted service improvement grants and specialist expertise to support priority areas for improvement
  • the UK Parkinson's Audit, enabling you to benchmark your services and develop a quality improvement plan
  • the Excellence Network Awards, recognising and celebrating outstanding services and inspiring others to initiate their own improvements

Strengthens the voice of those affected

The priorities of people affected by Parkinson's are the touchstone for developing high quality services.

The UK Parkinson's Excellence Network offers clear insight from people affected by Parkinson's to enable health and social care professionals to better meet their needs through:

  • the Patient Reported Experience Measure, part of the UK Parkinson's Audit, helping you understand and benchmark your service from the perspective of your patients and clients
  • access to feedback from people living with the condition from across the UK, along with tools and expertise to help you involve people affected by Parkinson's in shaping services
  • resources to equip you to enable people affected by Parkinson's to take control, and get the information, support and opportunities they need to manage their condition and live life to the full
  • face to face learning for social care professionals developed with and delivered by Parkinson's UK trained volunteer educators with personal experience of Parkinson's

Get involved and shape your network

Got something to share with the Excellence Network? Why not write a blog article for the Excellence Network news, send us some feedback, or follow us on Twitter? Email us to find out how to get started. 

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UK Parkinson's Excellence Network priority areas for improvement

The Excellence Network is working to address six priority areas for improvement in Parkinson's services. 

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Funding opportunities

Many organisations offer funding for health and social care professionals for education, training and research. The Excellence Network also offers service improvement grants to professionals.

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